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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

One of Winter's Projects

I have worked on this baby quilt top on and off for the last few months.  The embroidery work took  a while, probably longer than the pieced circles.   It only measures 32 inches square, smaller than I'd like it to be.  I could piece another straight border, for the sides, like the circles.  Would that take away from the center design circles?  I don't plan to quilt it right away so there would be time to piece more (whew!).  Any suggestions?

Something happened and the pictures are in upside down order; the top one is the fabric I plan to use for the backing.  Blogging confuses me; first, it takes forever with our slow internet service to upload the pictures, and second, I seem to be out of control as to what happens. :)  Can't even sign off at the bottom of the post, :( so, have a good day!  Charlotte



19 comments:

  1. Wow, that is so beautiful. I don't think it would take away from the center designs. You've really done a great job on this. I can't wait to see the outcome.

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    1. Thank you, Susie, I always see flaws in my work,:) Hope you're feeling better these days.

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  2. That is some amazing piecing on the circles! Are they paper pieced? I love the embroidery and having the circle flying geese around them really makes them pop. I don't feel like it needs another border. I think it looks so pretty as is. I love it. Blogging is difficult and with them making changes to blogger it gets even harder at times.

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. Yes, the circles are paper pieced. I paper piece anything I can as it is more precise.

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  3. It's adorable! Looks great as is, but I don't think a border would take away. Flying geese border? I read the post about all the chicks. I would love to hear the sound of all those sweet chicks!

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    1. Thanks, Sherri. If I do a border it will be flying geese, paper pieced in the same size as on the circles.

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  4. The little quilt is adorable. I love it. I think another border would be pretty and not take away from the center design at all. Computers drive me crazy. I know just enough to get by. :)

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  5. This is so wonderful, Charlotte! Both your embroidery and piecework are beautifully done. I like the fabric you chose for the backing too.

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    1. Thanks Connie! I like to embroider but I get very impatient with it ~ want to "get 'er done" :) The backing fabric has little kittens playing with balls of yarn.

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  6. I love everything you do with the flying geese. Both your embroidery work and piecing are beautifully done. I think the border would be fine, or, possibly, add two more blocks to the length??? Or just leave as is!

    Blogger did crazy stuff yesterday when I was trying to post.

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  7. Chip Butter, I think two blocks in length would make it too long for the width. I made one before, with six appliqued centers and it seems too long.

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  8. It is precious!!! If you think it's too short for a quilt, you can call it a baby blanket. :-)

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  9. Your embroidery is adorable and very nostalgic. I like the back fabric. It'll be a sweet baby quilt. I don't remember seeing flying geese in a circle before. They look amazing, You're so creative. :)

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  10. Wow! What a beautiful baby quilt. Your embroidery is awesome! I love this quilt.

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  11. I wish I had your talent.
    All of your work is beautiful.
    Wish I lived near you :)
    and you could teach me....

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    1. Many thanks, Ernestine. Yes, it would be nice to work together; I have no quilting buddies close by since my mama is gone.

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  12. I think a triangle-pieced border in the darker colors, would just set off the round blocks beautifully! Or maybe even prairie points, in the darker colors. Good job and those are precious embroidery patterns. Hugs!

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  13. I have no ideas on whether to expand the cute, precious quilt. It must take an awful lot of patience (which I lack). Your work is so beautiful. xoxo

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