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Thread: Hearts and Flowers Quilt

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    Hearts and Flowers Quilt

    Good morning everyone.......have you all been as busy as me this summer? WHEW! We've had company almost steadily this summer......no time for what I REALLY want to do (quilt!!)

    This quilt I wanted to share with you belongs to my friend of 50 yrs, Judy. Judy's aunt made this about 20 years ago. It didn't have borders and had been tied. Judy saw one of the quilts I'd done that had the heart with feathers and decided she wanted that done to this quilt. Judy took the quilt apart, came to our quilt retreat and added borders to it. Understand......Judy has never made anything but a baby quilt. She learned a lot and did an excellent job! Judy will be giving this quilt to her daughter for a wedding present. This quilt is king size......I don't have the measurements. I CAN say, it's made me fall in love with 2 color quilts! I HAVE to make one now!

    NOTE: There is bleeding from the red!!!!! She washed it many years ago before "color catchers", and has washed it with color catchers 4 times since but it still has bleeding. I made the mistake of spritzing with water and had some bleeding onto the backing!!!!!!!!!!!! We're praying it'll come out, but Judy said not to worry.......if you really could see the front up close, you'd know there's LOTS of bleeding!


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    Dee


    "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." by George Bernard Shaw

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting!!!

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    beautiful quilt and quilting!!!!!
    QUILTNMO

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    Wowser! The quilt is beauteous!!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    Beautiful quilt. Now I want to make one with just 2 colors.

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    Wow! Nice quilt and quilting!

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    It's a great quilt. The bleeding looks almost like a soft pink color wash besides it's history trumps bleeding any day.

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    It's a beautiful quilt as is your quilting (always) and the daughter will love it for what it is in spite of the bleeding.

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    Stunning! I must now finish my red and white quilt like this.

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    STUNNING! It still looks vintage with your modern longarm quilting. I love that! Of course i always love your quilting.
    " A girl should be two things: Classy and Fabulous!" Coco Chanel
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    I quilt on my INNOVA long arm. I own an 18 & 26.

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    WOW. Gorgeous quilt!

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    Lovely front and especially the back

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    Very nice!! Your quilting looks very traditional, compliments the quilt beautifully.

    You said it was originally tied. Didn't that leave holes??
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    What a lovely quilt. Very striking in the two colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Very nice!! Your quilting looks very traditional, compliments the quilt beautifully.

    You said it was originally tied. Didn't that leave holes??
    NO!!! I was surprised, too! But she daubed it with a wet sponge and kinda scraped it with her fingernails.....and the holes are gone!
    Dee


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    Gorgeous quilt ! How long does it take to get to this level of quilting?

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    Gita.....I've worked on the quilting for three years.....Been doing customer quilts for about 1 1/2 yrs (now retiring from quilting and traveling for a year. Lots of PRACTICE, PRACTICE and PRACTICE some more. I have quilted dozens of doggie blankets (sheets to practice on) and by doing customer quilts, it FORCED me to not play around, but to seriously try hard to quilt them nicely.

    thank you everyone!
    Dee


    "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." by George Bernard Shaw

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    As always - Wonderful job! To let you know there is hope - we had one given to us that was a bleeder, since we really didn't have much to lose washed it (and dried) about 6 times. the final time as the charm, it was almost perfect.

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    such a beautiful quilt and I love the quilting!!!
    greetz, fien
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    wow love the quilt and the quilting

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    Beautiful quilt & great job.

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting. I'm sure they will love it.
    Another Phyllis
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    That is lovely and I am sure that your friend's daughter will treasure it.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    Awesome quilting!
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    As usual your quilting is perfect...beautiful quilt!

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