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Thread: Stupid Sylvia

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    Over a year ago I decided to make a Sylvia's Bridal Sampler quilt from the book by Jennifer Chiaverini.

    I've regretted that decision regularly, since I am a one-at-a-time quilter. That's why it earned its name, as many times in the last year I've said I would love to work on (whatever new project attracted me) except that "I have to finish that Stupid Sylvia quilt".

    But finally I can call it DONE and move on to something smaller, easier, and a lot more fun. So why am I even glancing at the Dear Jane book??!
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    OMG, this is an awesome quilt. Stupid it isn't; gorgeous it is. Thank you for sharing.

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    Your quilt is beautiful! It looks like you spent a lot of time creating it.

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    Wow! This was worth the aggravation, now, wasn't it?!!

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    I bow to your "sticktoitive" (is that a real word) laugh.

    The quilt is beautiful, well done.

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    LOVE IT!

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    Phenomenal! Congratulations on finishing one ENORMOUS project!

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    that's a masterpiece! You must have willpower up the kazoo - I can't imagine having the self discipline to work on only one project for that length of time. Give yourself a big pat on the back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuilteanna
    So why am I even glancing at the Dear Jane book??!
    'Cause you're a masochist? ;-) ;-) ;-)

    The quilt is fabulous, and clearly was a lot of work. I'm a huge fan of simple, solid, wide borders - it really makes teh viewer focus in on the blocks and frames them beautifully.

    What's the finished size of the blocks?

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    OMG - I think I would have quit quilting by now if I would start something like that.
    It is gorgeous. Wonderful job.

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    Wow, I would have never tackled that. Great job

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    Could you PLEASE re-name it Sensational Sylvia now that it's finished!!! :D:D
    Absolutely stunning!!!!!!!! Oh, that's another word you could use lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by Cuilteanna
    So why am I even glancing at the Dear Jane book??!
    'Cause you're a masochist? ;-) ;-) ;-)

    The quilt is fabulous, and clearly was a lot of work. I'm a huge fan of simple, solid, wide borders - it really makes teh viewer focus in on the blocks and frames them beautifully.

    What's the finished size of the blocks?
    The blocks finish at 6 inches. My borders are really a dark batik, though they show as black. It is meant to have multiple borders, but I decided to skip that part, LOL.

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    Wow that's beautiful....and bravo for sticking to one project

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    Fabulous quilt! Your Sylvia is beautiful! I like your use of colors too! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    OMG, this is an awesome quilt. Stupid it isn't; gorgeous it is. Thank you for sharing.
    I agree wholeheartedly but what a lot of work my goodness I can see why you could get frustrated with it, but oh it was worth the effort WELL DONE

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    It's beautiful and inspiring!! Thanks for being an example of perseverance!! :)

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    What a stunning quilt. I admire the willpower to stick to one project. Great job.

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    I am so in awe of your tremendous
    and labor intensive project. What
    an accomplishment. I had a good
    laugh when your next words were
    Dear Jane........you need a break.
    Truly magnificent.

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    The trip may have been harrowing, but the end result is something you can be very proud of.

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    A fantastic quilt, not even stupid,just beautiful!

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    Wow! Congratulations!! What a wonderful accomplishment. The blocks are fascinating!! Look away from Jane for a while!! Lol.

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    WOW, awesome, it would be my 20 yr quilt lol. Congrats on a job well done, It is beautiful!

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    I vote for STUNNING Sylvia as well!

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    That is amazing

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