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    Default Trying to get back in the saddle

    Hi

    I have not been quilting since summer when my big machine brook.

    I have got my moms machine now . it is a singer inspiration.

    So I thought I would try to get back to quilting again.

    Here is an ufo of mine. It is a Bonnie Hunter inspired string quilt.
    It is supposed to be like a barbers pole, a play of the light and dark.

    I am thinking a narrow solid color frame. finished at 1 " and then a piano key border.

    What you think ?
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    God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    The stash to make a quilt to help me cope,
    A quilt to give to comfort those I love in times of hurt, fear and uncertainty.
    And the courage to keep on sewing when life itself seems held together by a single thread of hope.

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    I think it's going to be beautiful!
    Katrina


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    I love that idea, I just enlarged a small quilt to bed size by doing exactly the same thing. I did use a 2-1/2" border between the sections to make it wide enough for my queen size bed. Hope you get back to quilting, you've really become an expert at free motion quilting.Click image for larger version. 

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    I think this is going to be excellent

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    Annika, I say do what your talent and inspiration tells you to do. Your finished product will be undoubtedly GORGEOUS. I love the idea of the piano key border. PLEASE post a picture of your finish.
    A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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    That sounds like a good idea. I suggest auditioning the "pole" with a few different solids for that narrow border before deciding on one. Looks like you are back in the saddle with great ideas.

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    It's nice to have you back, Annika. I know it's been a busy time for you since your mom's death. Glad you have a workable sewing machine now. Your quilt look like a great scrap buster.

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    Thank you !

    I am still feeling very disoriented and unconnected but at least the desire has awoken !


    God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    The stash to make a quilt to help me cope,
    A quilt to give to comfort those I love in times of hurt, fear and uncertainty.
    And the courage to keep on sewing when life itself seems held together by a single thread of hope.

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    Annika....you got this, sweetie. Follow your quilting heart and inspirations!
    Sherri

    "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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    You've inspired me! Lovely quilt and so full of fun. I do see the barberpole effect.
    Your work is always lovely; you will make a great decision. Can't wait to see what your talents have completed.
    “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” ― John Muir
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