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Thread: Phew! 17 months and just compelted the top: My Affairs of the Heart Quilt

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    Phew! 17 months and just compelted the top: My Affairs of the Heart Quilt

    Hello friends,
    Just wanted to share with you all the finally completed top of the my Affairs of the Hearts quilt that I started as a quilt along with the talented ladies on the board back in May of 2011! Phew..this took a long time But I am soo happy top is finally finished.

    The pattern is from the book Affairs of the Hearts by Aie Rossman. I made the blocks using the invisible machine applique method with heart resistant templates..very time consuming as all the pieces have to be prepared and turned under and then appliqued on.but I can't do hand applique to save my life. This was actually my first quilt with such intensive applique work..I've done little quilts with applique before but never like this, so it was a learning process for sure...good thing I love hearts, lol.
    I also learned bobbin work with this quilt...I chose to do the embroidery in a gold metallic floss and it would have been impossible to do by hand, so I leanred to do bobbin work...can you imagine how much longer this would have taken me have I done it all my hand?? LOL..

    I adapted some blocks to suit my applique method (Aie does needleturn) and then I changed the layout to on point and reinvented the borders and the result is a monster 97x101'' quilt,lol.

    Thanks to the ladies who encouraged me along the way..this was WAY out of my comfort zone and I still cannot believe that it is finished! Right now, I am tired of it and see all the mistakes, but hoping that by the time I get it out to be quilted (will be after the holidays) I will fall back in love with it again.

    Thanks all for looking and happy quilting.

    P.S. Monster is hard to photograph,lol.
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    Last edited by candi; 10-31-2012 at 05:26 PM.
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    Oh, so beautiful. Great job!!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    what mistakes?!!?!?!

    wonderful!

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    That is really beautiful. Very well done.
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    Gorgeous, nicely done.

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    This is just stunning!
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    Absolutely fabulous! Beautiful work!

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    Wow that is awesome.
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    Candi, that is truly such a beautiful quilt, so much work and the border finishes it off. Great work.
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    congrats on the finish of this beautiful quilt
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    Absolutely gorgeous, worth the time! Thanks for sharing, you can be sooo proud of that quilt!

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    WOW... It is beautiful... just beautiful!!! I LOVE the borders!! I love everything about it!!! Congratulations!!
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    Oh Candi, It's gorgeous. I love your modifications. It is very special. Congrats on your finish.
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    Absolutely FAB-U-Lous!

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    I bought the book on Affairs of the Heart and have all the intentions of making it, but realized I have so much tops to quilt and finish. One of these days I'll do it I hope. Having the book knowing that it's there when I'm ready to make it makes me hopeful. Your quilt is beautiful and it's truly a work of art. Thank you for sharing.

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    This is a work of art.

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    Congratulations on a job well done! It's beautiful.
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    Absolutely spectacular! Way to go!
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    What a stunning quilt...you should be proud!!
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    Your quilt is beautiful and you have every right to be glowing with pride over your completion. Fantabulous!!!
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    Lovely! I like the color choices you made. Well done all around.
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    wow. that's beautiful!

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    Wow! That's an incredibly gorgeous quilt! Can't wait to see it all quilted and finished -- congratulations in persevering and pushing yourself in doing this quilt....it turned out so beautifully!

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    That is really kool. BrendaK
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    The quilt is absolutely breathtaking! Anyone looking at it would know there was alot of time and effort put into it. Very impressive!

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