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Thread: Minkee quilt finished!

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    Super Member faykilgore's Avatar
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    Minkee quilt finished!

    This poor quilt was bought as a kit from my LQS, sat in the "to be done" pile for about a year, then once started, sat in the "to be finished pile" for another year. It taught me two things: I don't like minkee. I'm not fond of flying geese blocks, either, as my other "to be finished" quilt is also full of them.
    I am so thankful to have it done. The cats are FMQ and no two are alike as that was a serious challenge as well.
    It feels fabulous to snuggle under, and the cats LOVE it!
    Thanks for sharing with me.
    Pattern is Adventurous from Planted Seed Designs
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    Fay

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    May not have been a lot of fun to do, but it sure looks cozy and inviting! The fabrics are great! Nice work!
    http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh485/KitsieH/
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    All I can say is "Wow, how brave to make a full Minkee quilt". I find it very hard to work with. You did a great job, love the colors and the quilting.

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    It's a beauty, glad you got it finished.

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    Sorry it was a chore but it sure is pretty!!

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    love the quilt and LOVE the cats quilting
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    I love the quilt and the kitty.

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    that's pretty! I love the colors
    I quilt for my sanity!

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    Looks sooooooo comfy. Love the quilting.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    That's really nice, so cosy looking. And I'm sure your inspector agrees
    Blessings from Janice

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    You may not want to do another ever again, but I think it's going to really grow on you. It's wonderful and your feline friend seems to think so too.

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    Congrats on completing it! It is very pretty and looks so cozy!
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    Very pretty!!
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    Love your colors and the pattern. I haven't braved Minkee yet, but I love the feel of it so I know I'll try it soon.

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    It is beautiful and does look very inviting just as your kitty is telling us.
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    Very pretty and so worth all your work. I have a black cat also, I think they are very sweet cats.
    Another Phyllis
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    Quote Originally Posted by msquiltalot View Post
    Love your colors and the pattern. I haven't braved Minkee yet, but I love the feel of it so I know I'll try it soon.
    Hand basting really helped before putting it through the machine. Minkee slithers, especially when attempting to join it with woven cotton. It also stretches. And sheds. And is impossible to mark for quilting. Did I mention I will never do another one?
    Fay

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    So different! Love it! And love the kitty!

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    Just beautiful
    Have a Blessed day
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    Sure looks cuddly and comfy-nice work
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    congrats on finishing it, the cat seems to really love it. it turned out great

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    I can't see the pictures, what happened? I have no problem seeing the other pictures.
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    That's really a nice looking quilt. I would love to have it, so would your cat! If I was you, I would feel very proud for finishing it and having it be a strikingly beautiful quilt. Wonderful job!!!
    Lenette

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    Congrats on getting done. It looks hard. After hearing everyone complain about minkee double congrats! Looks very cozy. Love the colors and your cat quilting.
    Deb

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    Yes, minkee is a hugh challenge but you did it well. Hats off for finishing it no matter how many years it took.
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