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Thread: Eldon - A lesson in set-in seams

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    Eldon - A lesson in set-in seams

    This is the hardest piecing I've ever done. I used fabric that I didn't care for much because I thought I'd never finish it. It has hundreds of set in seams. I used at least 65 different fabrics. I still have to sew on borders, press it, and quilt it, but right now I need a break from it!
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    holy shamolies!!!!!! I'd go batty. Beautiful!!
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    ​That is a beautiful quilt top!

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    That is gorgeous. Please post when finished. Such dedication to piece this. Would have made me quit at first block.
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    Wow - really beautiful. Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachmatthewsvhs View Post
    holy shamolies!!!!!! I'd go batty. Beautiful!!
    My thoughts exactly! But it really is stunning; good for you!

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    That is beautiful! I have that pattern and was just looking at it yesterday, wondering if now is the time to make it. I love the fabrics you're using, even if they're not your favorites. Sometimes the finished quilt surprises us and is much more beautiful than expected. Yours sure is.

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    WOW- if it had been me I'm afraid it would never have gotten that big. You deserve a break from it. Beautiful
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    it's gorgeous!

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    Take your break, you earned it. Lovely quilt, thanks for sharing.
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    WOW! Fabulous quilt - you can send my way if you just can't stand it...lol.
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    Really beautiful. No need for apologies for the fabric choices, they are great!

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    WOW!!! You have some talent creating, keep it up.

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    I love it, you've done a beautiful job.

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    WOW! This is stunning!

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    nicely done
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    Very nice quilt

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    Im lovin' it!!

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    WOW!! You did an amazing job!! Congratulations on sticking with it!!
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    Wow that is a fantastic quilt, love everything about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckySt View Post
    Wow that is a fantastic quilt, love everything about it.
    My sentiments exactly. I love this! Set in seams aren't so bad. I think you get quite good at them after only a few. At least I felt that way when I made my traditional Tumbling Blocks quilt which basically was nothing but set in seams. However after completing it I was ready to take a nice long bread from set in seams, so I can definitely understand your need. But you should be proud of what you have so far. Eldon is spectacular.

    PS this is why I always have numerous projects going at once, so if I get bored or burnt out on one, I can just hop to another.

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    I think it is stunning and worth all the work you did!!!!!
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    It is beautiful but it does look like a lot of hard work! You earned a break!!!!!

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    Wow, you are creating a masterpiece. That is gorgeous.

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    Absolutely beautiful. Don't sweat the colors - you couldn't have picked a better combo!

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