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Thread: Thank you for your support - results of your encouragement!

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    Senior Member Jan in FL's Avatar
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    Smile Thank you for your support - results of your encouragement!

    I started a thread last August, http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...t-t197907.html, about a quilt top I was piecing from a pattern I bought, Shadowplay. The instructions required sewing blocks and then trimming them down which created a lot of problems when I tried to match seams, etc. I was ready to give up ...... until you all gave me words of encouragement and suggestions to press on!

    Since this post, we have bought a new house and moved so quilting got put on the back burner for a few months which was sad enough in itself. However, it gave me just the time I needed to consider all the wonderful words of advice I received on this board and make a second attempt at getting this top pieced!

    I ripped every seam and started again. I have not quilted it yet (this is my next project as my DH bough a longarm for me last year and I have not felt that I was ready to tackle learning how to quilt but I am diving in to that in about a week, too - slowly). Here's the picture of our efforts - I say our efforts because I did take everyone's advice to heart and as always, YOU CAME THROUGH FOR ME. Thank you so much. I feel a great sense of accomplishment. I also felt like you were all there with me as I ripped and sewed and ripped and sewed. I've said it before, but this is truly the best group of people found anywhere.
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    It looks great Jan! Way to go!!!
    Happiness is a form of travel...not a destination.

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    Wow look at that! Great Job!!! That is beautiful. Glad it came all together for you.Sometimes we have to let things simmer on the back burner. I've had more than one project that had to do that.Some longer than others LOL

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    it turned out great!
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    Wow! What a beautiful quilt. It was worth continuing. Sometimes it pays just to leave things awhile and go back with fresh eyes. Brilliant.

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    What a project! I bet you really feel a sense of acomplishment.

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    Beautiful quilt! You have done a great job on it in spite of all the ripping etc. You should be proud and I hope you show it to us when it is quilted!

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    Wow it looks great now! It is certainly a challenging pattern and you did a super job with your top.

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    When we are ripping it gets discouraging. I admire you for your perseverance and now you have a fantastic quilt.

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    It really came out great! Way to go!
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    So happy you did not give up. It turned out so beautiful.

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    Good for you! Recently, it seems I do more ripping out than finishing...Kudos to you for your perseverance! It's a great quilt, built with love and thoughtfulness. I think these are the ones people cherish most.

    Congratulations on your new home, and having a long arm!

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    WOW. Beautiful. Now you can give those of us who want to do this pattern advice. Aren't we all here for each other? Your time was well spent. Awesome. BrendaK
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    Great quilt! So glad you stuck with it!! Congrats on new house and longarm too!
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    You did well! Gorgeous quilt. Congratulations on completing the quilt.
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    Kudos on doing such a wonderful job. This site has some wonderful people and they always find a way to help when someone asks.

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    Goodness!!!!....it is so attractive and I KNOW you'll be forever proud of it....sorry you had such angst in the making, but now you can enjoy it finally!

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    Great job. The race is to the persistent..and you won!

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    What a great quilt!

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    Awesome!!!!!!!!!! You did a really wonderful job!!!!!!

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    What a great job!
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    You did a marvelous job! Your color choices are beautiful. Can't wait to hear how quilting it comes out. Keep up the good works and don't be too tough on yourself.

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    You certainly did come through the problems you had to create this gorgeous quilt. It is just wonderful. Congratulations on your accomplishment.

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    Beautifully done. Congratulations on not letting this one get the best of you.
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    It's lovely! Way to hang in there and get it done. You did a great job, it looks like a difficult pattern to me!
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