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« on: January 04, 2012 12:12:25 AM »

I got the top for this quilt done 4 years ago.  I am making all my kids a hand-quilted quilt for their beds.  They get one, and that's it.  Anything else will be machine-quilted.  I got my son's done right away - he was in a bad place and needed something to comfort him.  My daughter's -- well, it took a bit longer.  I've got a disability that includes facial pain all day, every day, and hand-quilting a 108" square quilt can cause quite a headache without facial pain.

Anyhow, so here it is.

The pattern is called Mrs. Taft's Choice from The Quilter's Cache.  The blocks, half of them anyhow, came from a Yahoo groups swap.  I made the other half.  I moderated the swap.  It was fun, but it is amazing sometimes no matter how specific how you are with your instructions some people just do what they want.  I specified non-pastel non-dark colors, light or bright.  You can see that some are pastels and others are dark.  However, it all came out in the wash.  It was quite interesting sorting and distributing the blocks from 30-odd people from the US, Canada, Australia, and 2 European nations. 

It felt incredible to finish this quilt.  Now I can get on to the other 5 tops I have waiting to be given a proper backing and batting.   Wink    I also found out we have a new grandson on the way so he needs a quilt, too.

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012 02:28:15 AM »

It's splendid. And I really admire you for hand quilting.

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012 05:53:44 AM »

It's beautiful!

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012 06:56:35 AM »

Gorgeous quilt!

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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012 07:06:41 AM »

That's a lot of hand quilting!!  I admire your perseverance and tenacity!

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