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Thread: Old, poorly made, damaged......somewhat repaird and redone

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    This had to have been the second quilt I ever made. I made it for my dh and he loved it (becaue I made it for him). I took it apart but not the blocks and my goal was just to keep it from falling apart and make a few repairs. Apparently I knew nothing about joining corners. As I took it apart, I realized that I had used the birthing method AND added binding. What was I thinking??? I had also tied it but never finished tying it. To make a long story short, I let my dh choose a freehand design for me to practice. About 1/3 of the way done, he wanted me to put a P-40 airplane in the middle. I'll try anything once. After I first made the quilt, I realized that it was our University's colors, UNLV Rebels. Nothing to brag about, it's only a project I chose to do for my dh and get practice at the same time.
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    Jackie, you just get better & better with your quilting! It's beautiful.

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    Very nice job!

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    Jackie, that looks great! I have a couple I'd like to re-do...just need some time.

    I think it's part of our growing process. I look at my 'earlier' works and just cringe. Yet, I celebrate each new quilter's success. Funny how we're so critical when it's our own work.

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    Well that is darn sure some beautiful practice work!!!!! Isnt it fun to go back and look at those first quilts??? :lol: :lol:

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    Beautiful quilting!! I love your P-40 in the middle. If I show this to my DH he will will want a P-3 or C-130 on a quilt for him. Maybe I will tell him that if he buys me a long-arm, I will try to put one of his airplanes ona quilt for him.
    You did a great job!!!

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    I was just looking at some of my "earlier work" in quilting...
    My circles have dents in them...hehe!
    I don't want to redo any...
    As for yours...
    I love the plane in the center...the quilting is great and GO!!! UNLV!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Beautiful quilting!! I love your P-40 in the middle. If I show this to my DH he will will want a P-3 or C-130 on a quilt for him. Maybe I will tell him that if he buys me a long-arm, I will try to put one of his airplanes ona quilt for him.
    You did a great job!!!
    You mean to tell me your dh is into planes too? Could he possibly be as obsessed with them as mine? Thanks for the compliment. Oh, definately, you need a longarm for airplanes, :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacquemoe
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Beautiful quilting!! I love your P-40 in the middle. If I show this to my DH he will will want a P-3 or C-130 on a quilt for him. Maybe I will tell him that if he buys me a long-arm, I will try to put one of his airplanes ona quilt for him.
    You did a great job!!!
    You mean to tell me your dh is into planes too? Could he possibly be as obsessed with them as mine? Thanks for the compliment. Oh, definately, you need a longarm for airplanes, :lol:
    My Dh was an aviator in the Navy for 20 years. He flew P-3, & C-130The most. His favorite aircraft are the old PBY's that land on the water. We have pictures of his planes and models of them all over the house!!!

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    Jackie, how old is this quilt, it looks brand new :shock:

    Your quilting is amazing, you did that all free hand?????? :shock: :shock: :shock:

    You are a born natural quilter, well done on the plane it looks fantastic :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    i disagree. it definitely IS something to brag about!!! :-)

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    Beautiful.

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    Perfect again

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    My first reaction: HOLY COW LOOK AT THAT QUILTING! If someone drew that on a top I'd not be able to follow it--free motion quilters who make that sort of design have a special part working on their brains. I guess mine got switched to be a good stall mucker. Sigh, oh well. :lol:

    Jackie--what a gift you have.

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    WOW!!! And please brag to us even though we don't think of it as bragging here. Thank you so much for sharing your pictures with us. I am always so impressed with your work. I can only dream.

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    Ooohhhh, beautiful practicing! I love the plane in the middle. Keep bragging!

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    Awesome, simply awesome!
    I am amazed at what you do!

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    Beautiful "practicing" job. I hope I'm able to do half as well when I'm able to get a longarm. And I'm with Izy, how old is this quilt, it does look brand new.

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    That is so nice Jackie! Trying to finish DH's t-shirt quilt for Christmas - can only work on it when he is gone, so only top might get done, but he will be happy to see that progress! LOL!!

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    So nice! Your quilting gets fancier and fancier, McTavish, Junior!

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    You can take the simplest quilt and turn it into a work of art! I'll bet your husband loves this quilt! As usual, your quilting is exquisite!

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    WOW!! That is really great!

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    girl, is there anything you can't do? it is just awesome. you keep getting better and better :D

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    Great job! Did you use two different color top threads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    My first reaction: HOLY COW LOOK AT THAT QUILTING! If someone drew that on a top I'd not be able to follow it--free motion quilters who make that sort of design have a special part working on their brains. I guess mine got switched to be a good stall mucker. Sigh, oh well. :lol:

    Jackie--what a gift you have.
    Thanks Karla and everone else. You just can't see it up close and I was shocked when I saw the backside. The seams are turned every which way. I must have worked awfully hard to get the intersections to match up as well as I did. There are some holes where I had tied it and some of the seams had frayed. DH kept it in his hanger and threw it on an old sofa every time he had company, for them to sit on. I even had to shorten it a bit and reused the binding. It won't fall apart now :!: Thanks again for all the nice comments.
    Karla, I traced around a photo with a fabric marker and hubby filled in some details. It wasn't has hard as I thought it was going to be.

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