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Thread: Finally it's done

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    Finally it's done

    This is a quilt that I have had on the frame for 2 months or better. It belongs to a very old and dear friend. She and her husband have been working on this quilt for 15 years, embroidering the flowers and birds. The embroidery is flawless and she wants to show this in the county fair. It took me almost a month to figure out how to quilt it because I wanted to showcase the embroidery. I did a stipple in the blocks around each motif and then leaves on the sashing. The inner border I did piano keys but they are not all the same distance apart. The outer border is swags. I'm pleased with the results and I sure hope the judges are too. I used Omni Palm Tree in the top and Bottom Line Green in the bobbin for the sashing and borders, and Essential Pro Natural in the blocks. The batting is Dream Green Recycled Poly Batting made from recycled plastic bottles. It quilts up wonderfully. Thanks for looking.
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    Love it, great job, love your leaves.

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    Wow, that's beautiful!

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    Wow! This is gorgeous!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Both parts are beautiful..

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    Love embroidered quilts. This one is beautiful.

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    I am in awe of the workmanship. Quilted beautifully

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    Your time thinking was well spent, this is lovely. You both should be very proud, I'm sure it'll do well!

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    Gorgeous! beautiful quilt and quilting.
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    If it makes you happy, it's worth the time!

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    Stunning!!! Love your quilting.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Double wow
    Sandy

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    Gorgeous!!!
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    Love the quilt and the quilting.

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    I can't imaging spending so long on a quilt! But I have to admit she did a fantastic job. And the quilting is super too. It added just the right touch!

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    Wow, wow, wow....the embroidery is amazing and your quilting make the birds and flowers pop. Great work. Bravo to both (actuallly three) of you.

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    What a work of art... the needlework is gorgeous and your quilting is perfect!
    Bless, O Lord, the works of my hands....

    P. C.

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    Wow. You all should be very proud of this one. Beautiful.

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting!
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    Wow that is a stunning, love the work on it.
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    Oh My Goodness, this is absolutely gorgeous!
    http://signatures.mylivesignature.co...C6D9B70091.png"To share often and much...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
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    It is just beautiful. The work is perfect. I love it.

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    It's beautiful! I used to cross stitch, but not anymore.
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    You did a wonderful job of showcasing their embroideries!

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    Absolutely gorgeous quilt

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    very pretty and I am sure the judges will love it

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