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« on: April 01, 2010 02:22:58 AM »

Just finished this quilt as a birthday present for my man. Three days early, how cool is that!
I might actually have time to bake him a cake now.  Grin

Sorry for the less than perfect photography, I was getting loads of glare off the snow and the wind was blowing it around a bit... Tongue
I made this to stop him going on and on about this quilt http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313578.msg3606403#msg3606403 Know to him as "That quilt you should never have given away!" It's got the same appliqued motif, but while the original was only about 14" square, this is 50" square and is more heavily quilted than I have ever attempted before.

The centre is echo quilted and the black panels have quilted outlines of mine and my sons hands with infills of random stippling.

Here's the label which I free hand embroidered on my machine.
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010 02:27:50 AM »

I see why your DH didn't like you to give the first one away but this one is even better. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010 02:46:45 AM »

OH my gosh, this is gorgeous! And the fact it has your son's and your hands stitched into it makes it even that much more special. Absolutely amazing, and definitely This Rocks!
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010 07:50:44 AM »

Incredible. I am speechless.
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010 09:19:30 AM »

That is the coolest quilt!  I absolutely love the idea of your hands and your kids' hands outlined with the quilting - I might have to use that idea in a future quilt . . . hmmmmm . . . not sure when, but I'll tuck it in the back of my head!  You'll have to come back and let us know how he likes it - it's a surprise, right??  Very cool! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2010 06:13:01 AM »

 Shocked  this is amazing! I am in awe!
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2010 12:23:57 PM »

That's a beauty.  I love the hands - great idea and beautifully done.  Gorgeous  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2010 02:53:29 PM »

 Shocked  Holy C...shoot!!!!!!!!!!   
This is amazing!!! I would like to get into art quilty stuff, but I am always get intimidated right before I start something. Yours turned out beautiful!!! 
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2010 03:13:00 PM »

This ain't your grandma's quilt! Wow. What a statement piece. I'm sure he's thrilled to have such a talented wife!
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2010 07:57:21 PM »

Love this quilt! Newage and traditional...great combination Smiley
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Sunshine daydream
Walking in the tall trees
Going where the wind goes
Blooming like a red rose
Breathing more freely
Ride out singing, I'll walk you in the morning sunshine
Sunshine daydream
Sunshine daydream
Walking in the sunshine
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2010 01:43:51 AM »

Amazing: beautiful and innovative
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2010 10:56:33 AM »

Wow! I made the front page!
I'm so excited!!
Thanks for the kind comments. Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2010 10:19:30 AM »

Wow! I wish I could quilt. That is amazing. I Love it.
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