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Thread: 1st handquilted quilt

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    1st handquilted quilt

    Took me almost a year to make this. Enjoyed the process too.

    Don't know if you'll be able to tell by the pictures... but I quilted the big stars in blue and the smaller ones in red.

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    What fun. That should wake everyone up. So far the only things I have handquilted are a couple of baby quilts. I am giving serious thought to doing a bigger quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful work, love the colors!!!!

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    Wow!! cool colors, nice job
    will quilt 4EVER

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    beautiful and colorful, reminding me of a rainbow. It looks wonderful on your daybed. Congratulations, hand quilting is quite an achievement.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    i love the brightness of it and the stars are great!
    A rolling stone gathers no moss

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    Oh that is a very bright quilt.
    "Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late".

    Benjamin Franklin

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    A treasure ... so glad you are using it -- it's why it was made!

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    Oh, I love the colors and the design! I'm going to try my hand at hand-quilting this year too.

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    It is beautiful but the fact that you enjoyed the process is the most important thing.
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    Love your quilt. It looks fabulous on the day bed. Can see your stars but couldn't tell the color of the small one.

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    Love the bright quilts. We get a good amount of bluebonnets here in north central Texas too.
    Live and let live!

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    What a Gorgeous quilt you have just shared with all of us. You did a wonderful job hand quilting it too. Give yourself a pat on the back, from me for doing such a great job!! I just LOVE it!!
    If you see someone without a SMILE, please give them one of yours!!

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    Really a fun quilt, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Thank y'all for your kind words.
    I realize this isn't traditional colors for a quilt.
    Most of it was made from scraps/left-overs.
    My goal is to try and use what I've got, only buying what I need to finish up a quilt.
    As I could never live long enough to use up all my fabric!

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    very nicely done... bright and cheerful
    Nancy in western NY
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    Great job. Congratulations on finishing a great project!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    Love the bright colors! Congrats!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    it is a nice happy quilt

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    "Hey" from a fellow Texan....beautiful work!!! ....i so admire anyone who hand quilts. This quilt is just fun to look at.
    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    Love the quilt and the hill country! I am a native Texan and love the BlueBonnets and the Indian Blankets.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    Love the bright colors an the pattern

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    Just to let you know. I'm a hand quilter also. My very 1st quilt, I did was a king size water bed quilt, and I sewed it,// hand quilted it in the first year. My 1st quilt show was the following year. I still have the quilt, with worn out fabric, and so on. I'm hand quilting a grdmothers flower garden, a lady friend gave me. She hand sewed every peice by hand. I'm 98% of haveing it done. Roughly guessing 2500-3000 peices in this quilt. 1 more quick note, I get in my chair of a evening, and my 3 dog's are in the chair with me. And they dont move until I move. I get stiff, after so of time sitting. I'm hooked on hand quilting. The needle I use is a quilting/between, size 11. Don-isewman

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    Snappy and attention grabbing. Sure is pretty.

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    Fabulous bright quilt, nice quilting!

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