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Thread: My teal and black insanity quilt top.

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    My teal and black insanity quilt top.

    Here it the quilt I talked about and had asked for pattern advice. I finally decided to use one called East Texas Beauty from an old Quilter's World Magazine. I wanted to do one quilt, pieced the old way, one square at a time, didn't use any strip piecing or short cuts. Thought I might lose my mind. This took me several months, and please, please don't look too close. Surely isn't perfect, and I love things to be more perfect than this one. It has 3013 pieces, and I still have to quilt it. Thought I'd share now in case I throw it out! Lesson learned, and bring on all the shortcuts
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    Wow. It looks good to me. Though I can't imagine why you set yourself a challenge like that in the first place. Isn't life difficult enough? The colors really work together, so just quilt it, bind it, and move on to something easy!
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    Never looking close, just galloping by on my horse and thinking 'such a lovely quilt' that would drive me nuts too, LOL
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    Your quilt looks great from here! Sometimes it's fun to challenge ourselves to do something the hard way...so glad you stuck with it and finished it. I know I would have given up before I got very far. Thanks for sharing!
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    Isn't it funny how we decide to challenge ourselves. This is one venue I don't ever plan on taking. I applaud you for your attemp and it is beautiful. Once you finish this quilt and don't see it for awhile, I think you will really appreciate it's beauty and remember the challenge to yourself and how you stuck with it!
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    nicely done
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    Very pretty. You did such a great job. Even when my horse stopped I still loved this quilt. You have a lot to be proud of for doing this. BrendaK
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    Oh, the good old days.
    It came out beautifully.
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    very nice!!!!!!
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    ​Gorgeous!

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    This turned out beautiful. Becoming a quilter early in life, unlike me, must be so rewarding. I would have loved to learn how to hand piece, use templates and quilt on an old fashioned frame. Arthritis has put the kibosh on that pipe dream. What to did deserves appreciation. Kudos to you for completing this beauty.

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    I love it!!

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    Really nice work!

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    i think its lovely! its nice to challenge ourselves to think outside the box, stop taking shortcuts, remember how they 'used' to be done. congratulations on a beautiful job and it is such a reward when a labor of love like this comes to a close
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    That...is...amazing! Kudos to you, well done!!!

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    3013 pieces and you didn't strip piece it? You might not be old, but that'll get you there fast! Give yourself a break and send it out to a longarmer to be quilted! You deserve it!

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    What an achievement! And in not too terribly long a time. Congratulations.
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    It did turn out beautifully.
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    I think it is wonderful that you picked and made an old time favorite. I love to hand piece. You did a great job!
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    Very nice quilt

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    You did great. That is such a neat design. It just screams for strip piecing though. Now that you've done it the old way, you can put that in the past and keep up with the here and now!! I love the colors and fabrics.

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    What a lovely quilt top! Please finish it and then show it off -- its gorgeous! We quilters are WAY too hard on ourselves....we should just enjoy what we make. Your work is wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnVT View Post
    Wow. It looks good to me. Though I can't imagine why you set yourself a challenge like that in the first place. Isn't life difficult enough? The colors really work together, so just quilt it, bind it, and move on to something easy!
    no kidding!!

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    Oh wow, that's wonderful!
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    Very nice job!

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