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Thread: Finally Finished!!!

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    Super Member Stitchnripper's Avatar
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    This quilt is years in the making. I machine pieced the top, then pieced the backing, just three big pieces, thread basted, and it was wonky - bubbles on the back. Top was square, thought backing was. Took it all out, started again. Still a little wonky and it was thread basted to within an inch of it's life!! Anyway, started hand quilting, got bored, put it away, got inspired, pulled it out, all over the last 5-6 years. Finally got it finished, washed it on cold with a few color catchers, and into the dryer. It came out fine except some of the gray chalk I used one time to mark a stencil in one of the side triangles didn't wash out, so will try that again. I didn't get a close up of my quilting, but there is an obvious difference from when I started to years later. It was a mostly fun project - I learned I guess, to sew leaders onto the sides because I never could get any of my hoops on the border well enough to quilt easily. I ended up not using a hoop, and there are some bubbles, but, once washed, they are less noticeable, and from the front it is fine. And it is for me, so I can cover up and be cozy.
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    Love the colors. It looks very nice to me!!

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    Great quilt. Worth the time.

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    Very pretty quilt, I think it looks great!!

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    WOW, what a story......we have to label this one a labor of love!

    Regardless, the results are beautiful and it looks perfect! :-P

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    Ohhhhhhhh I Like I Like I Like ........ whole bunches!

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    Lovely! There's a lot of work in that! Well done, you should be proud of yourself!!!

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    Very pretty great job

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    Very, very nice! Congratulations!

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    Well worth the time it took!

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    Love it!! You did a great job with this. :)

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    I think it's really nice - very pretty colors and it looks just fine. Enjoy it!

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    Very pretty!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
    This quilt is years in the making. I machine pieced the top, then pieced the backing, just three big pieces, thread basted, and it was wonky - bubbles on the back. Top was square, thought backing was. Took it all out, started again. Still a little wonky and it was thread basted to within an inch of it's life!! Anyway, started hand quilting, got bored, put it away, got inspired, pulled it out, all over the last 5-6 years. Finally got it finished, washed it on cold with a few color catchers, and into the dryer. It came out fine except some of the gray chalk I used one time to mark a stencil in one of the side triangles didn't wash out, so will try that again. I didn't get a close up of my quilting, but there is an obvious difference from when I started to years later. It was a mostly fun project - I learned I guess, to sew leaders onto the sides because I never could get any of my hoops on the border well enough to quilt easily. I ended up not using a hoop, and there are some bubbles, but, once washed, they are less noticeable, and from the front it is fine. And it is for me, so I can cover up and be cozy.
    Very nice. I think you did a great job. No quilt police here :)

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    beautiful quilt, congrats on finishing!

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    It's a beautiful quilt, you put a lot of love and work into it.

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    Beautiful! Good colors, and good story. You will always remember working on that quilt, and enjoy covering up with it.

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    You have a very beautiful quilt. Lots of love and effort in this. You should be proud of the results. I have some work that I think is neat to look at the improvement is skill, just like you said.
    Thank you so much for sharing this quilt with us.

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    Very pretty...I like the layout too.

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    Very pretty.

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    I am so glad you didn't give up on this quilt. It is beautiful.

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    Very pretty and it gives encouragement to all of us that have some of those same type of UFO hanging around.

    Thanks alot,
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    Lovely quilt! It sure paid off in the end :o)

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    Great job! Worth the time and effort!

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    It's beautiful! From reading your discription, I thought it would be um,...well....not sure........LOL

    Kat

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