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Thread: Before I ever attempted to make a quilt....

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    Senior Member nance-ell's Avatar
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    Before I ever attempted to make a quilt....

    ......I purchased this one.

    It was actually my 2nd quilt purchase. My first was bought in 2000 from a quilt shop in Williamsburg, VA. I had always wanted a quilt and found one that spoke to me, so I bought it with $$ from a medical settlement at the time. I have loved it to death! lol. Warm in the winter, but lightweight enough for summer. DH and I married in 2005. When I told him what I paid for the quilt, I thought he was going to literally choke! hehehe.

    So, in the summer of 2010, we vacationed in Lancaster, PA. Well, I just had to go quilt shopping, right? DH went along, but I never, ever dreamed we'd walk out of a shop with this quilt --- Especially when it was his decision to purchase! She is a beauty. And she was quite a bit more expensive than my first quilt. Hand quilted by a local Mennonite woman. I finally put her on the bed today. Why did I wait so long? I was training the dog to stay off of the bed! He still doesn't always listen, but he jumps up so rarely, I'm not worried about the quilt.

    Decided last year to bite the bullet and learn to make my own quilts. It's much more economical, though I doubt I'll ever match the workmanship on this beauty.
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    It sure is gorgeous!


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    OMG - It is gorgeous.
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    Beautiful quilt and wonderful inspiration.

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    OMGosh, it's beautiful!!
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    Oh, my darling!!!! What a beauty. The stories and hours that live in that quilt.
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    Okay, now you've really got to tell us...how much did it cost?
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    Absolutely stunning!! I don't blame you and your DH walking out with this beautiful quilt! I would have done the same too!!
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    Wow!! What a beauty!! Great buy!!!
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    This is so beautiful.

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    Great Quilt! I know why you had to purchase ... its spectacular... !

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    Don't sell yourself short, in time you may reach this level. It is up to you. As far as it being cheaper....well, once the quilting bug has truly bitten and you become obsessed you will find yourself spending plenty!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keep Them In Stitches View Post
    OMG - It is gorgeous.
    This poster said it for me.....OMG OMG OMG what an outstanding purchase you 2 made.

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    Gobsmacked! that is _GORGEOUS_
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    OMG!! What a beauty!!!
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    An absolutely gorgeous quilt.
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    Absolutely stunning! Definitely something for you to aspire to. Happy quilting- glad you decided to start your own. It brought you here.

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    Wow!! Stunning. Great Job!

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    What an awesome quilt! Wow...

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    It's spectacular! How wonderful it was your dh who decided you needed to buy this quilt. Enjoy your wonderful quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrenbeathRanch View Post
    Okay, now you've really got to tell us...how much did it cost?
    Yes! Curious minds want to know!
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    That is a beauty! It is so well made. Those points are incredible! Great purchase.

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    Oh my! I couldn't even dream of making this. I've made a few quilts with 2" (unfinished) squares, but the Mariner's Compass is beyond my dream. The colors are beautiful.

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    That is beautiful, I have been to quilt shops in Lancaster and they do have the most special quilts
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    Georgeous!
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