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Thread: Farmer's Wife Sampler (FWS) Quilted by Feline Fanatic

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    Farmer's Wife Sampler (FWS) Quilted by Feline Fanatic

    Whew! I am physically and mentally exhausted after this one! My friend, Meg, pieced this FWS quilt. She is a fairly new quilter. She has only been quilting a couple of years and has tackled some seriously difficult quilts! This was her first attempt at paper piecing too. Due to a few issues, I had to quilt this fairly heavily, but all in all, Meg did a fantastic job on this. Those of you who have done a FWS know there are some wickedly tiny pieces in this quilt.

    I quilted each block differently, hence my mental exhaustion. It takes a lot of standing and staring to come up with a different idea that compliments each block. while trying to keep the quilting density evenly distributed! Some blocks I took my cue from the fabric but most I tried to compliment the piecing. There is loads of ruler work, SID, and free hand fills and motifs on this quilt. I did a lot of continuous curves too. Not too much marking in the blocks but I did section off the border and mark my feather spine and the center line for the feather sprays in the setting triangles.

    All my work is hand guided, no computer. I quilt on an Innova 26" longarm. This was done with Superior Highlights thread on the top and Superior superbob, prewound bobbins in a light beige color. The batting is fairfield 80/20
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    Very nice. I can't imagine how long that took, great job.

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    Very nice work! All of the sweat paid off!

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    Wow...you took an already beautiful quilt & made it even more beautiful. I love the "heavy quilting". And your feathers are perfection!

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    That is a great quilt and the quilting only added to the quilt........... you both did a wonderful job.

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    That's a whole lot of work and a work of art. Great job done by both of you!
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    Wow..you did a great job. I love the quilting too.
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    very nice quilt and beautiful quilting !

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    Absolutely beautiful. You deserve a rest and some chocolate after that.
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    Amazing work for both of you. Thanks for sharing and inspiring all of us.

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    nicely done
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    Wonderful quilt and quilting.
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    Very beautiful for sure

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    wow! This is awesome work.

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    WOW! Gorgeous quilt, amazing variety of blocks and kudos to the maker for her stamina. You're quilting is perfection and your favorites are truly beautiful. Also your ingenuity in personalizing each block is remarkable.

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    A+++ to both of you!

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    Wonderful quilt and quilting! She's brave to take on such a quilt!! And your quilting is beautiful. I love the back, too.

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    awesome...

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    That is seriously beautiful!

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    This quilt is on my bucket list. You did an amazing job.

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    Very nice! I sampler quilts with block work. this is a fine example.
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    Wow!! Awesome!!

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    The piecer certainly likes a challenge. This is stunning. Your stitching is beautiful with the top. I really like the sashing treatment and the slight contrast in the border stitching. Beautiful.
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    that is beautiful quilt and the quilting is stunning

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    Congratulations! to you and Meg.
    Awesome quilt and quilting.

    Having completed a FWS too, I can really appreciate the work your friend went thru in making it.
    I too was fortunate to have a wonderful LAQ'er who also did each block differently and gave me a similar look on the reverse. Like you, I know she was all drained when done ... yet very happy with her results!

    I praise her every time ... and hope that your friend does the same for your work!
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