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Thread: Son's Wedding quit--DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

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    Son's Wedding quit--DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

    Well, its not done yet still needs to be quilted. This is such an awesome pattern and I cant wait to quilt it. There have been a few here on the board like this. Its fun to do, but it is alot of work. I have lots of suggestions for anyone who may be contemplating doing this one. feel free to PM me. I hope you like it as much as I do.
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    that's a fine quilt. I look forward to seeing it finished.

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    Very beautiful . I have this on my ever growing list

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    That is beautiful, great job. Thanks for sharing.

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    you did a terrific job with it. the black really makes the colors pop!
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    OMGosh, it is just gorgeous. I look at the one point on the block and worry that it got bulky for you. Should I worry. After seeing yours, I think this has to go on my list.
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    WOW....awesome.....great job, thank you for posting such a WOW quilt.....

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    love it

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    Suebee, it is just beautiful!! Love the black/gray "star points'!!!

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    Such a WOW quilt! Thanks for posting.

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    Wow! That's great. I don't have enough stash for that pattern.

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    Wow lots of work, and a great finished quilt!
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    Beautiful, great colors.
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    Beautiful, and yes it does look like a lot of work.

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    I love this! You did a great job. Anyone would be glad to receive this for a gift.
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    That came out great. Love it on the dark background! Thanks for sharing.
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    Oh It's fabulous!( I have quilted one before)...it's a beautiful quilt! Great job Sue!

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    Thank you very much. I did see the one you quilted and it was spectacular. This pattern is just so awesome, cant wait to get it quilted.

    Quote Originally Posted by charismah View Post
    Oh It's fabulous!( I have quilted one before)...it's a beautiful quilt! Great job Sue!
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    Thank you all for your nice comments. And apologies to those I tried PMing suggestions to, I had a heck of time. So for everyone else putting this in their TO-DO's, here are some things I would recommend (for what its worth, LOL)
    1.YOU MAY WANT TO SPEND A LITTLE MORE ON THE STABILIZER…they call out “No Show Mesh Stabilizer”. I used what I had on hand and it worked but a bit bulky in certain points. (side note: I bought the “No show mesh stabilizer” from Nancys notions)
    2. cut the foundation stabilizer ½” larger than what they are calling out, then trim to size AFTER all your strips on sewn on. ALL stabilizers will shrink up from pressing.
    3. don’t use the stabilizer edge as a guide when trimming after strips are sewn on. Use your mat & ruler.
    4. pattern calls for ¾”,1”,1-1/4” and 1-1/2” strips, my suggestion here is probably most important tip: don’t use the narrower strips towards the outside of your squares, this causes more bulk you don’t want (in the corners)

    HAPPY QUILTING ALL!
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    I love it. I am loving black these days. Black and bright colors...very nice.

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    Your quilt is amazing! Just gorgeous with the black! Can I ask if it's an actual pattern? I goggled Diamonds are Forever but it came up with totally different patterns than yours.
    Kelly

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    OK, Im getting soooooooooo frustrated with this board and trying to reply to PM's and trying to reply to posts using "reply with quote" anyone else having the issues?

    Kelly - it is an actual pattern, its in the book "String Quilt Revival" great book. Sorry I tried to reply to your post and it wont let me.
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    Well crud - now it lets me reply to your post. Thank you for the nice comment. the pattern is in the book "String Quilt Revival" enjoy.


    Quote Originally Posted by fxsts93kf View Post
    Your quilt is amazing! Just gorgeous with the black! Can I ask if it's an actual pattern? I goggled Diamonds are Forever but it came up with totally different patterns than yours.
    SUEB

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    Just wanted to say thanks so much for taking the time to answer questions. It really helps when we are truly interested in making the quilt vs. when we are just being curious. I know.... as quilters we are always curious about how, who, what and why! Thanks again and thank you for the inspiration! I found the book on Amazon!
    Kelly

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    Just gorgeous! Love the colors with the black!
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