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Thread: My own quilt - first one for myself

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    I have just finished a Fisherman Fred and Sunbonnet Sue quilt with 72 blocks - each one different. Most squares have more than 30,000 stitches - therefore it is $30.00 per square. It took me three months of embroidery and I'm sure my great granddaughters will enjoy it also.

    I have enough squares left to make a runner for my dresser. Not selling this one.

    Is there anyone else that makes this type of quilt - I would like to hear what designs you use.

    Doing the quilting
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    Laying out on the floor
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    On my bed
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    beautiful job...That is a lot of stitches...I do machine embroidery too...So I understand the time it took just to do the designs...

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    adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Oh wow! Very nice quilt! Is it hand embroidery?

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    I love it.

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    darling!

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    No by machine - but most took 3 to 4 hours to embroidery - as many as 30 thread changes. I love doing this stuff so want ideas of other quilters.

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    Beautiful, I too do ME, but certainly not as much as that! That is definitely a blue ribbon winner!

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    Stunning quilt!

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    I don't blame you for keeping it - it's beautiful!

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    beautiful!

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    I love it.

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    I like it best on the bed!!!!

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    wow beautiful,I did A christmas shower curtain but sure didn't take that long on one block.

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    I agree the best picture is on the bed, it looks so comfy. Beautiful job!

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    That's an amazing amount of work. Just how much thread did it take to do all that emboirdery??

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    I'm currently working on an embroidery Sue and Fred also...But only 12 blocks...You did a great job...

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    Very cute.

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    That is totally AWESOME!!! Now that is alot of work...and so nice. Can I be your Great Granddaughter...

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    Beautiful work! Glad you are keeping this one for yourself.

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    oohhh I love it! Cute, cute,cute! I do ME also but haven't had the nerve to do a big quilt. What made you decide on Sue & Fred? How big are the blocks? Beautiful :thumbup:

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    These were the designs of the week - and I love them. Also had made a lap quilt earlier.

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    Yours is beautiful. My sister did a King size one of S-Sue and Sam, and countless others. I did one with Micky & Minny Mouse, Donald & Daisy Duck, and Goofy, and another with Tinkerbell. I havn't quilted Tink yet.

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    Was the embroidery done on blocks and then made into the top, or did you manage (somehow) to do each block after the top was sandwiched? Does this make sense?

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    The embroidery amazes me! You are definitely one talented quilter.

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