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Thread: The wonky quilt. (I'm so glad to be finished with this one)

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    The wonky quilt. (I'm so glad to be finished with this one)

    My DH's Aunt brought this quilt to me and asked me to hand quilt it for her. She is a special lady. And, is about 88 years old. She can't quilt her quilts anymore but still loves to piece them on the machine. I thought this was a pretty little quilt when I saw it. But, is has been a nightmare. First off, when I was sandwiching it, the sides kept jumping up on it. I pinned and repinned and finally said to heck with it and put the lap hoop on it and started quilting. I had to pull and stretch the thing because it was so wonky!! I thought I would never finish it. But, finally it is ready to go home. thought I'd share it with you before it leaves.
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    It is pretty, you a a very generous person to hand quilt for anyone else...good for you!

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    It is a pretty, pretty quilt. Oh I hope I am still quilting at her age.
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    Job well done. I've done a few like this for others. I know that feeling of finally done. Now on to a quilt you really enjoy doing! Keep us posted on your next project

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    Bouquets to you for persevering with it. You've done a beautiful job and made someone very happy. Best wishes.

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    It's beautiful. Well done you for sticking with it, you've done a superb job. Gosh, wish I could piece as well as your Aunt...and I'm galloping toward 50.

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    Your DH's aunt is lucky you quilted this for her and took out the wonkyness. It is a beautiful quilt and so is your quilting! Color placement makes this quilt!
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    This was sooooooooooo nice of you It turned out great. Im sure she will be thrilled, I certainly applaud you
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    very pretty...love the colors....

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    Looks great and not wonky at all. Nice job!
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    It is a beautiful quilt. This is for a treasured lady who is doing a great job at 88. You will be blessed for your effort. Sandy 64

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    Nice quilt....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr View Post
    It is pretty, you a a very generous person to hand quilt for anyone else...good for you!
    I agree....but beautiful quilt

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    Beautiful, love the colors and your quilting really straightened it out. Good of you to hand quilt it for her. She will be so pleased.
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    She will be very happy with it!

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    I hope she is pleased with it. I really liked the way she made it and set it on point. But, the pieces were so uneven. She was cvertainly proud of it when she made it. So, we will keep it our secret that it was wonky!!! Maybe she will never realize just how much.
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    what a great quilt.you did a wonderful job quilting it-she will be very happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan View Post
    It is a pretty, pretty quilt. Oh I hope I am still quilting at her age.
    This is fabulous! And I, too, hope I'm still quilting & reading posts on this board when I'm her age!
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    God bless you for your good heart....it came out beautifully!

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    Very pretty quilt. You did a good thing for someone else. Good for you!
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    it is cute and i love the teddies... i would never i mean NEVER even attempt to hand quilt...lol.. i admire you for doing it esp. not for yourself..

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    You know that she appreciates your hard work as she had been able to do it herself. You will make her happy. If only more of us today would put ourselves out to make someone else happy. The world would be a better place.
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    Sorry it was so hard to work with, but the finished product is very pretty!

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    I liked the idea of putting the picture in the first square. And, her color arrangement was good. But, her seams were off a lot. Still all in all, considering her age and her eyesight, I guess you can say that it turned out beautifully!!
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    You have a good heart. Thank you for doing this for her. I know that she appreciates it. You did a great job. BrendaK
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