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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2009 02:32:12 PM »

Wow, it looks amazing. I can't imagine how long that must have taken, you did a fantastic job, putting it all together by hand. I'm sure the recipients will absolutely love it.

« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2009 02:56:01 PM »

Thanks for all the comments so far!  Kiss

Surprisingly, I've only been working on it since this past February, so 5 months . . . and I took a bunch of 1-3 week breaks in there for schoolwork, vacations, and all sorts of other distractions.  I just make it a rule to never sit down and watch tv or surf the net without having some sort of craft project in my hands.

ForeverSandals--yes, it's for my cousin.  She's registered for some lavender linens, so hopefully it will be to her liking.

CarmenCrafter--The fire escape makes for great rustic pictures, doesn't it?  A little too rustic for something I might have to rely on to save my life someday  Shocked

Chimes, Ducky--the overall pattern is called barn raising.  There's tons of patterns you can make with log cabin blocks (basically anything you can make with a square or a half square triangle!)  Check out http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309692.0 for some more possibilities.

Thanks for all the compliments!  The quilt is hiding in the closet until October so that parting with it will be a *little* easier.

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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2009 03:58:04 PM »

As so many people have already said, this looks amazing. And kudos to you for doing it all by hand. It takes me forever to get a quilt done and I use a sewing machine. Tongue Oh, and of course "THIS ROCKS".

« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2009 05:38:56 AM »

It's gorgeous!  Kudos to you!
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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2009 10:47:19 PM »

This quilt is one of the most stunning that I have seen! your colors are so striking together and who would have thought to use such contasting colors....beautiful, just beautiful!

« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2009 12:30:22 PM »

Absolutely, unbelievably gorgeous!!!  The work in this makes me want to cry... I am currently making a log cabin and it is taking forever even piecing by machine.  I honestly looked at the picture of you and thought, "But... she's so YOUNG!" because I feel like it would take me decades to complete what you have.

Congratulations, it's just stunning!
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2009 01:10:06 AM »

This is AMAZING.  It looks gorgeous and you've inspired me to hand sew a quilt of my own.  Not one nearly so large, however.  I am extremely impressed.
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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2009 09:56:18 AM »

It's all done by hand?
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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2009 11:16:55 AM »

My dear, this is stunning! I have family that hand quilts, and I know how much work it is! The quilting I can imagine doing by hand; the piecing... never! I hope your cousin apprectiates how much work went into this and how precious of a gift it is. If they don't, send 'em here and we'll educate them! What a lucky person your cousin is.

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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2009 10:25:43 AM »

Wow!!! That is beautiful! It looks so cozy too!
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