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Thread: Stained Glass Quilts

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    This is the second stained glass quilt I've created. The first one was entered into the Texas State Fair and received an honorable mention. This particular quilt took me 10 years to complete, simply because of all the applique involved and life getting in the way. I call this The Rose Window, inspired by cathedral windows. I created a quilting stitch (I call the Waffle Stitch) on the first quilt, and used it again on this quilt around the middle rose. Tell me what you think.

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    The waffle stitch, my creation - second quilt I used it on
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    Welcome from Ireland. Your quilt is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thank you so much.

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    BEAUTIFUL!! AND I LOVE THE WAFFLE STITCH!

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    First of all, welcome to the QB from southeastern Michigan!! :D Secondly, I think your quilt is absolutely beautiful!!! :thumbup: Third, I think you should do a tutorial to teach all of us how to do your "waffle stitch!" :wink: :wink: :thumbup:

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    Awesome quilt! Love all of the stained glass work :D:D:D

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    Thank you so much. The close up of the center rose shows the stitch. It's a simple L stitch with a reverse every other row. I did it by accident on the first quilt and loved the results so much that I used it on this quilt. It's easier if you have even circles to guide you, but if you are OCD about measurements, you shouldn't have any problem. The stitch has been copyrighted via the State Fair (I documented the creation of the stitch in my quilt description), and other public forums where I uploaded the photos of it.

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    Stunning!

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    I'm impressed by all the details in this quilt! No wonder it took so long to create! You should really be proud of this. Your fabrics really do look like stained glass! Amazing!

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    I can see why it took you so long to finish that quilt. It is beautiful and you should be proud.

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    I can see why it took so long to complete !!!! Beautiful !! I'm assuming that your Waffle Stitch is your Quilting stitch???
    Very nice work, kutnso

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    A beautiful piece of artwork! You are one talented quilter. I like your waffle stitch very much, I don't do hand quilting but admire those that do.

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    Yes, the waffle stitch is the quilting stitch I created. Before I claimed it as my creation, I checked a ton of sites and information and found that a waffle stitch is used in knitting and crochet, but is completely different from the quilting stitch. I love how the block really looks like a giant waffle when it's done.

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    I'm a bit picky about quilting. I think machine quilting turns out beautiful, but I prefer quilt work that is done by hand. It emphasizes the beauty of the quilt. Anybody can quilt by machine, but handwork seems to be so much more impressive to me. Thank you so much for your compliments everyone.

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    Welcome from the UK! Your quilt is stunning! I saw a stained glass window recently and felt very inspired to replicate it!! I need to go back and get some photos! Might take me 10 years to do!!!!

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    Had I been able to work on it non-stop, it probably wouldn't have taken me that long. I worked on several of these blocks while caring for my mother through her chemo-therapy, and then to distract myself the week of her funeral. It has seen me through my divorce, losing my home, and some very depressing moments in my life. How ironic that I finished it in a hotel room after being displaced from a house fire. The irony is that I found inspiration for this quilt from cathedral glass windows, and received much restoration of my spirit by working on it during rough times in my life.

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    I can understand why it took you 10 years to finish this one!! It's beautiful!! When I read your story of how this quilt came to be it put a smile on my face. I hope you can understand how I mean that. Not that it went through all those horrible times with you but that it restored your spirit.

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    Thank you Kim. Quilts have a way of coming to life by the experiences the quilter takes them through.

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    Stunning quilt. It looks like it was a lot of work

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    Yes, a lot of work, and a lot of finger pricking. But, seeing the results, it was worth it. It looks far more beautiful on the bed than it did in my lap or on the quilting frame.

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    Your work is beautiful.

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    Thank you so much for the compliments. I'm working on a black and gold chenille quilt now. I make the chenille myself, on the edges of the pieces. Will post a picture after I prep the first finished block. One is finished, but the chenille is not. I have to put it through the dryer before the threads are right.

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    Oh my goodness!! Sounds like your quilt has been the constant thread through all your troubles! You have stitched your life into it! I hope it brings you great comfort now.

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    So far, it has. Thank you. Only fellow quilters can relate to what I'm talking about. I receive so much peace when I'm quilting. I've thought a lot of thoughts, replayed conversations, and mentally replayed experiences while working on it. Now, I look at particular blocks and my experiences reappear as though they occurred just yesterday. This one particular quilt does have a lot of life stitched into it.

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    Beautiful - obviously lots of time & love went into your creation.

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