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Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:
There are so many seams, I'm having trouble getting them flat
LOL! Yeah, I've had that problem too. What worked for me was to spritz the intersection with either water or Magic Sizing (or Best Press or similar) to get the it nice and damp. Then take a meat mallet and pound the heck out of the intersection! Use the flat side of the mallet, not the bumpy side! I found it rather therapeutic. :-)
That is just a lovely, lovey top, Dee. Funny thing about complicated designs ... if you just take it one element at a time, it's not so bad (usually!). The design is very pleasing to look at and upon closer inspection, I'm not sure I would attempt it even now! So, kudos to you for starting it and eventually completing it! :-)
That really came out beautiful! Must be a great feeling to have it at the flimsy stage.
ooh...congrats on finishing the piecing! looks marvy!
I like it the way you arranged the colors it is really beautiful a lot of work
thanks Judy. Yes she did. Hers is blues & browns - she tends to like civil war like colors - about as different from mine as possible. She got frustrated and appliqued hers down around the edge. Her pieces are also larger, I didn't want a large quilt so I shrunk mine by 73% - not a good idea - it made the curves harder to piece.
Thanks Ami. yes, definitely a great feeling. I am planning to start quilting it right away. I want it FINISHED.
thanks Suze & Viola. It is very dramatic looking.
Oh wow! That i absolutely stunning!
I started on the quilting tonight. I am sure glad I decided to do ruler work instead of freehand. I'm pleased with how it is coming out. 1st pass is done, looks like it will take 3. I'm not sure what to do in the border, I'm thinking perhaps bead board. Seems like some straight lines would be a nice contrast to all the arcs.