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Thread: My Forever Undersea Quilt Top

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    This is my forever quilt top. It has been in the making for 1 1/2 years. In the planning stage for 3 months. This is for Christmas for my DD and DSIL. It got put on the back burner several times while my husband and my mother were ill. Then after they both died this summer, every time I started working on it I would cry. But, I finally got the top completed. Today, I ordered the backing, which will be Northcutt's Stonehenge Blue wide backing. It has the same colors as the top does. I am glad to be at this stage with this quilt. I so badly want it done. Everytime I thought I was finished, I stood back and looked. Never seemed quite finished to me, so I kept adding fish and other things. After the quilting is done, I plan to add some coins to the chest and crystals throughout the quilt. Oh, and necklaces for the mermaids. My sister painted the coral at the bottom and they are appliqued also. I'm not an artist by any means, so my mermaids are not the prettiest.
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    Very nice!

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    WOW! WOW! WOW! I love this quilt! They will too :D:D:D

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    beautiful, I love it.....Michele

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    Love you quilt!!

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    That is absolutely outstanding. You ARE an artist!

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    Beautiful! Your mermaids are adorable! Good job :thumbup:

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    OMG that is fantastic. Yes--you are an artist!!

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    WOW!! wonderful I love it. you are quite talented.

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    Your quilt is beautiful. I'm so sorry for you loss. Some people say our lives are like quilts in that they are many small pieces put together. May this finished quilt be the beginning of your healing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherylynne
    Your quilt is beautiful. I'm so sorry for you loss. Some people say our lives are like quilts in that they are many small pieces put together. May this finished quilt be the beginning of your healing.

    Nicely said. A beautiful quilt.

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    Love the quilt!! It is so beautiful.
    My condolences on the loss of both your mother and your husband. That must have been quite a blow!!!

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    It's absolutely beautiful! I love it.

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    That is a gorgeous quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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    Just beautiful & you are definately an artist!

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    Absolutely beautiful! I love the theme! Thank you so much for sharing it! WOW!

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    I love the quilt :lol: :lol: I am in awe of you--seriously. This is a wonderful wonderful quilt.

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    Amazing quilt!

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    Just beautiful!

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    i think this quilt is just gorgeous!! i love fish and would absolutely love to make one like this someday. you are very skilled, and i'm sure they will be amazed by the amount of detailed work you put into this!

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    Sorry to hear of your loss, Your quilt is so gorgeous. I was making one for my mother when she died I never did finish it. She has been gone 10 years. Mayber one of my kids will finish it someday

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    Quote Originally Posted by reach for the stars 2
    Sorry to hear of your loss, Your quilt is so gorgeous. I was making one for my mother when she died I never did finish it. She has been gone 10 years. Mayber one of my kids will finish it someday
    You really should finish that quilt. It would be a healing process, even after all the years. Think of all the provenence that is associated with that quilt you started.

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    You are very talented - I am sorry to hear about your mother and husband - but of course quilting helps with the memories -
    This may sound rude but I see a lot of abbreviations for people in families and was wondering what DD and DSIL are for - I must sound a little dopey but being an aussie I just wondered if you could enlighten me

    Once again a beautiful quilt something I would cherish having a love for the sea

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    You don't learn unless you ask.
    DD- dear Daughter
    DSIL - dear son in law

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