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Thread: Twenty Year old quilt (UFO getting finished!)

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    I hand pieced this quilt many years ago. It was before cutters and mats. So, that might give you an idea how old it is. That meant cereal box cardboard traced onto the fabric, cut out eye-balling the quarter inch seam allowance, and using a hand needle to piece it all. Boy, have things changed! I think we forget some of the awsome quilts of the past really had hours and hours of work in them that quilter's pieced by hand and quilted by hand.

    Anyway this one has sat so long in my pile of unfinished tops that now some of the piecing bias is trying to yawn.

    I added the green border this morning, because I think that was what my minds eye disliked about this UFO. I am sure that is why it never was finished. I know it will distract from the value down the road. You are not supposed to use fabrics from different eras in a quilt. But, It is mine, and I feel, mine to ruin if I wish. LOL!

    Oh by the way... It is a pattern that was on the front cover of a keepsake quilting catalog. I drafted it out and made it without buying the pattern. LOL! Well things were very tight in those days.

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    I like it! I think the border looks great with it! And kudos to you for finishing it-

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    I like it. It's pretty.

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    I love your quilt.The colors and the pattern.I think I;ll have to add this to my long to do list

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    It looks great, congratulations on reducing your UFO pile.

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    It's beautifully done and I don't think just 20 years is from a different era. The green is a perfect addition.

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    You did a great job and congrats for finishing a UFO!

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    No rules about what you use or don't use. This is very pretty and you did an excellent job of finishing it and making it a useful quilt. Thank you for sharing.

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    Thanks everyone... Now for the quilting this week. Wish me luck... LOL!

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    Wow. That's an impressive quilt. I love it.

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    it's very pretty :thumbup:

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    oh, how beautiful. your points are gorgeous. i love the border. and am glad you are finishing it. i am in love with it. :D

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    Beautiful.

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    glad you finished it its very pretty

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    I like it

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    Looks great - love the green border on it too.

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    I just ordered the batting from connecting threads. I find I don't have a batting for it like I thought. Oh well it will be here next week. Hey they have the hobbs on sale now for 30 percent off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharoney
    I like it! I think the border looks great with it! And kudos to you for finishing it-
    ditto

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    it is great. I love the different background fabrics and the scrappy look. Congrats on finishing.

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    it is great. I love the different background fabrics and the scrappy look. Congrats on finishing.

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    Lovely quilt!! Think I have some of those fabrics in my stash!!!!!

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    What took you so long- - - ha ha
    Looks great
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    Wonderful!!! Arn't you glad that you're getting it done!!!

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    Love this one and wow you were so precise before rotary cutters !!! Christmas quilts are my favorite.

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    It's gorgeous! Nice choices of fabrics!

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