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    Love-Hate Relationship

    So....I Finally got this block of the month completed. It's from a 2014-2015 BOM called Secrets and Shadows. I don't know about the rest of you but when I do a BOM, it typically becomes something more like a "block of the quarter", "block of the semi-annual", etc. You get the idea. Anyway, I broke several rules when working on this one as I think I used at least 4 different machines when working on it, I had one months worth of squares that I didn't even trim/square up because I just was so unhappy with how they turned out, I had to rip apart a couple of times during the joining process for having blocks turned the wrong way and got frustrated and "ripped".....anyway, it's been a love-hate relationship over the course of these 4 years but I finally have it ready to send to my LAQ and I have to say I'm in love. In love with the idea that I have it completed and in love with the fact that....what's the phrase?....if you ride by it on horseback at 5MPH you won't see any of the mistakes and it's beautiful. Thanks for looking.
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    it turned out great
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    Beautiful! What a nice feeling to have it completed! And I think your lovely quilt gels--it all goes together beautifully!
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    It is very pretty!

    I don't do block of the month projects because it feels like homework. I have a few kits that I purchased intending to make them 'right away'. They are about 5 years old now, and still in the bag.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    it is gorgeous. color placement too!!

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    That is an absolutely amazing quilt! Good for you for getting it done!

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    Lovely top and you will love it when it comes back all quilted!

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    It is beautiful (even close up), and your colors are too.

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    It is beautiful; well worth the pain
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    Omg, that's gorgeous!!!!!!! I see zilch wrong with it!!! Glad it all worked out. It's a beauty for sure.

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    Oh, I have fallen in love with that quilt too. I especially like the black (dark) floral fabric you used for the border & the center of the quilt. It really ties everything together beautifully. If you ever fall "out of love" with it & it needs a good home I will gladly send my address to you.

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    I wasn't even galloping, and I think it's beautiful! Nice work. Glad you stuck with it through thick and thin.

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    I think is looks Great!!! It is so nice to have a finished project.

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    Now that is really really pretty.....Congrats on finishing. It deserved to be completed.
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    I am so sorry you had so much trouble but it sure turned out beautiful!

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    Well, I'm staring at it, and not on a horse by the way, and I can't see any errors. Not that I consider myself to be a quilt police. What I'm saying is - it looks perfect to me. I love it. Great pattern and great colors.

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    I think your quilt is beautiful! Long time coming, yes, but I think many of us have a project like you described. I have given up on a few and I commend your stick-to-it-ivness!!!

    And I agree with Red's comment on the horse ride.
    When life gives you scraps, make a colorful happy quilt.

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    it is beautiful

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    really really pretty design and color combinations.

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    I wont want to ride by quickly. Ill pause and gaze at your beautiful quilt!

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    Beautiful quilt. Sorry it was such a pill. You will love it even more after its quilted.

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    Your top is very pretty! Kudos for pushing forward and getting it to this stage!
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    That is a beautiful quilt! I love it, too! There sure are a lot of little pieces, and they look so perfectly pieced! You did a great job!
    Annette in Utah

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    Well you did good anyway! Beautiful top.
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    Its a real beauty. the squares on point in the blue boarder must have been killers! But , look at you, you have done so well! Take a bow.............

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