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Old 04-21-2017, 08:24 AM
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This poor quilt has been waiting since about May of 2012 to get finished. I started out hand quilting in each block. The stencil was not the same size as the blocks, and I did not care for it. Fortunately I had only done two blocks. Then I thought I'd just machine quilt the whole thing with straight lines. It started to get very lumpy bumpy. So then it sat for a very long time until I got it out today. I plan to take out every stitch and re-pin. Then I will hand quilt an all over feather design I have. It will take quite some time, but it will be worth it. I like these colors, and do not want to waste the fabric.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:26 AM
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Unsewing is not the worst thing in the world. Just be patient and pretty soon it will be apart and you can start over.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:28 AM
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You are right, it's too pretty to just let it be. I have been there done that. Just sit in front of a good movie with a good seam ripper and have at it. I use a sheet from one of those tape lint rollers to place all the little threads. I works like fly paper and traps them so they don't end up all over the chair and floor.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:35 AM
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PS Your handquilting was nicely done.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:40 AM
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You could also leave it and do another line (or 2) of echo quilting around the pattern. Very pretty!
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:07 PM
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Oh it looks lovely so do please finish it.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:01 PM
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Very pretty and your hand quilting is too.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:39 PM
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great quilt. keep at it, I love it.
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Old 04-22-2017, 01:19 AM
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I love the color choice of your quilt. Your hand stitching is very nice.
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Old 04-22-2017, 03:16 AM
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I think it looks great! I really like the fabric & colors & your quilting is awesome
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