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Thread: Mountain Pathways

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    Mountain Pathways

    I've been planning this quilt for about 17 years, and it's finally finished -- except for the binding. I finished quilting it tonight!

    When we lived in California, 17 years ago, metallic fabrics were very popular. Then we moved to Utah, and there wasn't any to be found. I had bought some beautiful African prints with metallic accents, and developed the pattern. Then I begged the manager at the store where I work to get some, and she always said, no. Now I'm the manager, and I ordered the Morris Holiday fabrics, just for this quilt. It's the perfect fabric!

    In July, I asked for opinions about the black fabric that was in the big triangles. Most said to add more black. I left it on my design wall for a few days and finally figured out that the black and white became the design that you saw. The beautiful fabric just got lost. So I made the background all white. I'd also like to make it with an all black background.
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    Just beautiful and really stunning! I love metallic fabrics, too.

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    Beautiful quilt. It is a real shame that metallics are so hard to find.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Very nice!

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    Your quilt is gorgeous. I saw that fabric line in a quilt store last week.....and the fabric line was stunning whether you like metallics or not, I had to stop and stare and chat with the owner about the line. Your choice of pattern and quilting shows off its true beauty. Congrats.

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    Very pretty, love that pattern and the fabrics you chose for it!!!

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    Wow! Beautiful! Great job!

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    Beautiful quilt! You did a wonderful job on it, and the fabrics are just right for this quilt!
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    Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.I am thankful that thorns have roses.~Allophones Karr
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    Worth every day it took to be done....a real beautiful work of art. (heart)

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    That is really different! So cool! Great Job!

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    Congratulations on your finish. I like the pattern and colors.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Jordan Fabrics has a lot of metallic fabric.

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    Fabrics,design, color- you”be done it all just right. Marvelous quilt.

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    What an interesting design! I'm glad you held out for the metallics.
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    That is gorgeous! Well worth the 17 year wait! Don't know that I would have the black in it either.

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    Turned out great! White was the way to go.
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    Beautiful quilt.

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    The design of your quilt is stunning. I like the fabric choices.

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    Oh wow! That is just gorgeous. The colors and workmanship sure are wonderful!
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    The white was a good choice.

    I think I was one of those that thought more black would have been good with that.
    Sometimes one has to see the "bigger picture" to get a better idea of what will work.

    Beautiful quilt.

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    Gorgeous quilt.
    When life gives you scraps, make a colorful happy quilt.

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    This quilt was well worth your time. It is absolutely gorgeous.

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    Beautiful quilt and your choices are perfect; cozy and classy.

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    Beautiful!! Love the fabric too.
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    The fabric selection and workmanship are outstanding!

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