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Thread: Phew!!! More than 7500 pieces in my FIRST scrappy quilt and it is ALL DONE!!!!!

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    Wink Phew!!! More than 7500 pieces in my FIRST scrappy quilt and it is ALL DONE!!!!!

    Hi all, and sorry for shouting but I just can't contain my excitement over finishing this quilt, yay! My first ever scrappy quilt, well I guess it is controlled scrappy made from TONS of FQs, that I made following Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt Orca Bay. I changed the colors, made it bigger and changed the borders and ended up with this monster of a quilt that is 102x106, and hubby estimated a count of more than 7500 pieces!!! The quilt was a challenge for me with all the points, seams and everything else, and it is busy busy, but I am really happy with the end result, and so is wonderful husband.

    I rented a longarm and quilted it free hand with all over spirals, figured as busy as it is, bad quilting shouldn't ruin it
    . Finished sewing the binding down yesterday while watching the Masters, and we tested it last night and it performed A OK, lol. Lots of work went into it and I am thrilled to have it finished. Thinking of making this one our Christmas quilt( wasn't planned as such, but sure looks Christmasy to me)

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    P.S. sorry for the many pictures but I had hard time getting a good shot, and the outside pictures shows truer colors.

    Thanks all for looking and thanks to the Orca Bay Sew Along group for encouraging me to join and complete this quilt.

    Last edited by candi; 04-09-2012 at 11:53 AM.
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    Wow, it's fabulous! Great colors and quilting too, it really turned out great. Those big monster sized quilts are a project and a half, congrats on finishing it up.

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    Looks beautiful to me. And a lot of work. You did well.

    sassy granny

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    My hat is off to you!! I thought about doing this mystery quilt......but I got over it! Yours turned out beautiful and the quilting is great too! Good job.....love it!♥

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    It's fa-la-la-la-fabulous! It would be great anytime of the year but especially pretty for the Holiday Season.

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    Beautiful!
    Blessings!
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    (.(. (..`..♥ Sally

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    What a big, beautiful quilt you have made!! Congratulations on the great job you did!

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    That is amazing. Your quilting is beautiful too.

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    That's lovely! My (small) Orca Bay is still waiting for borders. I love what you did with yours. And I agree - looks Christmas-y to me, too.

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    WOW - Just beautiful. great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Your quilt is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S !!! Excellent job on piecing and free hand quilting! That's a lot of pieces to put together! You make me feel really good because I was panicking over piecing a 2000 piece quilt. I ready and set to go after reading your post!!!


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    That is a BEAUTIFUL quilt , that you should be very proud of!!! I love the colors and pattern!

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    That's a beautiful quilt!!! Great work!
    Gloria 

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    It's just beautiful. It does look like Christmas, but it also has an outdoorsy appeal to it.

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    great job girlfriend when did you find the time?
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    Nice, super nice. I can see why it has so many pieces.

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    You should be excited. So much work and it turned out fabulous.

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    What an awesome quilt. Bet you are glad to have it done and now onto other great quilts!

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    Oh my goodness 7500 pieces!!!! It is truly a work of art. Great job

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    Truely amazing. Good for you for finishing it. It is stunning.

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    That is a beautiful quilt and a lot of work - 7500 pieces, it would take me years and years to complete. How long did you take you to make it?

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    Your quilt is beautiful and its a scrappy which I love. Good job on the colors and fabrics.
    Denise finally in Manchester NH

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    Your quilt is just beautiful and so is your quilting.

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    It is gorgeous. It love the sripped blocks. And you finished. All those pieces, my heavens.

    Good for you quilting it yourself. You just use a neutral thread and it will blend in and no wiggle or wobble in your quilting will show.
    DEB CAVAN

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    Well done Candi. I still have to put borders on mine. Like you, I am deviating from the original design and making mine bigger.
    Sweet Caroline

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