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Diane replied on Sun, Dec 30 2012 9:45 PM

Thank you Linny.  I do love the silk ribbon---the colors are gorgeous.  I am learning so much and am glad I can use it on these blocks.  We are all striving to do better with our skills.

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Stephanie replied on Mon, Dec 31 2012 5:23 AM

I had to come back and have another look. It's so beautiful!

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Robin replied on Mon, Dec 31 2012 8:25 AM

Diane,

Your work is absolutely beautiful.   I'm like Stephanie I love colsinade (can't spell it but like it).   Years ago my aunt gave me a necklace that was made from these type of beads.  But you work is so detailed and filling.  I need to learn how to be more filling.  When I look at your work and Linny's I see how minimalistic my work is.   I've got to work on that in my next project.

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Linny t replied on Mon, Dec 31 2012 9:15 AM

Diane:
We are all striving to do better with our skills.
 That is so true, Diane.  It makes a big difference that we are doing this for people we love and want to give them something of ourselves that is our best.  I can't think of a better way to improve our skills than reaching for so noble a goal.  I love it!

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Diane replied on Mon, Dec 31 2012 10:52 AM

Robin--I have noticed that crazy quilting evolves like other types of quilting.  When I learned to crazy quilt years ago, I did less detail as was the style then.  A few years ago "encrusting" became popular.  When I look at my old quilts, they look almost bare!!  I decided to work towards a more detailed work.  You did very pretty ribbon flowers on Stephanie's block.  You have all the skills!

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Diane replied on Mon, Dec 31 2012 11:17 AM

Thank you Stephanie.  I am happy that you are so pleased!

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Diane replied on Mon, Dec 31 2012 11:19 AM

You know Robin---you have so many skills.  I am always amazed at all you can do.  I have no idea how to paper piece.  That quilt is gorgeous!

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Robin replied on Mon, Dec 31 2012 2:48 PM

Diane:

You know Robin---you have so many skills.  I am always amazed at all you can do.  I have no idea how to paper piece.  That quilt is gorgeous!

Thanks, Diane.  Paper piecing is very easy.   If you use a foundation and flip your fabric when you make your crazy quilt squares then you can paper piece it's the same principal.  You just have to remember you are working backwards.

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Diane:

Robin--I have noticed that crazy quilting evolves like other types of quilting.  When I learned to crazy quilt years ago, I did less detail as was the style then.  A few years ago "encrusting" became popular.  When I look at my old quilts, they look almost bare!!  I decided to work towards a more detailed work.  You did very pretty ribbon flowers on Stephanie's block.  You have all the skills!

I can so relate to this being evolving. My spring block I was totally focusing on the seams. Then I saw these mags like Pat Winters Gatheriings and took that encrusted CQ class and before I knew it, I wanted to do more! LOL. I love the texture and looking at all the details.

I love what you did on my block Robin. I'm going to treasure it.

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Linny t:
It makes a big difference that we are doing this for people we love and want to give them something of ourselves that is our best.  I can't think of a better way to improve our skills than reaching for so noble a goal.  I love it!

Big ditto on that!

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Barbara replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 10:42 AM

I just wanted to tell everyone thiese are amazing . I didn't take part in this  but I just may in the future . Stunning.  Barbara

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Stephanie:
 My spring block I was totally focusing on the seams

I didn't think about it until you posted this comment but I have always focused on the seams when embellishing my CQ. 

Seeing what you ladies have done during this RR, I will be rethinking my methods for future projects.  I want to do something fully embellished which I would like to start soon.  I am so encouraged by what I have seen from this group.  Thank you for this inspiration.

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Linny t replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 4:45 PM

Here's my work on Lillie's block.

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Lillie's Block After Robin working on it

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Diane replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 10:06 PM

Linny t:

Here's my work on Lillie's block.

Linny--I love the work you did on Lillie's block.  I love the cotton lace with the gold accents and the buttons look beautiful.  I love the sparkly monogram and the beaded flowers.  The block is really looking beautifully!

 

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Diane replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 10:13 PM

Diane:
The block is really looking beautifully!

I meant to say "it's coming along beautifully" :o)

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