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Finally finished this quilt top after 7 years.

Finally finished this quilt top after 7 years.

Old 12-18-2014, 07:34 AM
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About 7 years ago I was in a quilt guild and two sisters brought in their quilts and said they would teach us how to make one like theirs. They had beautiful quilts, one was hand quilted and the other machine quilted. I went to my stash and made the first 3 blocks. Then I decided I wanted the quilt to be made out of fabric that was coordinated so I went to Joann's and picked out the fabric, guessing the amounts needed. I quickly made the blocks each month but then I let the top sit in pieces because I had no idea how to quilt this. It has very large spaces for fancy quilting and that was beyond me as I was a very new quilter. So this year I have decided to finish my quilt tops and this is one I grabbed first to put the border on. I took pictures with a camera that does not show the true colors as the background is not white but very beige. It is a lovely quilt but I still look at all those spaces and cringe, I have no clue what I will do with them, I am not a big fan of heavy quilting. It fits across my queen bed and I learned so much about applique and many other things when I made this quilt. The last picture shows a green star block and I had to make it 3 times and each time I cut off the points, I'm glad I decided to just quit. I was so new to quilting and it was a real learning experience.
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:36 AM
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It's beautiful! Perhaps you have some LA friends that can give you suggestions on quilting it...or I bet lots of ladies here can!
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:50 AM
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Congratulations! I'm not qualified to make quilting suggestions, but I'm sure it will turn out beautiful.
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:57 AM
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That is a really great quilt - and you call yourself a beginner. I'm sure there a lots of ladies on this board that can give you some great advice and suggestions for quilting. Can't wait to see it totally finished.
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I've only ever done SID an cross hatch. Looks great though.
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:30 AM
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very nicely done
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:03 AM
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You did a wonderful job.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:29 AM
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That's really nice! I still have some Pledge of Allegiance fabric myself.
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Awwwwwwwww! I love it. Can't wait to see it quilted.
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Nicely done! A great variety of blocks.
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