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    I made this double Irish chain for my father in law whom I dearly love.
    I was so tickled because I would have it done in time for Christmas. This is the top on my floor.

    PS be sure to look at all the pictures so you can feel my pain! LOL
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    I am only getting one picture. It is of a beautiful irish chain quilt.

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    i'm only getting one picture, too. it is beautiful! i'm planning out a double irish chain. bought a panel of grandma quotes for the center squares.

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    Hancock's was out of cotton batting so I went with $38.00 wool!
    It RECOMENDS wash warm dry flat. It did not say mandatory to not put in the dryer on the gentle cycle. Since I'm never home in the daylite, I put ii in the dryer on LOW.
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    That is just gorgous.. Great work I can seriously see that it was ALOT of work!


    So what will you do now? Since the batting issue

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    ohhhhhhh, Kathy! I do feel your pain. That is so *sad*!

    The quilt is absolutely beautiful. Can you (gulp) pick out the stitches and re-quilt it over cotton batting?

    gahhhh, I cannot imagine how upsetting this must be. (At some point you'll probably start laughing though. I know I would!)

    rf

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    Oh my!! I'm so sorry that that happened. I know that you spent a lot of time on that quilt and I know that would just break my heart if something like that happened.

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    Could you wash it again and then lay it out, block it and let it dry flat?

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    Well I'm reeeely having trouble here, be patient, it's coming (I think)
    No there was no way that wool was giving an inch! After I finally got it out it was just as flat as it could be. It took my mom and me 6 1/2 days to unquilt and I'm trying to get the final pictures on here.
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    There we go! Thanks for the compliments.

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    I would have cried.

    Nice recovery though. Yowzer, what a nice quilt.

    tim in san jose

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    oh no , i would of cried too, very beautiful quilt. i agree with tim nice recovery.

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    Excellent recovery... Sorry to hear you had to undo the quilting.. I would have been frustrated..

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    It made my stomach lurch just looking at it. I'm so sorry that happened to you, and I'm glad for your perseverence to fix the problem.

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    WOW!! What a beautiful quilt. I'm so glad you were able to save it.

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    I am so sorry that happened to your beautiful quilt. Thankfully it was saved through lots of hard work though.

    Kyia

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    You must have the patience of a saint! LOTS of love in that quilt!!!!

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    That quilt is gorgeous but what a worry.... the extra effort put into it paid off..... well done to you both.... a lesson we have all learnt.... thank you for posting pictures....

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    Beautiful Quilt. I admire that you persevered and took the quilting out and did the redo. Deep frustrstion, would of made a many give up. Alot of work, Your Father-n-law, can admire the fact that you are so-not a quiter, and you found him to be so worth it. A beautiful job, well done, In so many ways. Congrats........

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    I really don't know what I would have done, I love blue it is a beautiful quilt

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    A beautiful and stunning recovery! I'm just sorry it happened in the first place. I bet you were stressing when you opened that dryer! You know, a lot of quilters talk about the beauty and texture of puckery quilting! That wool may have been a bit much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter
    I would have cried.

    Nice recovery though. Yowzer, what a nice quilt.

    tim in san jose
    i'm pretty sure she did.

    i don't merely admire the quilt itself, which is for sure a beaoooooooty. i admire the fact that she didn't give up on it. unquilting is harder than quilting and definitely not fun.

    Kathy is my hero! :P

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    well now i'm crying again, I don't i've ever been a hero!
    i'm just back from carpul tunnel surgery so i'm talking with one hand in my lap.
    i was like a maniac when i took that thing out of the dryer, i just couldn't believe it, and when we got it all apart i ecpected the wool to be a puckered up but it was just a perfectly flat sheet, only smaller!
    i'm going to use it in a tree skirt when i can use my other hand again and see if it shrinks any more when i wash/dry, if not i'll use it for a smaller quilt. it feels wonderful, not like any sheep i've ever touched! lol
    thanks so much for all the good words, i'm all puffed up now.

    tim, i'm impressed that you admitted that you would have cried, or was that just to make me feel better? ok, i showed you mine now you have to show us yours! roflmbo

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    OH Sh00T! I'd've killed the dryer! I'm glad you got it fixed. It looks great. All that work and undoing and re-work give you carpul tunnel?

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    Lovely quilt & colors are great! So sorry you had to undo, But it sure was a good save :thumbup: :D

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