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Thread: Stunning Quilts

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    Whether or not these are "stunning" is for others to decide. They are, however, my personal favorites. The green nd black one is my avatar. I bought the fabric in June at the Keepsake Quilting tent sale and the quilt was done and ready to enter in the Vermont Quilt festival the following June. It is self designed and was certainly taxing of my abilities. the Black and orange quilt started with a Carol Doak paper pieced mariner's star in the center and then grew into its final design step by step, designed by me. Again, taxing of my basic abilities. I think that's why they are my favorites - they were challenging.
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    Kudo's to you all! Your quilts are gorgeous!
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    I would have to say both of these would be a couple of my biggest accomplishments. The baby quilt because it was my first time doing dresdens and diamonds. I didn't have a pattern just figured as I went and the center was cross-stitched. The cat quilt because it was all paper-pieced and again, no pattern just put it all together as I went.
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    Wow!!! These quilts have left me speechless. Some very talented ladies on this site. The quilts are stunning to say the least of it!!! Beautiful. Very nice work!!!

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    My avatar is my crown jewel. I made it for my DD's wedding gift, and it took me approx 6 months. I named it "Color My World". The original pattern used floral fabrics for the centers, but I chose to do each circle(New York Beauty) block in a different colorway. It is entirely paper pieced, pattern is called "Sisterscape" by Valori Wells. My favorite section of the quilt was the salmon at the bottom! Pictures are prequilting.


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    JenniePenny, I saw this quilt when you first posted it and it is on my bucket list! I have started collecting fabrics and judging by what I have collected so far it will be brighter, in your face, colors! I look at your picture often.

    All of the quilts here are so awesome, each in their own way. I see the talent here and just think of all the talent we never see. Keep em coming!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I'm gonna look through my pictures, but I don't think I have done any as beautiful as all these quilts. I am inspired!
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    This is probably the most difficult and time-consuming quilt I've done; it's one of my favorites. It's the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt done as a BOW with a group here on QB. The blocks are 6".Name:  FWS QUILT.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdwill View Post
    I've only been quilting a short time. But this is the one I'm most proud.
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    I loooooooooooooooove your plaid doggies!

    Would be a cute idea to use Daddy or Hubby's shirts.
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    My most difficult, challenging, and I hope most stunning quilt was a double-wedding ring-- one set of rings overlapping another. (In the photo, the pale "background" "behind" the darker rings, make up another set of rings.) Each 12" square was made up of 88 pieces. There was no strip-piecing; it was all little pieces sewn together. I don't have a close up of it, unfortunately. It was a wedding present to some German friends of ours. It's called Medley from the 1994 book Double Wedding Ring Quilts: New Quilts from an old Favorite. Ah, I found a photo of the original made by its designer here: http://users.netonecom.net/~elf/gallery_medley.html

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    I have scrolled down nine pages of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen. I am in awe of the talent on this board.

    Thanks so much for starting this thread. I, for one, would love to see it continue. When I come back I will look at
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neanie View Post
    This is the quilt that I am most proud of. I found the pattern on the internet and spent about three weeks putting it together. I quilted it myself on my domestic sewing machine with a stipple, matching thread colors. I love displaying it every Christmas season.
    I love this quilt and had to have the pattern, so I just found the magazine on Amazon and bought it! Thanks for sharing this!

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    I love both the cat quilt and the baby quilt. You are a great designer.
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    This is shaping up to be an amazingly wonderful thread....hope it keeps on going and going! Thanks for starting it Tanya! I was soooooooo impressed by each and every quilt shown here. Such amazing talent! My bucket list just quadrupled in size.

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    ube,
    How very beautiful!!!

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    I don't usually like "flower basket" quilts, but yours with the 3-D applique flowers is wonderful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Mary View Post
    I posted this in December. It's a paper pieced, Judy Neimeyer pattern called WINTER WONDERLAND. It's my pride and joy right now. Each snowflake alone has 144 pieces (Yes...I counted them!).
    I love snowflaky designs so this one is special. It's 8 point instead of 6 so I know it's a star, not a snowflake, but the effect is there. Love the blue batik background, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fab-ra-holic View Post
    I would have to say both of these would be a couple of my biggest accomplishments. The baby quilt because it was my first time doing dresdens and diamonds. I didn't have a pattern just figured as I went and the center was cross-stitched. The cat quilt because it was all paper-pieced and again, no pattern just put it all together as I went.

    Love the kitties. The baby quilt is cute, too, but the kitties are darling.
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    This is the most involved quilt I have ever made. I designed all the fruit and veggies myself.
    This quilt is machine pieced, needle turned applique, hand embroidered, and hand quilted. It took me about 6 months and it is only a lap size quilt. I gave it to my DMIL for Christmas. She is a dear sweet lady and is not in the best of health right now.
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    I don't know if others would call these stunning, however, these are the most time consumming quilts I have made. The first one was for my daughter, Celeste

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    The picture was taken before the binding was done.

    The first one was an applique and took about 50 hours.

    The second one has approximately 3,000 pieces as each square is about 4" x 4" and there are almost 600 squares. The most difficult part of the second quilt was the placement of the squares. This one took about 75 hours and was completed about 1 month before my accident that took me out of quilting for about 6 months. Both were labors of love.
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    I am awed and inspired. Thank you for the beautiful morning.

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    I can see I'll have to add another subscription to my list. This is one thread I want to follow. Yes, the word is stunning! Each and every one of them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
    Ok, lets see how this works! My quilt for my son and dil's wedding.

    Since these was my first double wedding ring it too about 2 months start to binding. I used the Eleanor Burns method and won't do it again. I'll piece the next one the traditional way.

    This is not a quilt for the beginner. I consider myself an intermediate quilter. Some of these curves can be tricky to get just right, at least for me!
    Why did you say you would not use the Eleanor Burns method again? I have her book on it, have not done it yet, so I am curious about why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBillie View Post
    Oh my, such beautiful quilts. I had such fun scrolling through this thread looking at all the beautiful quilts. Many talented quilters on this board.
    I agree. Great way to start the morning.

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    Wow! These are some spectacular quilts. Not sure mine belong in this category, but I will share anyway. (My absolute favorite is one I no longer own and cannot seem to find a photo, though I'm sure we took some. Sadly, this is true of most of the quilts I have made.)

    Here is my first ever art quilt, made for the Easter celebration at our church last year. It is not pieced, it's a fabric mosaic which contains over 10,000 pieces of fabric, all less than 1" square, and many less than 1/2", a backing and a fill layer. I attached the pieces one at a time to a white flannel sheet using a glue stick, spray based the whole mess to the backing, then stitched it in place with a random stipple over the entire surface to give it texture. I ironed a layer of heavy craft stabilizer to the back to stiffen it. The outer edge is bound by hand with a buttonhole stitch. It measures 53" by 89". The deadline was tight, I spent five straight weeks standing in front of the design wall when I was not at work, and I had a full time job then. Needless to say I didn't get much sleep that month! I took almost a week quilting it and probably spent a week sleeping after I submitted it. This quilt is going to hang in my new sewing room.
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