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Topic: IMAGE HEAVY! my first string quilt and whole cloth quilt!  (Read 2947 times)
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2011 02:32:16 AM »

They are both amazing. I hope to make a whole cloth quilt one day before I die, but having hand quilted a couple of pieced quilts I am a bit intimidated by the time involved. Yours looks absolutely incredible!
And I love the colours in your railroad inspired quilt too.

« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2011 07:19:13 AM »

Those are great! As a fellow hand quilter I stand in awe of your abilities.

« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2011 07:34:05 AM »

These are absolutely beautiful!! You did an amazing job!
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2011 03:07:06 PM »

Your whole cloth quilt is stunning! and the fact you did it all by hand is amazing.
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2011 05:26:27 PM »

They're so colorful! I love the green one... How long did it take to make these?
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2011 07:58:18 PM »

Oh thank you so much you guys!! I really appreciate all the wonderful comments Smiley

The wholecloth quilt took me about 2-3 weeks to finish everything.

The green is actually the back to the string quilt and that quilt practically killed me!  It was for my final...so we had about 3ish weeks to work on it...well i'm not very good at working on two projects at once so I waited till we were done with all other projects...and that left me about a week and a half to finish.  I started with a different idea..and realized it was WAY to complicated to complete in the time frame I had and I hated the fabrics I had picked...just wasn't what I wanted...and plus the math was killing me, so I started over 5 days before it was due...not to mention this was my finals week for my other classes i was in also, just a really dumb idea...but I wanted to be happy with my outcome if I was going to put that much time and effort into it. 

I pretty much spent 4 straight days working on it...with about 2 hours of sleep each night...I finished binding it and washing it the morning of my class! (binding was really stitched on as quick as I could!)  But I was NOT going to not finish it and plus I reallly wanted to see it all washed and snuggly! 

So basically 5 days total for the string quilt!  But it was so worth it...and i'm really happy i started over.  I don't think I would have liked the outcome as much if I hadn't. Smiley

I've been a shoeless cobbler for as long as i remember and i'm always having trouble staying put.
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2011 10:01:44 PM »

With work like that I assume you passed the class!  Really nice pieces...

There's one in every family, and I'm an only child.
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2011 02:22:50 AM »

Just love your quilts.  Hope you are inspired to make many more wonderful quilts.
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« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2011 06:25:31 AM »

Gorgeous! I especially love the string quilt. It's so obvious that much love was put into all the hand stitching.

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