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Thread: Desert Shadows

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    Desert Shadows

    I lived in Tucson, AZ for over 20 years in a housing development called ‘Desert Shadows” It’s been nearly 20 years since I moved away from the desert and I often think fondly of raising my 2 wonderful kids there. This quilt is a tribute to that time in my life. Of course the sun is central to the desert, thus the burning star in the center. In the afternoon, the sun light creates deep shadows around buildings, rocks and plants. Tucson has many dry, pebbled river beds and is surrounded by tall majestic mountains and foothills. All of these things are represented in this quilt.
    Thanks for looking and sharing your thoughts!
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    WoW I love how you captured the essence of Tucson..just outstanding!

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    Its just beautiful! and your quilting is perfect for it
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    Wow, the quilting is awesome. Beautiful quilt. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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    Oh and what part of NC do you live in...as I am from NC too. Be looking to find someone near me who shares the love of quilting.

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    Absolutely gorgeous! I lived in Tucson 20 years ago, too, on Desert Sky Road, near the El Conquistador. Your quilt perfectly captures the feeling of the area. It is amazing.
    Ruth

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    ​Wonderful quilt and outstanding quilting! It is great that it is reversible too.

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    wow... love the quilt
    the colours and the quilting
    very nice

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    Now that is my kinda quilting.
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

    I also love -
    the original design and setting, and the fact that it's so personal,
    the scrappy back,
    and did I mention the quilting!??!?!?!?!?!?!

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    Your quilting on this took my breath away! Outstanding. I love how each element of the quilting means something and your placement of every element works so well. I love it!

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    Absolutely fabulous. The quilting is superb.

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    Wow, the quilting is awesome. Beautiful quilt. Great job.

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting

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    Beautiful work!
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    Your quilt is just amazing. Even the back is perfection. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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    Wow,the quilt is so emotive, just looking at it...

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    Very nice....Your quilting is amazing
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    Gorgeous, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    What a wonderful story and beautiful and evocative quilt.
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    Absolutely gorgeous, the quilt and the quilting.

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    Whoa, what a stunning quilt. Great piecing and the quilting is remarkable. I could feel the desert heat as I looked at it!Thank you for sharing your pictures and talent!

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    nicely done.... love the quilting
    Nancy in western NY
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    Absolutely beautiful quilt and quilting. Real creative and wonderful design for this.
    Another Phyllis
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    Your quilt is gorgeous!!! And I love the back also.

    Kat

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    WOW!!! Amazing, love it
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    Blessings! Ruth

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