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daisy525
« on: March 07, 2006 11:55:04 AM »

Hi.  I discovered this board several months ago and I am hooked.  I began sewing again 3 years ago.  This was my first sewing project.  I FINALLY finished it last month.  I did all the quilting by hand.  I love how it looks, but I don't know if I'll ever do that again.  It's far from perfect, but I love it.  It's too small for a bed, but it's the perfect size for curling up on the couch.  Any comments would be greatly appreciated.





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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2006 12:50:22 PM »

It's obvious you put a lot of work into it  - it's beautiful!  Great job.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2006 01:26:06 PM »

I am impressed!  Doing all that hand quilting is very time consuming.  Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2006 02:17:53 PM »

Very pretty color combination you picked!

I like all the square designs but, personally, I like some better than others because of the colors you chose to put where (for example - second row from the bottom, left hand and middle square - I like the middle square with the yellow center better and - top row, left hand and middle square, I like the left hand one better with the yellow more towards the center.)

Wow, hand quilted - you have patience!  Great job!  Keep up the good work!
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2006 04:24:10 PM »

Thanks for the comments.  I agree that some of the color layouts work better than others.  As this was my first quilt, I did a lot of experimenting.  Each block was so much work, I used them all.  You might even notice that a couple of squares are put together wrong.  I didn't have the patience to re-do those.

Yes, hand quilting takes an eternity.  I spent a few months putting the quilt together on nights and weekends.  I'm a graduate student, so my time is somewhat limited for crafting.  It took nearly 3 years to get all of the hand quilting done. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2006 03:37:36 AM »

Its never "wrong" if it looks good!
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2006 06:50:48 AM »

That is amazing!  I'm in awe of the hand quilting.
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2006 07:13:04 AM »

Beautiful job!

I've done a small amount of quilting, but never this big and never by hand!  I admire you for your patience and skill.  Smiley  The biggest I've made is like 2 by 2 feet in eighth grade in an afterschool workshop thing during "fine arts month" or something like that.  I think that month is March!  Which is this month!

I've had too much coffee this morning, and your quilt is freaking AWESOME!

YAY!  GOOD JOB!
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2006 08:55:18 AM »

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the traditional style, colour scheme, and variation in the style of blocks.  This would be great to curl up with on the couch. Big props for the hand quilting. Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2006 05:36:56 AM »

You have a wonderful eye for color and fabrics.....this is so beautiful !! It will certainly be an heirloom quilt ! Cristina  Smiley Cheesy Grin
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