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Topic: It took me over a year but finally finished - Grandmother's flower garden  (Read 28572 times)
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« on: December 17, 2008 12:35:57 PM »

I decided that I always make quilts for everyone else, so I wanted to make one for me.  Problem was, I have a king size bed.  And I chose grandmother's flower garden, so I pieced it by hand.  After I had it all pieced, I decided to quilt it by hand, too.  Once I finished quilting, I needed to make the binding, and since I had done everything else by hand I figured I would put the binding on by hand, too.  So, every single stitch is done by my tired fingers.  I love the results!

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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2008 12:40:58 PM »

Oh, my goodness! It's beautiful!  and by hand?   Shocked Wow!  Bet your little fingers are sportin' some fab stitchin' callouses!

Did you use those little plastic octagons to shape your pieces? 

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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2008 12:43:38 PM »

this is amazing!  What a beautiful quilt!  I love the colors! Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2008 12:46:32 PM »

Holy cow!!!  That is amazing!!  I want to learn to quilt...and I think you are my new quilting idol...that is unbelievable...and all by hand!

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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2008 12:48:28 PM »

That is gorgeous!  And by hand!  I do not have your patience.  Congrats on making a beautiful quilt!
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2008 12:50:49 PM »

its gorgeous! and by hand!  Shocked i envy ur patience!!!!!!

definitely an heirloom piece.. hope ur showing it off with well-deserved pride! Cool
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008 12:53:20 PM »

Stunning! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008 01:00:06 PM »

AMAZING job! I, too, hand-sew, and so appreciate the amount of time that would take.

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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008 01:01:19 PM »

Wow. It's beautiful. I'm glad you took the time to make something for yourself!

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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2008 01:03:26 PM »

What a spectacular quilt.  I love the colours, the pattern, and the obvious show of patience, determination and skill.

Great Job. 

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