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Thread: General's Wives - Quilted

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    General's Wives - Quilted

    Here are the final pictures of my General's Wives quilt. I posted the top when it was complete here:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/pictures-f5/generals-wives-completed-top-t185892.html Now I've had it long-armed and in exchange, I gave the quilter my second child (couldn't bear to part with the first one...I know mothers are not supposed to have favourites, but they don't read this board, so it's OK. ). Actually, it wasn't that bad. This is king-sized, and she charged me $275 to quilt it. It's not even in the same league as something Charisma would do, but since Charisma lives in a different country than me, I'll never have the opportunity for her to do one of mine. The feathers on this are so much better than I could ever do (I took a course in FMQ in March. Disaster. I've decided that I will never be able to learn it. I don't have enough patience to practice for ten thousand hours to get proficient at it. And I'm OK with that, SITD is just fine!)

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    My ex-husband and my daughter are holding it up. Originally my ex was standing proudly beside it on the left hand side - as if he had anything to do with it! I told him that I didn't want him in the picture and he seemed a little crestfallen and wondered when I was going to make him a quilt. Maybe someday, when I run out of other people to make them for.

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    Note the quilt inspector (My Sheltie, Jack) in the lower right hand corner.

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    Quilting detail.

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    Detail of the back. Thanks for looking!
    1951 Singer 301A - "Jean"
    1958 Singer Featherweight - "Verna"
    2009 Janome 4100QDC - Nameless


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    Hi, your quilt is beautiful. I love feathers for quilting. My ex-husband has never seen a quilt I have made. LOL

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    I love this pattern and your fabric choices for it are perfect! Nice job!

    $275 seems a bit expensive for the LAQ, but I haven't had one done yet myself, although a local shop quoted between $80 and $150, depending on size here.
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    What a wonderful quilt. I love the design and your colors. I'm right there with you on the FMQ. I can't do it either. If I have to practice that much, I'll never get anything sewed. Your LAQ did a marvelous job.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    Beautiful quilt!
    Helen T.

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    Beautiful quilt and the quilting is nice too.

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    That is a beautiful quilt. And 275.00 is not much depending on how custom the quilting is. I think if your hubby supports your habit he should have a quilt of his own!! JMO!!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    She said her ex-husband - - that's a different story!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Bonnie View Post
    She said her ex-husband - - that's a different story!!
    You're correct, I need to go back to school!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Beautiful quilt, and your LA did a terrific job.

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    WOW - Just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    That's a beautiful quilt!!
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    Beautiful!!!!!
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    Just beautiful!

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    Great quilt! My ex was never allowed to be in my yard so you are nicer then me. LOL
    Got fabric?

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    I love it! The colors are just perfect and the quilting is great. We spend time in Canada so know EVERYTHING costs a bit (sometimes a lot) more up there. Just scrolled back up to look at your fabrics. Just beautiful and the piecing is great too.
    Nana Jan
    Friendships are gifts from God that should be cherished and nourished

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    Oooooh! That is inspiring! And beautiful! Thank you.
    Kate

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    A truly beautiful work of art. You inspire me.

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    Your quilt is gorgeous. By the way, Charisma quilts for Canadians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gail B View Post
    Your quilt is gorgeous. By the way, Charisma quilts for Canadians.
    She does??? Awesome!!!
    1951 Singer 301A - "Jean"
    1958 Singer Featherweight - "Verna"
    2009 Janome 4100QDC - Nameless


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    I'm in love! I love Civil War repros anyway & this beautiful quilt just reinforces my love for them! Wow! I just love it! The toile is perfect in there... gorgeous! And I think the quilting is fabulous... as is your quilt inspector. All-in-all, the whole deal is just one big, beautiful package! And p.s: my ex is in my yard half the time, too... we get along better now than we ever did when we shared a last name! LOL! But there's NOT a quilt in his future... at least not from me! LOL!
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    I love everything about this quilt, but the cost of LAQ.

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    Beautifully pieced and beautifully quilted.

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    In the opinion of another Canadian $275 for a king size is very reasonable.

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    I agree you

    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    Beautiful quilt, and your LA did a terrific job.

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