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Thread: 5 years in the making!! DH's masterpiece done at last!! Over 100,000 pieces.

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    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
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    Well here it is finally!! I have posted before about the tiny piece quilts (wall hanging size) that DH makes out of 5/8" squares.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-79481-1.htm

    He had always thought about making a full size quilt with these, and after having a stroke in 2005, he decided "it's now or never" - he wanted to prove he was tougher than the stroke.

    He spent over 2000 hours (he figures) cutting the pieces from scraps with scissors, and sewing them together (all on an 1878 treadle). I spent over 1000 hours handquilting it.

    He would like to sell it to a collector, and is offering a very generous finders' fee to anyone that produces a lead that results in a sale.
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    That is just amazing!! Beautiful!!!!

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    Wholly Molly!! Wow, what an accomplishment!! Have you checked to see if this is some sort of record for a quilt with the most pieces???? Bless his heart for his determination!!

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    WOW! That's simply amazing....Kudso to your hubby...!

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    Oh my goodness !!! Unbelievable!! Wonderful!! How many pieces?

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    It is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Absolutely stunning & amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Truly, these quilts belong in a museum!!!
    Just FANTASTIC!!!
    Can't imagine the patience it takes to complete these quilts!!!

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    O.o OMG

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    Just re-read your explanation and caught that YOU hand-quilted it! Wow-you diserve kudos as well!!

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    A Maz N!!!!

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    Truly amazing feat for you both!! And the quilt is really quite stunning as well. Congratulations to you both...a very noteworthy achievement.

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    Awesome quilt!

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    I don't know what to say.......that is incredible! (and in a really good way)

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    very beautiful

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    WOW. What kind of seam allowance does he use? Is it thinner than 1/4"? Seems like it's got as much fabric in seam allowances as it has in the actual finished squares. :)

    I love how he used the tones to create the star pattern. Talk about a magnum opus of a quilt!!!

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    The only thing I can say is WOW, what a job, beautiful, great job!

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    ARE YOU KIDDING? WOW!!! Kudos to him and to you. What's he going to do with his time now? Keep piecing, right, just like the rest of us.

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    Well I know where to send my scraps!

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    OMG i almost passed out looking at it and the numbers you put about the pcs and time.

    Tell your husband he is amazing and you are too for hand quilting it. :thumbup:

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    All I can say is Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    Just re-read your explanation and caught that YOU hand-quilted it! Wow-you diserve kudos as well!!
    That's what I thought too. HQ through all those seam allowances is no easy task!

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    That's really awesome looking, I can't imagine how much patience it would take to make it too. Awesome job!

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    Good golly, that's amazing!! Well done, to both of you!

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    BRAVO!!! I love it! I adore tiny pieces and I love the final layout. When I looked at the first pic I thought it was monotone white/grey/black - had not realized it was just light/dark values.

    Seriously ... I would contact AQS museum to inquire about their interest in the quilt. It's worthy.

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    Truly Amazing!

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