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« on: June 03, 2009 10:04:24 AM »

I am making two of these.  My son's is finished and my daughter's is almost there, but I couldn't wait to post pictures.
this is about 4x6'
Each of the 864 squares are different and fussy cut!
The quilt was put together using a quilt as you go method.
There are more mistakes than things I got right, but I love it anyway.  And more importantly so does my son.

My daughter's will be the same except with a pink back.
That is another 864 fussy cut squares...  Her's needs to be quilted and assembled, but the little squares are already cut and made into blocks.


close ups of some of the squares to ispy- we even have some hand painted one's in there like their birthdays.



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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009 10:16:01 AM »

oh wow,those look gorgeous!and you must have the patience of a saint lol! cant wait to see pics of your daughter's quilt!
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009 10:17:46 AM »

Your quilt is unbelievable!!! I love it. Your children are very lucky to have such a talented mother.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009 10:32:45 AM »

That is the coolest thing!  I so wish Ih had the patience for something like that!!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009 10:54:59 AM »

SO awesome!  I love all the little miscellaneous squares . . . especially the trains. Something about it takes me back to Sesame Street cartoons  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009 01:04:37 PM »

Wow!  This is amazing!  How long did it take you?

 I could spend days just looking at the different images  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009 01:58:27 PM »

Wow!  This is amazing!  How long did it take you?

 I could spend days just looking at the different images  Smiley

Thank you everyone! 
As I finished each block the kids would take them and play ispy with them...they would also help me lay out the blocks (not that I really paid much attention to what went where).  And I sorta had in my mind that as the kids were sick or scared or as we cuddled we could look and find new things each time.

The cutting began in Oct. 08'  So, I've been at it 8 months.  However, I've put it aside many times to work on other things.  The cutting by far took the longest...months of cutting an hour or two a night.  Gathering the different fabrics took a while to.  I finally found a seller on ebay that sold a ton of novelty prints.  She agreed to cut me 6 inch squares of all her different fabrics.  It got expensive, but I was able to keep each and every block different.  Sewing the squares together to form blocks was pretty straight forward and fast.  Learning to quilt the blocks, do the sashing and stuff didn't take as long as I had thought.  So, really it was the fussy cutting that took forever.
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2009 02:16:20 PM »

Wow, it's incredible. Speechless!!! Amazing job!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2009 02:42:44 PM »

Wow - 8 months, you have a lot of patience!

Its such a fantastic piece, I bet your son is really proud of you!
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Azriell
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2009 07:35:09 PM »

I LOVE this!  My 5 year old is seriously drooling too and begging for her own now. 
Excellent work! WTG
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