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Old 02-08-2023, 08:43 AM
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This top has a story behind it. I found the white batik and bought most of the bolt because I love it. Then I found the right color solids to go with it and made the top. The top spent several years in the UFO pile until I found the right stencils for the center design. I sandwiched it in January of 2022 and started hand quilting. I work on it in the evenings when I am watching TV. I admit, I don't work on it every night, and there were several weeks that I didn't touch it due to the year we had. I sewed everything into this quilt. Our family had a rough year with accidents and surgeries and illness and my mom's death. I see a diary of it all, in this quilt. Hand quilting is very therapeutic when you are worried. The proper name came to me as I was putting the last stitches in. I call it 'Turn the Page'. It's time to turn the page to a new, and hopefully better new year.
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Old 02-08-2023, 08:56 AM
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Beautiful everything! I hope that 2023 is a better page for you and yours. What a beautiful quilt.
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Old 02-08-2023, 08:59 AM
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This has been a challenging journey for you. But now your beautiful quilt will remind you that you have endured those challenges and come through to the other side. I wish you a better new year too. Your quilt is amazing. Well done.
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Old 02-08-2023, 09:06 AM
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Beautiful quilt, beautifully done and beautiful sentiments. Good luck to you on your turned page.
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Old 02-08-2023, 09:50 AM
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Love the story behind your gorgeous quilt. I do hope this year brings you much more happiness.
Your hand quilting is STUNNING!
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Love all that beautiful hand quiltiing. And for all of us, "Better Days Ahead"!
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Old 02-08-2023, 10:18 AM
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Lovely quilt and quilting! I saw that same background fabric used in the Country Bride quilt done in much the same colours. I loved it also but was never able to find a bolt. Why don’t they reproduce fabrics that are loved?
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Great title for this beautiful quilt and quilting. I can see why you fell in love with the white batik!

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Old 02-08-2023, 07:47 PM
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Turn the Page is a great name for your quilt. Sounds like you put your heart and soul into your work. Your quilt is beautiful. I love the colors you chose. Your stitches are so pretty.
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Old 02-09-2023, 04:39 AM
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Love your post (and quilt!)
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