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    I split a mofit and made a star burst for the larger sections of this quilt. What do you think of the burst in the white fabric? I only have until next Monday to get this finished and in the mail, and now is the to make changes. It is taking me forever to quilt it since I am hand quilting it. It took me all day yesterday just to get the center star done and it was just stitch in the ditch. :roll:

    I am so ready for this quilt to be done.
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    Here is another picture of it.
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    I love it. I am at a loss of words. I wish my quilts were that great

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    That is really pretty!
    I wouldn't make any changes, unless you want to change the mailing address for it. In that case, I can give you mine! lol

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    Thank you both. I am nervous about the quilting. It has been years since I hand quilted and I noticed my stitches are running a little bigger than I would like. (I am very critical of my work)

    LOL...tlrnhi, it makes me feel good that someone would want this. It makes me think Mom will love it. Since my sister or myself can't be there for her birthday we are making it as special as possible. My sister found a bakery that delivers so she is getting a birthday cake hand delivered. My grandfather will give her all our gifts at her birthday dinner that her family is throwing her. I am tearing up just thinking about it. :cry: I really miss Mom, and this is a huge birthday for her. Number 70, and going strong. 8)

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    Your mum is going to be over the moon, your work is brilliant, don't fret too much, enjoy the journey :D

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    I wouldn't change a thing mom2three. I think your hand quilting is exceptional and I love the design you've chosen. She'll love it!! :)

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    I think it is GORGEOUS! Don't be so hard on yourself. It would take me a week or more to do half that much! (I have only machine quilted my projects, and they've all been small).
    You're doing great!!!

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    Your mom is going to love it! Happy Birthday to your mom!!
    I just wish my mom were still alive, because she would be right here with me quilting. Ok, she'd be knitting or crocheting. She did quilt, but loved yarnwork.

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    WOW that looks GREAT! Beautiful.

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    It's um, how do I say this: PERFECT!!!

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    That is just beautiful and your hand quilting is perfect. So don't change a thing!!!

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    So beautiful!

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    The star burst is perfect. The quilt looks wonderful. You'd better get offline now and get busy. LOL

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    Thanks everyone. It is almost done. I stayed up until 3 this morning working on it. I have a little left on the pieced part and then the borders. I am shocked at how quick it went. It has been 12 years since I have quilted and it really is like riding a bike, you never forget. :-)

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    Beautiful quilt, I really like your quilting, Mom will be tearing up when she receives this :D

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    Wonderful times three........don't change a thing......I wish my hand quilting was that good. Best Wishes to your Mom......... Best gift possible :D

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    I think it looks spectacular! I too wish I could hand quilt.

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    What a beautiful job!! Your quilting is perfect!!! Can I adopt you? LOL

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    Come teach me! It's beautiful. Hand quilting is so pretty! Yours is no exception!

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    Your star is so pretty. I haven't tried anymore stars like this since the first time I made one. I'm my own worst enemy and if it isn't perfect I will keep remaking it till it is. I would like to try the Mariner's star or the Carpenter's star. Did you paper piece? This is something I want to learn. As far as your quilting, it's beautiful. I can't do a lot of hand quilting because of having double carpal tunnel surgery. That's what 30 years in the floral business will do for you. Have to machine quilt 90% of my stuff. I have some pieces of my grandmother's and everything was hand pieced and quilted back then and not always are all the stitches always the same so don't worry about it. Your mom is going to be thrilled. I'm making my mom a Christmas quilt throw and have about 15 quilted stockings to finish. She needed new ones for her house for us big kids and the grand kids. Also I live your colors. They rock.

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    I just wanted to thank everyone again.

    Debra Mc, I feel for you with your wrist. I have lost muscle in both my arms and some days I can't lift my coffee cup. It stinks. My quilt is PP. I am hooked on it. I always had a problem getting my points right and I believe that was one reason I gave up years ago. Right now I am teaching my daughter to PP. She has made a few beautiful pieces and is now trying to hand quilt them. She ask for a sewing machine for her birthday and we picked one out. She is putting some miles on it. :D

    The reason I hand quilt is because I don't like trying to move all the bulk around on my machine. As an add bonus, I get to sit in front of the t.v. and watch a movie. lol Something I don't get to do very often.


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