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Another finish

Posted by msmeow (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 7, 13 at 16:51

Well, I got this banner top out of time out last weekend and gritted my teeth and finished it. I had a heck of a time quilting it! Machines balked at quilting the applique through the fusible, then I got puckers when I tried to stipple the background on the frame. So I frog-stitched the stippling I had done (not much, thankfully) and stitched in the ditch around the narrow border and called it done.

This was a kit I picked up several years ago at a quilt show. I swapped out 4 or 5 of the fat eighths for fabric in my stash - they had put a few stripes in with all those near-solids.

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Close up of the top and bottom:

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banner lower photo bannerbottom_zpsc7bfed22.jpg

I'm going to hang it in my dull gray office at work.

Donna


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That is just lovely. The colors are amazing. I don't want to hear about all the fuss quilting since it doesn't show at all. You did a good job.


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Oh, how that is going to POP off a grey wall at work! Nicely done!


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The colors are perfect for this design...nice work. This will surely brighten your office and make the day happier!
V.


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Love the cheery colors. They'll keep you thinking light and fun while in your office.

Know how you feel about the fusible problem. Just suffered it myself. If I need to quilt something fusible again I guess I'll do a test piece with really lightweight stuff 1st!
LindaB/CA


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I love it!
The colors are beautiful and the flowers POP!
I need to try something like this for my 'blah' walk-in area wall.
TFS.

~Geraldine


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I love bright colors. This is so cheerful. Nice finish.


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That would brighten any office! Very nice!

Vicky


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It's gorgeous! so bright and cheery! You did a fantastic job on the quilting.

I have tried fusible applique twice and it ruined needles both times.
Rosa


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Very pretty and bright, Donna. Good idea swapping out those striped fabrics. What were they thinking?


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Thanks, everyone!

Lois, I don't know....probably they were clearing out fat 8ths they didn't want any more. :) It was weird, though...one of the fabrics was supposed to be light pink (according to the pattern) and they put in a turquoise and blue stripe! The others were equally strange.

Donna


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I think it looks really great and I love the bright colors in it! Congrats on finishing it.

Best to you,
Sandra


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Job well done. Don't see and quilting issues so it was worth the effort. Love the rainbow colors and they will be perfect for you gray background. TFS


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Very pretty! I love all the bright colors. It will definitely brighten up your office.

Robbi


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Donna, that is just beautiful! I love the colors :o) I'm sure people will comment on it at the office.


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