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    Worth all the headaches...

    I've become addicted to quilting. There, I said it! Anyway, my husband has watched me putting together quilts for everyone around me and began sulking that I hadn't made him one. Little did he know that I had secretly been working on a quilt for his Christmas present last year. He had found a wall hanging-size quilt that he really liked, but I told him there was no way I could translate the 18x20inch design into a full sized one. So, he was very disappointed and mentioned every chance he got how much he would have liked a quilt like that wall hanging.

    I spent hours and hours working on the math that would help me figure out the full sized pattern and give me an idea of how much fabric to buy (math is NOT my strong suit!). But, I did it and got it made, quilted and ready to give him on Christmas morning. He was beyond surprised and very happy. He uses it all the time when watching TV and thanks me every time. Worth every minute of the brain-aching number crunching!

    Here it is. I call it "Let's Be (Almost) Frank" because it is based loosely on a Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass window design:
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    Beautiful rendition! Looks like you really surprised him. Well worth the agonizing!

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    Wow that quilt is awesome!!! What a lucky husband!!!

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    wow! lovely quilt.... I am glad that you posted a picture with your husband holding the quilt that way we get to see the true size...

    very creative

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    I looking this very modern quilt!!!

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    Wow! You did a wonderful job! Love the quilt.
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    I love it! Great job and well worth all the headache.

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    What a wonderful surprise for your husband. Love the contemporary design.
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    That is wonderful. Nice job.

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    Nicely done! Hubby looks very happy. Congrats!
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    Wow, that is beautiful. I found a book for Frank Lloyd Wright quilt patterns taken from his wonderful windows. My sister is a big fan of his work, so a quilt is in her future. You did a wonderful job and I can see why he was so surprised when he opened it. It is now his treasure.

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    Lovely! Good job on figuring the math. How nice that hubby thanks you often, you know your work was appreciated.
    phranny ~ I cannot call my day complete. 'til needle, thread, and fabric meet.

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    He must have been stunned when he saw what you had done for him. I would never have even tried to do something like that!

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    That is fantastic!

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    Well done! It is a great quilt.

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    That is such a beautiful quilt, you did s great job. He looks so happy I know it made you fee so wonderful to do it for him.

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    What a Fantastic Quilt! Love it!

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    Just love the suprised look on his face, just priceless! You did an amazing job on his quilt!!
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    what a super quilt!
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    He's definitely not sulking now ;-)
    Great looking quilt.
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    I love it!!!!!!!
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    Wow...that is an AWESOME quilt! Love the design. My hubby was the same way....so I made him several now...he loves them. Its really nice when they really want one and really use them. ; )

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    Very neat quilt!

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    Beautiful quilt. You did a great job of designing and stitching it. Your DH is a very lucky man indeed.
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    I love it! I've been collecting Wright's designs and Mondrian's and it's been on my list to make a quilt inspired by their designs. Yours is going to be my inspiration and I hope mine turns out as lovely as yours. Thanks so much for posting it!
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