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Old 08-23-2021, 07:14 PM
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I would like to share some pictures of my recent quilt finish. The pattern name is Auntie Tess, and was designed by Corliss Searcy of Threadbare Quilts in Australia. Her inspiration for the design was a vintage ladies compact case. It is hand needle turned cotton appliqué on a cotton background. It has a layer of 80/20 batting and another layer of wool batting on top. I worked on it for about 10 months and it was long arm quilted by a fantastic quilter. On a side note, I will always remember this as the quilt I worked on while living in St. Louis for three months last fall being the caretaker of my boyfriend who underwent a double lung transplant there. It sure kept my mind off of a lot of stressful times. Thankfully, he is doing wonderfully and has a brand new life now due to the selfless generosity of his donor. For all of us--Be an organ donor! Anyway, I'm not here to get on my soapbox. I love the quilt and the gorgeous quilting on it. Thanks for looking!

PS--I'm not seeing the pictures attaching......

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Old 08-23-2021, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by pahega View Post
...PS--I'm not seeing the pictures attaching......
Usually it is because the file is too large, or one forgot to scroll over to click on the Upload button.


We like pictures. In order to post pictures on Quilting Board, you will probably need to reduce or compress the picture to a file size that is smaller than 2MB. How to post images can be found at https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...020-01-17-.pdf
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I have found that only the big red "Reply" button or "Quote" work to give me the paper clip icon to work for adding pictures.
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Old 08-24-2021, 03:22 AM
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We'll try this again--I didn't see the Upload button. Duh....... I included some closer up shots and the back to see the lovely quilting.
Attached Thumbnails img_6687.jpg   img_6688.jpg   img_6689.jpg   img_6693.jpg   220862632_597383391265964_7282612249673964564_n-1-.jpg  

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Old 08-24-2021, 03:23 AM
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Thank you OurWorkBench!
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Beautiful! Love the blue. Looks like the perfect amount of applique.
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Old 08-24-2021, 03:48 AM
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Gorgeous work. Glad your BF is doing well
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Old 08-24-2021, 03:57 AM
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Beautiful quilt. I can see why it took 10 months but it was totally worth the time. Glad your bf is doing well now.
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Oh my, what a beautiful quilt! Your work is outstanding. And so glad your partner is healthy again!
I have organ donor on my drivers license.
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That's gorgeous! Best wishes for continued health post-transplant.
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Old 08-24-2021, 04:56 AM
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Just breathtaking! Love everything about it: the colors, the gorgeous applique, perfect quilting and the happy ending to your story!
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