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Thread: Cross Stitched Top -- Follow up

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    Cross Stitched Top -- Follow up

    I asked for suggestions on this top a while back in this thread

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...p-t213408.html

    I had no idea what I was doing and pretty much hated the top. Because of the encouragement from the board, I went out of my comfort zone and tried some new things.

    I did FMQ around the motifs. That was a PAIN! My MFQ foot really wanted to catch on the cross stitching. I even decided to try out feathers since I figure I can't ruin a top I hate. I'll have to say I am very pleased with my feathers. I had to draw them on first but what I stitched actually looks like a feather. I will try those again at some point.

    Thanks to all of you who help me stretch my horizons. This top is now done only 26 years after I started it. I may not even hate it now. I don't love it, but it's OK.
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    I think it is absolutely gorgeous and you did a wonderful job quilting. I hope you come to love it.
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    I too think you did a great job. And if you still don't like it after awhile, you could always donate it to an injured or retired soldier.

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    Wow! Very pretty! Someone spent a LOT of time cross-stitching that! It looks like one of those "stamped" kind. I'm a cross-stitch nut, but do mine on aida cloth. Great job quilting it!
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    That is a beautiful quilt. And your feathers are too. Are you sure you haven't done them before?
    Last edited by barny; 04-29-2013 at 01:47 PM.

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    I think it's beautiful and I can see why you have a Love/Hate relationship! Long time and a big challenge. But I think you should be proud of yourself for stitching and FMQ. Even if you never "love" it you did a great job. Give yourself a pat on the back!

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    beautiful finish!
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    Looking good. You did great!
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    Great job, love the quilt (as a cross stitcher) and love the way you quilted it (as a girl who wants to learn). I honestly think it looks vintage!
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    This turned out awesome!
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    It is very nice and I agree with MartiMorga it looks vintage, and I love vintage.

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    GASP! This is absolutely beautiful! You could easily put it in a quilt show or competition. It is magnificent!

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    I do love your quilt! The cross stitch (now called counted treads) is gorgeous! You did a great job on the feathers, too.

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    It's beautiful and I will send my add. if you truly don't like it, hehe

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    tuned out lovely

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    Awesome quilt and quilting!
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    OMG OMG OMG.......I'm so glad you finished it. It looks fabulous. I was wondering what you were going to do with it, and waited with baited breath. I was worried that you were going to dump it. It is now truly a heirloom. Well done.

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    Beautiful, I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks for all your kind comments. I guess in some ways this quilt is vintage. I bought the top kit at a yard sale in 1987. Who knows how old it was then? If you wait long enough to finish those UFO's, you get a brand new vintage quilt!

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    How could you not like that quilt? I think if is wonderful! I could give it a loving home. lol

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    You did a great job on your quilt. I have the same problem - I love a project when I start it but then work on it so long that I hate it! Then when it all comes together and is finished as nicely as yours is then the love part kicks back in. Congratulations on completing your project. I just finished one that was 41 years in the making! It was also embroidered, but much smaller.

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    it turned out great beautiful.

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    Very nice. Lots of hard work.

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    I have just two words....HOLY MOLY!!! I cannot even imagine taking on project like this. This is awesome!

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    Wow that is just stunning,I love it and you will to soon.
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