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Thread: The little quilt that almost made me quit

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    The little quilt that almost made me quit

    About a year ago, someone on here posted the seed that shrunk in my mind. Her large quilt was in black and white and I was intrigued. I know that I responded to it by saying I wanted to try it in red and white instead. Gung ho - ready to go! There wasn't a pattern - but that rarely stops me. Besides I wanted to make a mini. And so I began. A year ago. The first time I put the rows together it came out tumbler shaped - fully two inches wider on the bottom than the top. I let it rest. I stewed, I contemplated. I took it apart months later and tried again. Close but no cigar. I couldn't work on anything! I was so frustrated.
    Eventually, I missed quilting so much that I had to develop my mantra - if at first you don't succeed - try, try again. And I was determined to finish it. I did! I did! 20" (nearly) square.
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    I'm glad you stuck with it. It is beautiful.
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    wow ... glad you stuck to it..
    it looks square to me

    nice

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    I must be crazy. After that story, I still want to try it! Yours is awesome-nice finish!

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    very pretty!!!
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    wow, stunning, I had to look at it for awhile to see where the 'block' was. interesting and intriguing
    great quilt! glad you kept at it.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    That's very unique! Love how it looks!
    http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh485/KitsieH/
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    Beautiful quilt! I love the fabrics and colours. You did a wonderful job on this little quilt - just lovely.

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    Glad you stuck with it. Looks just perfect.
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    Wow. It looks so dimensional. That's a really cool effect! Nicely done.

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    It turned out really, really awesome. Some times they don't play nice and you have to discover their secrets. You have a winner here. The fabrics are fantastic and the effect, perfect. You rock!
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    I love it, I think I remember seeing your inspiration quilt here on the board.
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    Well done on sticking with it. I remember that black and white quilt that inspired you.

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    Great colors and great pattern! So glad you got to finish it because it is wonderful! I too had saved that black and white quilt in order to try to figure out how to do it.

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    Beautiful...puts me in the mood for Valentines Day I bet you smiled when you fishiness your quilt.. Lovely Job!

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    Wow! That is amazing! Great job!

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    This is gorgeous!! love it!

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    That much gorgeous with no pattern? Way over my head. Kudos on a great job.

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    Great quilt and glad u "stuck" with it!

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    I love it. That is on my list of quilt to make. I just found a used copy of book the pattern is in.

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    it's beautiful... sew glad you stuck with it
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    Lovely! Very striking!
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    So glad you stuck with it as it is beautiful. Very interesting pattern.


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    Congratulations for sticking with it, it's beautiful and it looks square to me. Thank you for sharing.

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    Well worth the effort - it's wonderful!

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