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Thread: My very first quilt--and a wall hanging--finally done and home!

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    My very first quilt--and a wall hanging--finally done and home!

    I made this wall hanging many years ago--pieced all the blocks by hand, then put it aside because I was overwhelmed by the 'quilting' part. So I finally took it to get quilted (along with a full-bed-size quilt I made for my daughter). I picked both up on Saturday, and I am so pleased with them.
    Wall hanging:
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    Here is it in its spot in my sewing room--temporary hanging job, using little clips, but at least it's up!
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    Close up of the Dresden plate block, to show the quilting--she did all-over stippling.
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    Now my daughter's quilt. It was a Joann fabric 'block of the month'--Legacy Star--which I bought online in 2004, for 50% off. I know, that's a LONG time to not finish something, but life happens. DD got her great-grandma's bedroom furniture recently, and the comforter she had on it just did not 'go' at all--way too modern--so I dug the quilt kit out and finished it. It looks SOOOo much nicer on her 'old-fashioned' bed, and really warms the room up.
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    Here it is on the bed, with the pillow shams I made. I used my Eleanor Burns book, "Still stripping after 25 years" for the general instructions, and added the quilt square and borders:
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    I also made some throw pillows--a couple 'real' quilt squares, and one just strips sewn together:
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    And finally, a close up of the center of the quilt--this shows the leaves she quilted into the green borders:
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    Thanks for looking!!

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    Beautiful!!!!!....both of them!! The quilt and pillows look gorgeous on the bed!!
    Gloria 

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    Both are beautiful the quilt does look lovely on the old fashioned bed. Which is also gorgeous lucky girl

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    OMGOSH!! I made 2 of them quilts because I also got the block quits 50% off.

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    WOW, both are beautiful!!! They will be loved for many years
    Grama Laura

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    all of your works are gorgeous!
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    Beautiful quilt and pillows!
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    sew beautiful, love them all
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    Your quilts are gorgeous.....also I did notice the shamrock ..wow loving that I'm such an Irish girl at heart....do you have the pattern? Thanks!
    *Rachel*

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    you do beautiful work!!!!
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