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Thread: My sisters quilt

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    Four years ago i promised my sister that I'd make her a quilt. This February I finally started one for her. She wanted a celtic knot quilt and dragonflys. Well, after a couple months of reserching and looking at lots of patterns, I came up with one of my own. I guess you could call it "Deirdre's Dragonfly".
    The next step is layering and basting, then into the frame it will go to be hand quilted. I have only machine quilted a couple small tablerunners. I prefer to hand quilt, but the machine quilting is a lot faster!
    The plan it is quilt around the dragonfly, quilt large celtic knots on the square blocks, outline the knots in the corners and for the sides? I haven't decided yet.
    Hope you like it!

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    hope it works
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    another pic
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    here it is again
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    the corners are different colors
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    That looks amazing.. no wonder it took so long.. beautiful work :shock:

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    Beautiful. A gift your sister will treasure!

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    There are so many things I really like about your quilt. I love how you have the black accents, and I especially like how you did the center of the quilt where the dragonfly is -- without the accents. Looks great and I bet she'll love it.

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    Beautiful! What a great gift!


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    That's awesome! I absolutely love it!

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    That's a beautiful design. Love the colors as well. She'll love it!

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    Beautiful colors!! I love the design!

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    Beautiful quilt.. awesome color combinations.

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    Lots to admire in this one! Beautiful Quilt! Please show us your quilting! :lol: :lol:

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    That is an amazing quilt. Your sister is going to love that quilt. Great job.

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    That is fantastic!!! It will even look better quilted and will probably blow your sister away!!! (If not...I'll send you my addy)

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    VERY VERY PRETTY

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    She's going to LOVE it!

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    Beautiful quilt :!: I love the colors - my favorites. Please post pictures when you finish quilting :lol:

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    This is so cool! And it looks huge! How big is it?

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    Looks fabulous!!

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    Thank you and everyone else for the nice compliments on my sisters quilt. It was fun to design. She knows that what the dragonfly will look like and she saw two of the corners done, but the rest of it will be a surprise. It will be her Christmas present this year.
    It will fit a queen size bed, the measurements are 94"x94".
    I just ordered a q snap quilting frame today, so as soon as it comes I can start hand quilting it!

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    That's totally awesome!! Your sis will love it!!

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    very pretty quilt love the colors

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    I love the colors!! I like hand quilting too. My sister and I went to a show in Fort Smith, AR this past weekend, and we were commenting on how many are done by machine now. They are very pretty, but I would like to see more people do them by hand.

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