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Thread: Beautiful quilts on this site

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    Senior Member KiwiQuilter's Avatar
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    I was recently reflecting on some of the comments I have made to postings about peoples beautiful quilts, and I thought that my comments don't really convey what I feel.

    When I look at your quit, I see the hours of work combining just the right fabric and patterns together to create in your mind a pleasing quilt (because that that stage we don't see the tangible output). I think of the hours of cutting, and sewing. The frustration when seams have to be ripped, and re-sewn. Then finally the flimsy. I understand the thoughts that you have to weigh up about borders - to border or not - if so what colors??? Then there's the quilting - what will enhance the pattern - bring to life or diminish certain areas - and the hours of work involved in the quilting. Finally the binding - another choice which needs careful thought and consideration.

    And at the end of your hard labor all is say is "what a beautiful quilt - love it!". What I really mean is all of the above. It never ceases to amaze me what someone can conceive in their mind and create with their hands. Well done to you all :)

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    Well said!!!!

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    Ahhhh, that's because you've been there and done that. A person that's never seen a mountain can't appreciate the valley. A person that's never quilted can't fully appreciate the time, tears, love and sweat that goes into them. BTW, that was very nicely worded. I feel the same way but couldn't have written it so beautifully.

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    Nicely said. I think you speak for many of us.

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    I couldn't have said it any better :D:D:D

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    Thank You, well put !!! :)

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    well said

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    ditto

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    DITTO!!!!! Triple time. I am in contant awe of the things you all create!

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    Amazing. What a heartfelt response. Thank you!

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    Thank you for that heartfelt comment. I wish people really understood what it takes!

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    Well said!

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    That is what I like about this board. We are a mutal admiration society! We ALL get it.

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    Well said.

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    Beautifully said........and you are absolutely correct!

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    A 'well done - beautiful' means more on this board than someone else gushing because you all truly know what it takes to create it. You are appreciating everything about the quilt. Non-quilters are just telling you they like the colors.

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    If I only knew how to copy this so I could use it instead of the fluff I usually say. It is so meaningful. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiQuilter
    I was recently reflecting on some of the comments I have made to postings about peoples beautiful quilts, and I thought that my comments don't really convey what I feel.

    When I look at your quit, I see the hours of work combining just the right fabric and patterns together to create in your mind a pleasing quilt (because that that stage we don't see the tangible output). I think of the hours of cutting, and sewing. The frustration when seams have to be ripped, and re-sewn. Then finally the flimsy. I understand the thoughts that you have to weigh up about borders - to border or not - if so what colors??? Then there's the quilting - what will enhance the pattern - bring to life or diminish certain areas - and the hours of work involved in the quilting. Finally the binding - another choice which needs careful thought and consideration.

    And at the end of your hard labor all is say is "what a beautiful quilt - love it!". What I really mean is all of the above. It never ceases to amaze me what someone can conceive in their mind and create with their hands. Well done to you all :)
    So wonderfully said, couldn't ever say it better. Thanks for speaking what many of us wish we could say with our words.

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    You've expressed exactly how I feel too. The talent on this board is amazing and really inspirational. I am in awe of the many quilters here that make so many quilts, each one prettier than the last. I am so thankful to have found this board, and the generosity of the members to share their knowledge and talent with those of us that aspire to create beautiful quilts. :)

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    Too true...and nicely put. Even though we sometimes only use a word or two, we all know what a quest it can be. I too am thankful for being able to be part of this community...the knowledge base and generosity of the members is phenomenal.

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    thanks for posting this. what a great way to express what we feel when we look at each other's work. :thumbup:

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    I csn honestly say that I have enjoyed looking at every quilt. I feel guilty sometimes that I don't comment on every one. It's just that i can't keep up with all the fantastic talent here. Keep them coming!!!!

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    Ditto. I am always encouraged and challenged by the work done by everyone in this group. It is a privilege to be part of you all.

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    Very well said....

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiQuilter
    I was recently reflecting on some of the comments I have made to postings about peoples beautiful quilts, and I thought that my comments don't really convey what I feel.

    When I look at your quit, I see the hours of work combining just the right fabric and patterns together to create in your mind a pleasing quilt (because that that stage we don't see the tangible output). I think of the hours of cutting, and sewing. The frustration when seams have to be ripped, and re-sewn. Then finally the flimsy. I understand the thoughts that you have to weigh up about borders - to border or not - if so what colors??? Then there's the quilting - what will enhance the pattern - bring to life or diminish certain areas - and the hours of work involved in the quilting. Finally the binding - another choice which needs careful thought and consideration.

    And at the end of your hard labor all is say is "what a beautiful quilt - love it!". What I really mean is all of the above. It never ceases to amaze me what someone can conceive in their mind and create with their hands. Well done to you all :)
    You have said it so well. Thank you.

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