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Thread: My most challenging quilt to date - USA

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    Super Member EmiliasNana's Avatar
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    My most challenging quilt to date - USA

    We decided to draw names this year for Christmas giving and I drew my DDL. I gave her the option of three patterns (stupid me) and she chose McCalls, Covering America - 50 State Blocks United in One Quilt, but wanted it queen sized. I don't do a lot of small piecing and this scared me to death. Worse yet, the pattern uses templates! Triangulations and pressing my seams open were my life savers. Many of the templates were half or quarter square triangles in 1/16" increments. Really? I started in May 2012 and quickly got 25 blocks done. Then other things took priority: baby quilts for two expected grand kids, vacations etc. I think I was procrastinating on the harder blocks too. Finally, I resumed again the end of September, piecing the piano key border at their home in VA in October, and got it to my LAQ in time the first week of November. I was sick of looking at it and was ready for a break, even though I loved it, and knew they would too.Name:  DSCF3383.JPG
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Size:  1.58 MB On the navy cornerstones I machine embroidered the PO initials of each state below the designated block. That was to appease my husband who kept saying, "I don't understand how that can be the state of ........., it doesn't look anything like the state." Men! You gotta love them! Name:  DSCF3385.JPG
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Size:  1.34 MBThe red sashing was added to increase the size to queen. Since my DDL and DS are using this as their main blanket, I had it quilted in a pantograph of stars and banners to make it drape better. The pictures were taken on our king sized bed as it is the largest display area we have. Hope you enjoy it.

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    Wow! That is a really spectacular quilt. Definitely something they'll treasure for many, many years, and a very good story to tell for anyone who finds themselves in the room. Beautiful work.

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    It really is beautiful! I love the on point setting with your color choices.

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    Oh, my word! It's absolutely breath-taking!! Simply spectacular!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennalyn View Post
    Wow! That is a really spectacular quilt. Definitely something they'll treasure for many, many years, and a very good story to tell for anyone who finds themselves in the room. Beautiful work.
    Spectacular is right. But oh yes a very involved quilt. You have to start over for each block in a sampler quilt
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    Beautiful quilt! You did a great job and it will be well loved for a long, long time!

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    Absolutely beautiful quilt. Love the colors too!
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    I absolutely love this! Just amazing! Where can I find the pattern? Did it come in one of their magazines?
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    That is stunning!!
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    Wow, one of the most stunning quilts I've seen in a long while!! What a great and special accomplishment!

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    WOW! Absolutely stunning! I love it!!! I can understand why she chose the pattern and I can understand the feeling of having to make it! But, you did a superb job and I think it is GORGEOUS! What a lucky DDL and DS. Thank you for sharing.
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    Wow, that is really awesome!! Beautiful work!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill View Post
    Wow, one of the most stunning quilts I've seen in a long while!! What a great and special accomplishment!
    I agree! This might be an unpopular thing to say, but there's no way I would use that on my bed. It would be hanging on a big wall somewhere! Great job!

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    I wish you could draw my name at Christmas next year! It is gorgeous!

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    very nicely done, indeed. i love the idea of the states in the cornerstones. your DDL is very lucky that you drew her name
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    This quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! You did a wonderful job and just think of all you learned making it. I love samplers and this one is a beauty.

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    It is a beauty. You should be very proud!
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    Wow, drop dead gorgeous!
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    Fantastic, wonderful, awesome, stupendous, gorgeous!!!! You did a great job. I have this pattern, I love red, white and blue and the idea of having a block of each state. That said, there is no way I would even attempt this quilt. I have too many I want to make and don't have the time to make them, let alone one this large. You should be VERY proud of yourself

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    Your quilt is spectacular
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    This is magnificent and your work is just outstanding. I too would like to add my name to your Christmas name drawing. LOL. Where can one purchase the patterns for the blocks etc. I would sure love to try my hand at this one.
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    BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You did an awesome job!!!!
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    A real beauty!!!! Don't know how you managed to finish that one in time for Christmas. Bet she is thrilled that you got her name.

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    What a beauty! That's a lot of hard work, but it is really a treasure. Thanks for sharing.

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    Wow.... a true labor of love. Never in a zillion years could I finish that! Beautiful work!

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