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Thread: The hardest one I've made

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    This one was one of the most difficult ones I've made. I abandoned it for awhile--teaching made me too brain dead to enjoy/handle it in the evenings--and went to ragged flannels for months. But, then I knew I needed to finish it, especially after all the time and money spent on the fabric!

    When I picked it up from the quilters--I noticed mistakes! Ugh! Some of the 4 patch squares are turned. Good grief! How does that happen when I triple check? Sigh--it adds character, right? :wink: Oh well, my quilter wanted to buy it and was relieved to hear it was a keeper. :D






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    Beautiful!! I love this quilt. :)

    Well done, and keep those pictures coming. :)

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    Definitely a keeper. Beautiful quilt!

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    That looks like an awful lot of work. VERY WELL DONE. What size is it?I thought I was the only one that was never satisfied that I've never done an entire quilt "perfectly". I suppose only we know what's not perfect about them.

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    I think it is beautiful...

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    WOW - that is lovely - looks like LOTS of work went into it. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Awesome quilt, Looks like alot of work went into that, Well done :thumbup:

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    Hi, I was sitting looking at TV this afternoon and wondering what I wanted to post as my picture. Decided that the house in a center of a log cabin quilt would be a good quilt to show. But you are using it already for your posting picture. Isn't that a great quilt.

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    It's a gorgeous quilt.

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    jacquemoe, it's about 90 x 90--whew! That's the second biggest I've made. One log cabin was 105 by 105.

    Loretta, it's called "Garden Lane" and it's by Patch Works studio.

    Blue Bell--I think you mean jacquemoe's gorgeous avatar--I've been drooling over it. :D

    And you all are absolutely right--it was A LOT of work!! :!: :wink:

    When I got the whole body done--without the border. I told my 17 year old daughter I was thinking about just leaving that sucker OFF--no one would ever know. But, she was in a silly mood and said "Mom! It's called 'Garden Lane' and there are little people going to be walking on it and if the border is not there--they will all fall off!" Then she added "If you call yourself a professional quilter--you must add the border!"

    I added the border--no simple task--it extended the pattern. Good grief. :shock:

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    This is gorgeous! So I'm not the only one who finds post finishing problems after all? :mrgreen:

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    I've been admiring your avatar, glad to see "the big picture". Even with the small mistakes, I know how satisfying it is to finish something that tried to whip you! Good job and congratulations on your victory!

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    Beautiful, keep up the great work.

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    I can't see a single mistake. I think you'd have to take a magnifying glass and examine ea. sq. It's georous!

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    Your quilts are SPECTACULAR! I have really enjoyed seeing them. Make more!

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    I just yesterday put this one on my bed to see how it'll look and check the size. I love it!!! It matches beautifully!! (Well, that was the plan from the start!) The log cabin one is underneath. But--now I'll have a chance to change the scene now and then. :wink:

    My husband just doesn't appreciate this like he should. :D
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    All I can say is WOW!! Your quilts are all great, and I love those little
    minis too. :D :lol:

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    WOW! you do beautiful work, keep up the great work, you can be proud of yourself. :lol: Becky from PA

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    you do such wonderful work

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    That is magnificent! Absolutely gorgeous! I can imagine all of the hard work that you put into it. It is definitely a keeper. I laughed when I read what your daughter said...she's keeping you inspired to finish it. LOL!

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    Absolutely beautiful!! You do beautiful work!!

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    :shock: I'm soooooooooo shamed of myself :? You talk about seeing the mistakes and sush things. I must be going blind because I don't see it also I'd give my eye teeth to have done that. I'm fairly new to this stuff and when I see all the things you ladies do I'm - well lets put it this way, I've done one king , queen 2 laps 6 minis of auction and large wall hanging. Some times I feel like I should just give up. Then again I think how mush fun it is and I'm off again. One of these days I'd like to be like shadowdancer and do a bargello :)

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    beautiful quilt, you do really nice work........and that avitar has changed to a very diginified kitty........i like it :wink:

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    My avatar is a kitty??? :shock:

    The mistakes are in placement of fabrics--no big deal. Just frustrating when all is said and done and I triple check!! But... no one would notice if I didn't point it out. :lol:

    chunkymama (oh my your forum name gives me the giggles) you keep on quilting!! Everyone has a starting place. Everyone gets their own degree of joy from handling the fabrics. I thought through once about WHY quilting brings me so much joy--and I decided it's because I get to choose everything, from the pattern, the colors, when I work on it, who I give it to...what color it's quilted in and the design of the quilting (my quilter friend has endless options!!) So--focus on the joy--and where you are--and keep going. :D

    Have you read "The Quilt Maker's Gift?" Oh my goodness--read that and be inspired.

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    :D Thank you Barnbum < I needed that. I see things like the work ya'll do and I feel like I'm never going to get anywhere near that kinda work, :( , but I'm going to keep on if I bust giving it a try :mrgreen:

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