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Thread: Under the Sea Braid

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    Under the Sea Braid

    This is a quilt for a charity that I was asked to get done for a friend who had a graduation and did not feel confident enough to quilt. I made up my own pantograph drawing using Laura Lee Fritz's one line drawings, set them on my paper roll using two sheets taped together to get a good design using whales, dolphins, star fish, crabs, sea turtles, waves, vegetation, seal lions, rock fish, and a couple of other fish. It took 30 minutes to go across my drawing 54". I put the center as an acquarium, did turtles in the dark blue border, and waves in the outer border because it was so busy you could not see anything anyway and on the other side, the back, you could see all the work. I left the inner border alone so it would be like a frame outlining the center masterpiece. It took me over 10 hours to quilt. I was exhausted after quilting it. It was worth it.
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    Holy Moley. Love the quilt and the quilting is awesome. BrendaK
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    Love those ocean colors. Peggy
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    Oh wow, QuilterMomma, The quilting is fantastic. I LOVE it. I hope your combined efforts do well for the charity.
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    Hi Quiltermomma! I love your work you are so talented!
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    It's awesome! Nice job
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    Like the backing and all your quilting designs. Love how all the colors in the braid play off each other. Thanks for sharing.
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    Gorgeous quilt, I just love these braid quilts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

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    I hope the person who gets this quilt can appreciate its intricenties. The colors, the time in quilting and its sheer beauty. It really is awesome.

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    Beautiful quilt enhanced by your very original theme quilting.

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    ​Wowie, that's pretty! Love your quilt and quilting. I think it's great how you made the design work for you, it sure looks neat.

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    Nice work. Every time I see a french braid I think that will be my next quilt...just as soon as I finish some others...sigh

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    What a beautiful quilt! You did a great job and the colors are yummy.

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    Just fantastic, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaK View Post
    Holy Moley. Love the quilt and the quilting is awesome. BrendaK
    Holy moley is about right! That is spectacular! Wow! Wow! Wow! I love everything about it!
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    Very nice!
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    Wow it's gorgeous! Your hard work shows!
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    Beautiful quilt and quilting!!
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    beautiful quilt...love the color combo
    So many quilts, so little time :-)

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    The colors are fabulous. It looks like you had just great fun quilting.
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    Beautiful I love the colors

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    Holy cow - what an awesome quilt - love the colors and your custom quilting designs. Exceptionally well done!

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    Very nice quilt.

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    Really nice work!!!

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    Very nice!

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