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Thread: Finished Top!

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    Finished Top!

    I have been hand piecing this quilt top for TWO YEARS and I'm finally done! Now for the quilting (another two years???). I don't think I'll be letting the kids use this one their blanket forts! Just thought you all might appreciate the photo. You have helped me along the way!
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    Good gravy that's a lot of triangles! My hat is off to you for finishing your awesome quilt top!

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    Beautiful! Congratulations on the finished top.

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    Love the colors and pattern! The best place for the quilt is on your bed or displayed for everyone to appreciate. Many hours of piecing, pressing, ripping(?). It's lovely!

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    Oh my , This is beautiful.
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    Sew Beautiful, great job!!!!!!

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    All I can say is WOW, very beautiful! Love everything about it.

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    Gorgeous quilt! I'd say two years would've been just about enough for me to finish the HST. Putting it together would've been another adventure.

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    Wow, that is a lot of hand piecing! It turned out gorgeous!

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    Perfect!!! :-):-):-):-):-)

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    OMG that's beautiful. So much work had to be done! That definitely is not fort-worthy!

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    What a wonderful "Ocean Waves" quilt - that is quite an accomplishment - I hope it doesn't take two years but it looks like its worth it.

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    Beautiful quilt, and what an accomplishment!

    Do you mind if I ask why you decided to hand piece it? Was it for increased accuracy, or because you just enjoy hand piecing, or maybe for the experience or the challenge? I've thought about hand piecing a quilt sometime, just to see how it's done, but to undertake something so large and challenging just boggles the mind. Congratulations for a job well done.

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    Beautifully done and handpieced I am very impressed, wonderful work.
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    Beautiful quilt!!! and the fabric colors just make it pop and look three dimensional.
    Very well done.

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    That is beautiful and looks like a lot of work, can see why they won't use it for a fort.

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    I do hand piecing because of all those things! I like the challenge, I like to have something to do while I'm watching tv, I like to be kind of "old-timey", and, although I didn't know it when I started, I can't do triangles by machine. I just cannot figure it out! I usually have a hand project (ot two) and a machine project (or two) going on simultaneously. This quilt really was not difficult - just time consuming and repetitive - but I knew it would be so cool when I finished. Now I feel like I've really accomplished something!

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    Beautiful quilt, and what an accomplishment!

    Do you mind if I ask why you decided to hand piece it? Was it for increased accuracy, or because you just enjoy hand piecing, or maybe for the experience or the challenge? I've thought about hand piecing a quilt sometime, just to see how it's done, but to undertake something so large and challenging just boggles the mind. Congratulations for a job well done.

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    I wouldn't even start something with that many triangles. My hat is off to you, my dear!!! It's gorgeous!
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    Wow! Look at the DEPTH in THIS QUILT! This is a gorgeous quilt. wonderful. What kind of work went into it.

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    that is a big wow.. love it.just beautiful.
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    I'd say it was worth the two years...it's beautiful.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    What a beauty, my Mom hand pieced all her quilts too.

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    Be proud. Be VERY proud. You are skilled, patient and determined. It's really beautiful.
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    That is gorgeous!!!You must have a lot of patience to hand sew all those triangles. Love it.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    How special, I love it. The colors make me think of the San Jose Sharks. Enjoy the next step.
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