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Thread: Jewel of the Prairie

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    This pattern was on the cover of a Fons and Porter magazine in the summer of 2005. I don't usually like bright colors, but saw this quilt and knew that I just had to make it. I bought all the fabrics and, when my then 17-year-old daughter saw the pattern, she claimed it right away. I jokingly said, "Yeah, right! You MIGHT have it by the time you turn 21!"

    I took it to my guild's retreat in March 2006 and got started on it. However, after getting home I realized that I had sewn some of the blocks incorrectly (using the wrong colors, as the cutting directions weren't very clear), so I set it aside. Luckily, I went to a quilt show that year that had more of the fabrics I had chosen (it's a line by Timeless Treasures), and I picked up quite a few 1/2-yard pieces.

    Earlier this year my daughter reminded me that her 21st birthday was coming up and that she wanted her quilt, so I got it out, tore the mis-sewn blocks apart, cut more fabric and finished making all the blocks. I then took it with me on my guild's retreat this past April and managed to get half the top sewn together. When I got home, I finished putting it together, and managed to send it to have it quilted, get the binding on and sew a sleeve to the back in time to put it in our county fair, where it won first place at the end of July. My daughter is thrilled with it, but it currently resides on my bed since the dogs like to spend too much time on hers, and she doesn't want to take any chances. Hope y'all like it :)

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    Beautiful!

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    Oh my!!! That is breathtaking.. you should be Very proud of the job you did.. I know she will treasure it forever!

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    It's wonderful! Very nice!

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    Gorgeous! You did a fantastic job. I am very taken with this design and can easily see why you felt drawn to it when you saw it in the magazine. Kudos to you for sticking to it and finishing it.

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    Trish, it is truly beautiful. Nice job!

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    oh my!! that is absolutely stunning

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    No wonder she loves that quilt! It's beautiful.

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    Gorgeous, just gorgeous!!

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    Congratulations! Beautiful quilt, well worth the time you took to finish it.

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    Wow! Very pretty! Love the brights! :)

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    Oh my!!!!!! This is just so beautiful. Congratulations. A well deserved blue ribbon!!!!!!!!!!Applause---Applause!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

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    Gorgeous, rich colors! I'm sure she loves it--how does she plan to keep the dogs off it???

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    Wow, that is pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmony
    Gorgeous, rich colors! I'm sure she loves it--how does she plan to keep the dogs off it???
    It's on my bed ;)

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    Wow-what a beauty! And I bet a great feeling of accomplishment and pride!

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    WOW What an acomplishment! :)

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    I can see why she wanted it :!: Its gorgeous :thumbup:

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    WOW!!! That is an awesome quilt! It deserved the blue ribbon!! I love the pattern and the wonderful colors in it!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :D

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    Well deserving of the award. I love the colors. Good job.

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    Wow, that is awesome!

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    WOW! Beautiful!

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    I love it!!! Beautiful! Congratulations on your ribbon!!!!

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    Lovely quilt! I love it. It's so beautiful!

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