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WMUTeach 02-16-2020 05:04 PM

Teen, your quilt is what my grandchildren call "sweet". A nice way to show off the hexes without creating a whole quilt of them. Lovely soft colors.

WMUTeach 02-16-2020 05:08 PM

Quiltmom2, well you are a brave woman. The fifty states are one thing but then quilting it all! I would be frozen into immobility thinking about quilting this precious piece. Congratulations on this fabulous effort and result!

sewbizgirl 02-16-2020 05:28 PM

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Beautiful finishes, Teen and Quiltmom! All that beautiful handwork! :cool:

The embroidery states quilt is a different one than the one I'm doing. I'm going to borrow your good idea to put a star in some of the spaces, to round it out to an even number.

Thank you for showing your work, ladies.

I had a finish this weekend, but it's not a quilt so you don't have to count it.

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retiredteacher09 02-16-2020 06:16 PM

Teen and Conchalea: Congratulations on your finishes!

QuiltMom2: Fascinating and lovely.

sewbizgirl: Very pretty and it will be well-loved.

rryder 02-16-2020 06:31 PM

Gorgeous afghan, Sewbiz!

QuiltnNan 02-17-2020 04:38 AM

Originally Posted by QuiltMom2 (Post 8361351)
Per request (and I think the embroidery really needs to be seen!)

Thanks for the close up. Great embroidery, and I love the star for the capital.

NZquilter 02-17-2020 03:20 PM

Your embroidered quilt is heirloom standard, QuiltMom2! Absolutely gorgeous!
Teen, what a sweet hexie quilt! I love how you used different light fabrics for the background.
Sewbiz, your afghan looks perfect for snuggling under.
I have three walhangings that only need the binding and a hanging sleeves. I'm hoping to finish them this week.

Rff1010 02-18-2020 02:39 AM

Originally Posted by WMUTeach (Post 8359377)
OK folks on the UFO journey, here is my big reveal! My sister-in-law, who passed away 20 years ago, left 100 hand pieced blocks named Pontiac Star. I found them in a box with the magazine pattern/directions, her plan for layout and the plastic templates she made and used. I challenged myself to learn to hand piece and finished the additional 32 blocks needed to complete the quilt as she had planned early this fall.

She was a master quilter and hand quilted most of her work with the tiniest stitches imaginable. So to honor her intention, I next my next challenge was to learn to hand quilt and complete the quilt as she would have. My stitches are not as tiny as hers would have been but they are within the acceptable range and yes, I got much better as I progressed. I finished adding the label on Friday night and gifted it to her youngest son and his bride yesterday. He was about 15 when she passed away and did not have "grown up" quilt from her. Now he and his new wife have a quilt from both his mother and from me, his Auntie Linda.

what a wonderful gift. Your story is perfect.

ckcowl 02-18-2020 05:09 AM

I managed to finish my first February ufo over the weekend, I cannot share a picture of it yet- it was a test pattern for a magazine designer, I can share until it is published but it’s done and I’m working on another ufo- which I set aside to get the test pattern done in time for the deadline. I hope I can keep up the momentum .

retiredteacher09 02-18-2020 05:18 PM

Ckcowl: Congratulations on finishing the UFO. How exciting to be a pattern tester.

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