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    Over 6,400 piece wallhanging

    This is my first post, been trying to figure out how. I hope it works. Thanks to all for all the pictures and good info on the board. I usually make bedsize quilts, but made this wallhanging. It is not your usual quilt pattern. It is made from a small portion of a cross stitch pattern. I am sorry, I can't remember the book. It is 40x40 inches not including the border. Each block is 1/2" square. I just matched fabric to
    the color needed for the cross stitch thread. Each X on the cross stitch pattern is a 1/2" block.

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    HOLY COW!!! What a wonderful piece of work!! The patience. . . . . . AWESOME!!
    Question?? How long did you work on it?
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    Wow, that is spectacular. I wish I had that kind of patience and discipline.
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    All I can say is WOW! I use to x-stitch all the time. Never thought of trying something like this. Great job.

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    Looks like Ellen Maurer-Stroh's cross stitch to me. I have all her florals in cross stitch. Pretty freakin' cool, if you ask me. Nice job.
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    My first thought was "HOLY COW". (I must be related to Grama Lehr). This is something else, can't even think how long this took you, and the patience you must have. You have done a work of ART. Thanks for sharing. BrendaK
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    Thanks for sharing - that is awesome. I had thought about doing that and then when I figured out how many pieces thought better.

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    totally amazing!
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    It is stunning. I love counted cross stitch too. Did you piece each white background square too?
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    very nice what size are your pieces

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    Wow, I had thought about doing this, but not with half inch squares! This is just spectacular. Welcome to the board, I'm looking forward to seeing some of your other work.
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    WOW, a lot of work in that! It looks incredible! It reminds me of the guy that did The Last Supper in tiny square pieces.

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    That is amazing and very beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaK View Post
    My first thought was "HOLY COW". (I must be related to Grama Lehr). This is something else, can't even think how long this took you, and the patience you must have. You have done a work of ART. Thanks for sharing. BrendaK
    me too, cuz Holy Cow was my first response. Very nicely done, indeed.
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    That turned out very pretty.

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    Wow that is very beautiful.
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    Holy cow! is right. This is beautiful and amazing. What dedication! What a treasure you've created!

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    That is really beautiful!

    I did one similar a few years ago only it was an owl. I watched Eleanor Burns take a cross stitch pattern and do this. She used gridded fusible. I cut out a lot of one inch squares and ironed them to the fusible grid. Then you just do all the horizontal seams then you do all the vertical seams. The hardest part was cutting all the squares and of course the counting! The one inch squares turned into 1/2" finished squares. The unfinished owl took up my entire six foot dining table! But then, it shrunk to half that size after all the seams were sewn.

    I will see if I can find the video.

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    Wow. I used to cross stitch...this is amazing work!!
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    wow beautiful work !
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    Oh wow!. Amazing! Thats gorgeous..

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    It's awesome.

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    gorgeous!!!!!!
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    Awesome job!!!!

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