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Thread: 33-yr old quilt-in-the-making

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    this is the quilt i started for my son, ethan, when he was 7. now he's 40.
    i'm lucky he's a patient man who loves his mother! it started out as twin, then double and finally queen. it had a row top and bottom of blacks, but that made it way too long. it was all over the floor. now it's fine. it's 98-1/2 x 97-1/2. what happened to that extra inch?

    any opinions? LOL!

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    Very pretty. I like how vibrant it looks.

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    Beautiful quilt. The colors are so bright and cheerful. I'm sure he'll love it.

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    Nice. I'm sure your glad it is done.

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    very nice

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    lol, it hasn't dated has it!! I love the bright colours, well done for finally finishing it. Your quilting designs are lovely :D

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    Worth waiting for!

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    Oh, I like it!!!! I am glad you were able to finish it!

    Kyia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    lol, it hasn't dated has it!! I love the bright colours, well done for finally finishing it. Your quilting designs are lovely :D
    it has been dated and i'm sure that whoever reads it in the future will think that there was a mistake made or the maker was crazy.

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    I think it was well worth the wait. It looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb G
    Beautiful quilt. The colors are so bright and cheerful. I'm sure he'll love it.
    they were the right colors for a 7-yr old. i don't think i would choose those colors for a grown man. but he's seen them for so long now they seem right to him. he says he can't imagine it any other colors.

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    Wow good for you on finishing. It looks great and if you don't mind I'm lmao. I think i would have thrown it out years ago.

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    Great job! I admire you, I can't remember how I wanted to do something a year ago, much less 33 years ago!


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    It looks amazing and how it didn't date itself! I'm sure it will be a treasure for him to keep and pass on..:))Great show! Skeat

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    you are just too cute :) it looks great!

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    to tell the truth, the longer i took to finish it, the more i couldn't stand the thought of looking at it. if my daughter hadn't gotten on my case, it would still be folded up somewhere. of course, she's waiting for her own 33-yr-old-quilt now. it just needs pics, then it goes to her house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    to tell the truth, the longer i took to finish it, the more i couldn't stand the thought of looking at it. if my daughter hadn't gotten on my case, it would still be folded up somewhere. of course, she's waiting for her own 33-yr-old-quilt now. it just needs pics, then it goes to her house.
    LOL :lol: Congratulations! I think it looks fabulous :!:

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    ooh very nice!!! that has to be the longest record UFO!! :) I bet you are happy to have it completed!

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    i am just happy to have it GONE!

    when i want to see it, i can visit his house. LOL!

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    Worth the wait! Gives me hope--if you can finish a quilt after all this time, maybe I can finish some of my UFOs too! I'm sure he loves his quilt!

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    I like it.
    Congratulations on finishing it!

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    That's a great story to go with a great quilt! Very pretty and lively..

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    ha ha and I thought my 20 year quilt was setting a record!

    sometimes you do just get sick and tired of something.... and for some reason some quilts take forever to do, yet another can get itself done in less than a week!

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    OH Thank You! LOL.. Makes me feel better about my 27 year old UFO. LOL.. I did finish it just a few weeks ago . It was a baby quilt for my first son..Now I am just waiting for him to find a girl, get married and use it for his first child ! It is a GREAT quilt...
    Sharon

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    You selected beautiful colors. I like the nine patch blocks scattered through it. Congrats.

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