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melsmaddness
« on: December 04, 2010 08:48:51 AM »

I started this quilt 2 years ago to give to my husband on his 62nd birthday. He planned to retire early, however he has not done so yet.

It is hand pieced, hand stitched, binding applied by hand and Hand quilted.







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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010 11:30:41 AM »

That's great!  And all by hand - you have WAY more patience than I do.  Lucky hubby!! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010 03:09:35 PM »

Beautiful! This would have taken me way more than two years!
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010 04:33:35 PM »

Wow! 100% by hand. I bow to your patience...Although I have decided that one of my New Year's resolutions is to make a quilt completely by hand. Probably won't be nearly this big though. This is stunning.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2010 10:52:32 PM »

Wow, I don't think I could ever do a quilt by hand. Your hands must be tired..lol. I love it!
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010 10:07:35 AM »

Just beautiful! Could you tell me the name of the star block you used? I have a quilt my Mother-in-law gave us that she bought somewhere and it has this same star block used in it but its a little differently put together... Id love to know more about it! It has become my favorite thing in our room and has been on our bed our entire 7 years of marriage!
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2010 01:31:31 PM »

Just beautiful! Could you tell me the name of the star block you used?

To my knowledge the block has 2 names "Wagon Wheel" or "Carpenter's Wheel" . I believe it has roots in the underground railroad during the civil war.

Wagon Wheel/Carpenter's Wheel: A signal to the slave to pack the items needed to travel by wagon or that could be used while travelling. It could also mean to pack the provisions necessary for survival, as if packing a wagon for a long journey, or to actually load the wagon in preparation for escape. Some records indicate this symbol meant a wagon with hidden compartments in which slaves could conceal themselves, would soon be embarking for the trip to freedom.
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2010 05:37:12 PM »

Wow thats really interesting! Thanks for the info! Now Im going to read up some more on it Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2010 08:27:08 PM »

beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2010 05:36:19 PM »

Unbelievable!  Your handstitching is so perfect.  What a load of work.  Great job.
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