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    Just finished!

    It's taken me two days of on-and-off (mostly on) sewing to get it done. It's got some beginner quilter issues, but this is the largest (56" x 60") and most complicated (i.e., not either all squares or all rectangles) quilt I've ever done, and on the whole, I'm pleased.

    The pattern is called Garden Windows, but maybe my version should be The Aquarium. I'll take it to my LQS tomorrow on the way to work, and see if their longarm person will be interested in doing it. I have NO idea what all is involved with longarm quilting by someone else, but I'm about to find out! I thought about doing it myself, but I've only barely mastered straight-line quilting, and I'd like waves and watery ripples for this.

    Sorry about the weird angle for the photos-it's on the dining room floor and I'm on a stool. My usual quilt-holder-upper is fishing in the Keys, so this was the best I could manage. The colors are actually pretty true though.
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    Last edited by MrsBoats; 04-18-2012 at 01:49 PM.
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    way too cute

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    I really like that a lot. It is very,very pretty.

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    Very nice, it is really cute!

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    That is beatiful!!!!!! What a lovely way to use a focus fabric!!! Please share more pictures with us when it is quilted!!

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    Very Very Nice! You go girl!!!

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    Love the focus fabric! I agree with you waves would be a nice quilting pattern.

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    I love it, would have taken me more than two days. Good job

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    OH WOW! THAT IS FABULOUS!!! I love 'fishy' watery quilts!!! yours is a real stand out-wonderful quilt! you should be very proud of it- i can't wait to see it when it's quilted!!!
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    Very nice like your fabric choice good job!!!!
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    Your quilt top is wonderful! Great job!

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    That's a delightful quilt. Good choices.

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    they look like glass portals in the bottom of a tour boat, beautiful
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    Love the fish bowls! Beautiful quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bstock View Post
    That is beatiful!!!!!! What a lovely way to use a focus fabric!!! Please share more pictures with us when it is quilted!!
    Isn't that just a perfect pattern for that fabric? Love it! This is a beautiful quilt top! Do you know how you're going to have it quilted?
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    Great quilt! Love the fabric!

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    Thank goodness you challenged yourself! This is an awesome quilt top!!!

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    It is awesome now, and when you get the ripples and waves quilted on it, it will be twice as awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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    Great job and beautiful quilt! and it only took you 2 days????!!!!
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    Thanks, guys. It's nice to know that somebody other than me likes it! (Honestly, picking the fabric is usually the hardest part! :P)

    And that's two days of sewing-I did all the cutting in class, so I suppose it's three days total, technically. I find cutting tedious though, and tend to only count the sewing!
    Last edited by MrsBoats; 04-19-2012 at 03:11 AM. Reason: add info
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    I love your quilt! I foresee many beautiful quilts coming from you! It's really beautiful!

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    Wow - that is gorgeous. It would have taken me a lot longer then 2 days. What a wonderful job. Just love your fabrics, the colors are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very pretty quilt
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    love the focus fabric, please post a picture when it gets qilted, waves sound like a great idea.....too cute..
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    Very pretty-love your theme!
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