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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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    I love it! It was worth the wait.

    I think many of us have some very time consuming projects. I have a candlewicking wall haning that took 10 YEARS!! It's 18" x 18". I started it for an old boyfriends mother for a Christmas gift. By the time I finished it, I had broken up with the boyfriend and had been married for 5 years! LOL

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    Beautiful. Well worth the wait I agree.

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    I love your quilt and I am sure your son does too. I think you win the prize for the longest time to make a quilt! It was worth every minute!

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    Wow that is one pretty quilt, Makes me feel cheerful just to see it.
    He will enjoy it better now that he has aged a little bit Haha, great mom. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I love it, is beautiful.

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    It's a very pretty quilt!!! I love it :!:

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    it,s so colorful warm and cheerie i think it,s a beauitful quilt and a great gift for your son ,did you hand quilt it yourself

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    I love your quilt, especially the colors! You can see lots of love in it! .....and I thought I had a very old UFO (20yrs). I started mine - a queen size bed quilt - when my younger son was 4 yrs old. It was supposed to be a 5th yr. anniversary present to my husband. You have inspired me!!! I will dig it out over the weekend and put a few more stitiches in it!
    -Pat :)

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    It's very pretty! I bet your son is thrilled!
    Renee

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    I agree...it's well worth the wait. It's gorgeous!!!

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    It's beautiful!
    You are right...what a patient person he is!

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    After settin' around for 33 years it sure looks good :D Love the colors, recognize a lot of the fabric. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nellie
    it,s so colorful warm and cheerie i think it,s a beauitful quilt and a great gift for your son ,did you hand quilt it yourself
    this is the first quilt that i quilted on my new long-arm. i have the tin lizzie 18 and i still haven't mastered the tension, as you can see. having the long-arm gave me no excuses for not finishing.

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    Beautiful quilt. Really like your quilting.

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    Oh, that is beautiful! :shock:

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    ahhhh don't it feel good to finish that project!!....it is stunning and great job on the Tin Lizzie

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    That is one scrumptious quilt!

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    I love it......... YOU DID GOOD!

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    Wow...that was really worth the wait for your son I bet..It isn't showing its age...I really like it!

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    I really like that quilt idea, the different colors encircling the center, nice idea and pretty colors.

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    Great scrappy pattern. What pattern and square size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JANW
    Great scrappy pattern. What pattern and square size?
    hi jan

    the pattern has no name as far as i know. i was in the cradle when i began, so i made it up. i thought i would do all 9-patch, but i was too impatient. i call it 'around the world on square'. the total size is 98-1/2 x 97-1/2. round that out to 100 and divide by the number of blocks across to find out the block size, because who remembers? now it's gone and i can't measure it. once you have the large block size, divide by three for the size of the little squares. i.e. if the large square is 12", divide by 3 for the size of the little squares. that would be 4". so 9 4" square would equal 1 12" square. this is without seam allowances. i feel it's a good queen-size. i always shoot for around 95 to 98 square.

    the colors were determined by whatever leftovers i had from sewing clothing for me and my kids. that's why some of the colors scream. i actually had to buy very little. i used a sheet on a 50% off sale from jc penny for the backing. after washing it a few times it got very soft. i'm glad i didn't plan it, because it has a real scrappy look.

    i hope you finish it faster than i did! lol!

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    Oh, so pretty!

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    I love it. It will be treasured for many years to come, I am sure.

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