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Thread: 3 months of hard work paying off!

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    3 months of hard work paying off!

    Yes, I will be so ever-grateful to be done with this one and have it out of here! I had numerous problems with this one, as it's the most intricate thing I have made. Everything was a struggle, from the designing all the way to the zig-zag around the edge after quilting it. It took just a week to even start quilting, my machine was not in the mood to play nice, neither were the 2 backups. Then a rough start as I tried to FMQ, so rip rip rip and went with what I know, walking foot and straight stitching. Not an easy feat to do with all the curves around the appliques. Tried 3 different basting methods, baste one way, start quilting and then change the basting as each way was just not holding things together. Ended up popping $8 for a can of basting spray and thank the Lord! I have found a new way to baste, and it is so worth the price! Then, had a border all ready to go but... after quilting it, I just didn't like it so, toss that in the scrap box and I think I am just gonna go with a flange binding instead. Just have to figure out the colors to use. Needless to say, this quilt, while full of hard work and worth it in the end, will not be missed. It is called "Path to the Promise" and is for a co-worker of DH's that is having their 4th baby girl in April.
    The Ark and the animals were featured in a book by Debbie Mumm to be used as a bumper pad set with the Ark being the headboard. It was published using bold, vivid colors and suited for a boy. I combined the two and made what is shown, softening the colors for a girl.
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    Wow! That is really cute!

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    Oh my goodness your quilt is just so precious. I know this mom and dad and going to cry with joy when they see it. I can just imagine all the work that went into it but it was so worth it. The colors worked out perfectly. This will be a life long treasure for that family for sure. Also, where did you find that wonderful cloud fabric? Everything works so well together, you did a fantastic job! Thanks for sharing.

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    @ barbo117, I actually got that cloud fabric a year ago or so on ebay to use in a different quilt. LoL! It fit too perfect with this one so will have to find something else for the other quilt. I have no idea who made it or if it's even still available. Sorry

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    A work of art. You should enter it in a contest or fair...Unbelievable quilt. It will surely be a heirloom.

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    It turned out great, no one will every know you had problems.

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    It is adorable! Love how it looks girly! Thanks for sharing.

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    Sew darling and well worth all the work you put into this quilt. I love it!

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    Absolutely precious!

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    Oh, my--what a wonderful quilt....

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    Wow! I love it! The quilting is really great. It is sooo cute. I'm especially interested in looking at pics of children's quilts since I've started making quilts for the Indiana Women's Prison's nursery program. I just love your quilt!
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    Fabulous! Your straight line quilting is perfect here -- emphasizes the rows and is great in the sky. Wow, what a lot of work! Good job.
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    That is a very precious quilt!
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    Oh my, it is very very cute!!! You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing.
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    Very cute, you did a wonderful job on it.
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    It came out great! Nice job.

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    Darling quilt! You have done an outstanding job!!
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    Adorable quilt even if it was full of headaches for you!!

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    It may have been a struggle but it sure paid off in the end. It's adorable!

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    Very, very cute!!!

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    So cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Darling quilt. Everyone will adore it.

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    you did a fantastic job on that adorable quilt!!!!
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    Sometimes hard work pays off...I think it looks great! I am working on an applique quilt and have been thinking about how to quilt it. Yours has given me some ideas! THanks.

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    The parents are going to be sooo thrilled! I love it! So would dd who loves elephants! Even with all the problems u persevered and it's wonderful! Wish I could use basting spray! Asthma! Sigh

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