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Thread: Paisley Fabric Sample Quilt

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    I realized that while I do a lot of admiring of everyone's gorgeous quilts on this forum, I've shied away from posting photos of my own. I started quilting four years ago - had no idea what I was doing, but that didn't stop me, LOL. I am a completely undiciplined quilter. Anyway, here is a quilt that I made for my niece from paisley fabric samples I found at an estate sale. It is predominantly brown, but for some reason the other colors pop in the photos.
    The binding is a ripply mess. I had just gotten my first embroidery machine and went a little nuts with all sorts of random messages along the edges. I wanted to re-do it, but she loved it and grabbed it away!
    She is very ill with a rare form of leukemia and spends several nights each week in a hyperbaric chamber. This was meant as a comfort quilt, but the silly woman hung it over her fireplace!
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    That's stunnning, I love the way the colors pop.

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    Very nice. Your quilt is pleasing to look at. I also like the colors.

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    I am not keen on paisley, Had to wear alot of it in my childhood. But your Quilt is STUNNING. :shock: You have made me rethink about using paisley fabric. :wink:

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    You are very kind. I am almost ashamed to post anything in this forum of such talented people! I did find one that I took in daylight. Looks a little browner.
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    I am sure that this beautiful quilt is very soothing & comforting for her to come home to! Great use of paisley. Good job!

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    I love paisley and that is one beautiful quilt!

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    Beautiful quilt! Its amazing what they are doing with hyperbaric chambers these days. I burned my hand really bad and was sure I would have horrible scars when it healed. The doctors put me in a hyperbaric chamber for 1 hr 3 days in a row and my hand was completely healed with no sign of a scar anywhere by the end of that week. It was like a miricle. I pray it helps your niece to heal too!

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    I LIKE it!! Like the colors, the pattern and I think you did a bang-up job of putting it together! :thumbup:

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    Very nice job!

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    Love your quilt! The paisley’s you used look elegant together. I can see why your niece grabbed it immediately from you. I will keep her in my prayers.

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    That is one unique quilt! I love those colors!! It's rich and cuddly all in one. :thumbup:

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    Oh, it is beautful! Great job!

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    She obviously loves it. I know I'm too critical of my work and maybe you are, too. It's very pretty and she loves it because you made it for her. People that don't sew are usually overly impressed...don't you love that?

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    very nice great job

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    If she hung it over her fireplace than that is an honor she has bestowed on you. She is very very touched, trust me.

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    That is very rich and delicious... Love the fabrics and colors! Beautiful!

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    Very stunning

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    What a lovely quilt! She obviously loves it and thinks it is a work of art if she hung it over the fireplace!!! I hope she will be OK. Please post more of your work!

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    lovely use of those paisleys, God bless your friend and you for being good to each other.

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    WOW, that's gorgeous!!!!!!!! I am a complete paisley freak and have a hard time finding them. Yours is fantastic!
    I'm so sorry for your niece but it sounds like her spirit is intact as well as her humor :)
    Thanks for sharing!!

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    Love love love paisley! Great quilt!

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    Beautiful.

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    you did a great job on this quilt. love the colors.

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    It's very lovely, you did a wonderful job making it for your niece.

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