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« on: January 22, 2009 06:55:15 AM »

I made this quilt about 10 years ago for my brother and his wife when they married. 

The pattern was on the cover of Quiltmaker Magazine on an issue they did on using color in quilts.  The pattern is called "Crossing Stars".

I machine pieced it and hand quilted the whole thing.  This was the last quilt that I ever quilted by hand.  I found that I hate doing hand quilting.  I was motivated to finish this project because I was excited to give it to my brother as a gift.  Brother and Sis-in-law like bright colors and have used this quilt in their living room for the last 10 years since receiving it.  I gave them permission to put it away if they want to.  They might retire it for awhile to an upstairs bedroom. 

The pattern is not nearly as complicated as it looks! 
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009 06:59:20 AM »

wow this is beautiful! I just finished my first hand quilted project and boy did it make my fingers hurt! my project was small so I am in awe of how u did this guy! love the colors too! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009 07:02:04 AM »

Beautiful.  Just lovely.

If it had grown up, it would have made a dreadfully ugly child; but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think.
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009 07:09:14 AM »

that is magnificent!  i agree with whoopdedoo_5, i am in awe with your patience!

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009 07:14:05 AM »

Holy cow!  I don't usually like this busy of quilts or bright colors like that but I adore this quilt!!!!  I wouldn't change a thing and the fact that you HAND QUILTED it?!  Oh my gosh!  I was talking to my husband about hand quilting the other day and I said that while it would be amazing to do it, I just have no desire to muster up that patience.  Kudos!  Your brother must be so proud to own such a masterpiece!

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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009 07:16:51 AM »

beautiful.  I love rainbows.  Smiley  what a great pattern!

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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009 07:35:01 AM »

Wow, I love it!! The colors, your patience and the design all make a lovely quilt.

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2009 07:42:44 AM »

It's gorgeous!!

« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2009 08:14:41 AM »

Thanks!  My brother and his wife are great.  They like this quilt but don't think of it as such a masterpiece that they don't use it. It makes me happy to know that their kids have spilled applesauce on it and for awhile it was a favorite resting spot for their aging cats.

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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2009 09:10:48 AM »

oh, wow, that is gorgeous!!!  Shocked lucky recipients!

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