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Thread: General's Wives Completed Top

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    General's Wives Completed Top

    Here is the completed top for the General's Wives civil war reproduction print quilt. It consists of 12" blocks. It's too big for me to get it all in one shot on the camera. I bought myself the kit for Christmas, and had posted pictures of the blocks as I worked on them here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t175756.html. I want to get it long-armed and I've just this morning sent these pictures to my LQS for an estimate. As the finished size is 101" x 101", I'm worried that might be cheaper to upgrade my Janome to a machine that can accommodate such a large quilt, than to pay to have this long-armed.


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    1951 Singer 301A - "Jean"
    1958 Singer Featherweight - "Verna"
    2009 Janome 4100QDC - Nameless


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    It is gorgeous. You did a fabulous job.

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    Oh my goodness. That's so beautiful. My daughter is making this too in a BOM from a LQS. I can't wait to show her your finished top.
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    Love your quilt. I am partial to 'Toile' anyway.
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    What a lovely quilt - you really did a beautiful job on it. I can't wait to see it when the quilting is completed!
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    Oh my that is a beautiful quilt!! Love it!

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    Such a lovely quilt!!!!

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    Gorgeous quilt, wonderful work on it.
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    A beautiful quilt. Hope to see it posted again after quilting.
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    I love the fact that it is done in the blue greys, instead of the brown/gold/tans that so many of the civil war quilts are done in. It's beautiful!

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    Nice quilt. It certainly is expensive to get a quilt quilted but creative quilting adds so much to a quilt. I am taking quilting classes next week from Harriet Hargrave. I hope to learn about designing quilting designs so I can do my own small quilts. I will be attending the quilt show in Ottawa in May -- really looking forward to it.

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    Very beautiful quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by g'ville View Post
    I love the fact that it is done in the blue greys, instead of the brown/gold/tans that so many of the civil war quilts are done in. It's beautiful!
    I agree! My DD has been wanting a Civil War repro quilt & her condo is blue/gray so this really inspires me. Plus, it's just drop-dead gorgeous! I cannot wait to see it all done!!!!! Thanks for sharing!
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    The quilt is indeed gorgeous. Hope the cost to have it quilted will be reasonable for you. There are some fantastic quilters on this board. Have you thought of contacting one of them. Sometimes they trade with each for a pieced quilt for quilting etc.

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    Love this quilt.

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    Great quilt! You did a wonderful job.

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    what a beautiful quilt!!
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    That is a georgeous (sp?) quilt. I love the blue/gray colors and the blocks are beautifully done. Thank you for showing this one - Now I want to find the pattern and do one!!!!!

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    OMGosh - this is so beautiful!! You did a wonderful job.
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    Just beautiful, great job, thank you for sharing
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    WOW!!! That is gorgeous!

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    That's really pretty. You sure can tell there is a lot of work put into making it. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

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    That is a beautiful quilt! Great job!!
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    It is beautiful. I think about upgrading all the time. When I go to Chicago in July, I take my dad with me and look at some LAQing machines. As he will be the paying for it.

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    Great Quilt
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