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    Applique Angel

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    Because it's done! Finally. Started this at Sew Expo in Atlanta in 2014 and I confess it's not my favorite in terms of color (partly my choice, partly what was provided in the class) and quality of my finish - but gosh darn it, it's out of the UFO pile! Pics are before washing. After washing I lost 2" on width and 1.5" on length, which I think is about 4%-5% shrinkage (Quilters Dream Cotton batting, if anyone is interested.) The post-wash version doesn't have as much of the crinkling as I would normally expect - not sure if it was the batting choice or that I didn't put it through the dryer.

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    This was my first attempt at quilting in sections and I was focused on the method rather than the quilting. I will definitely use this method again but next time will make sure to get those sections of batting joined together, not just the fabric. I didn't do that this time so I have a few empty areas of quilt where the sections of batting have shrunk away from each other.

    Thanks for looking.
    Slainte!

    Liz



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    Missouri Star

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    Done is a wonderful feeling. It looks very happy and fun, you should be proud.

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    Missouri Star

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    Every quilt has a learning curve. I really like the scrapy blocks though. I've never measured a quilt before and after washing. Maybe I should start checking that out.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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    Missouri Star

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    oh this is really neat! I like it!
    I agree with Sandy, we learn a lot from our quilts!
    Quilter since 2013.

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    Missouri Star

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    Liz,, your doing exactly what we quilters should do... FINISH... Practice and experiment.... there is always more fabric,,, ideas,,it's making the time to DO IT.. Good for you!! GB
    "Each day well-lived and Happy;
    that's all there is to Life!"

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    Missouri Star

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    I like it, colors and design!
    Keep Calm and Quilt On!
    Wishing all a happy and healthy 2016.
    Paula




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    Every one of our quilts teach us something. Yours turned out lovely....very nice job!!

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    Missouri Star

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    Done is good and if you learn something from it - even better!
    ***Kathy***

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    Missouri Star

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    I think that it turned out great.

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    It is always great to say completed. Bright and cheerful !
    Beth

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