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Thread: The Cat and the Wisteria

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    The Cat and the Wisteria

    This started out as a little exercise in architectural features ( a door) and ended up with 5 gazillion French knots.
    But it should warm you up just looking at it. Thanks to the board members who passed on a few hints on doing all those knots..... And who doesn't love cats.
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    Beautiful work, well done.
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    I have yet to master a french knot. I bet you are a pro now! Love the subtle cat almost hidden amongst the thread play. I would have had trouble finding it if you had not posted the closeup!

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    It turned out great! Your kitty looks like he is contemplating a trip up the wisteria vine.

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    That is just stunning. I'm in awe!
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    very nicely done... and so much patience!
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    Fantastic! love the artistic work.
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    It's beautiful and you did a great job - especially with all those French knots!

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    That is just lovely. Well done.

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    Aw, how cute. I miss having wisteria. but I have 3 cats. lovely quilt!!

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    Hi! Have you Been to Provence? My husband took this photo of me seated in front of a private home inside the walled city of Aigues Mortes. Looks like your quilt, doesn't it?
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    Oh My Goodness! This is gorgeous!

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    I love wisteria! The smell is intoxicating. The only thing I don't like is it drops things all year to pick up and it will warp a fence completely out of shape as it grows thicker.

    I really enjoy your picture mary kathrine. It is so European.
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    Very pretty. I use to do the french knots when I embroidered. Never that many at once.
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    Incredible work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sue.ross.8782 View Post
    Hi! Have you Been to Provence? My husband took this photo of me seated in front of a private home inside the walled city of Aigues Mortes. Looks like your quilt, doesn't it?
    That must be the place! How lovely.
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    Lovely quilt!
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    I love it!!

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    Very pretty, love it!

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    Awesome!!!

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    I love the way the cat is almost hidden in the coloration. Nice job.
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    Wow, I was able to enlarge the pic on my iPad and really see the detail. Great job!
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    Wow. Beautiful!!!!!!

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    Beautiful. I love that you used either varigated or a variety of thread colors for the flowers.
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    Beautiful! French knots are not that easy! Looks great!!!

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