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Earlier this summer, before I left the state to care for my mother after her heart attack and subsequent heart surgery, I had this quilt given to me to quilt. The young lady's grandma had made it for her, and she had it stored in her closet for a few years until she met me.  She didn't really care what was done with it because she didn't think it was much of anything.  I think she was wrong!  It has, I admit, been a real pita to quilt due to the borders being much tighter than the blocks in the interior which caused some major c-d-dd-ddd cup stuff going on. :o  :wacko:    Luckily, she was in no hurry and understood I wasn't going to be able to get right to it.  I returned home this past weekend, and finally got it finished (measures 116"x106").  Not my best work, but I'm still having some shoulder weakness since my surgery in May.  But I think it's awful pretty and I hope she's really happy.  :)  Glide and Monopoly on top, Isacord in a dusty lavender for the back.   Thanks for looking!

 

Before working in all the fullness in the center

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After quilting finished before binding

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2009 Freedom, and a 1989 Ulti I w/Intellistitch

 

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Nicely done!  What did you use for the outer border?  Looks like a variation on Baptist fans.  Very nice.


Beth Durand

Elizabeth Originals Custom Quilting

www.eocquilting.com

beth@eocquilting.com

2006 APQS Millenium

Authorized APQS Dealer

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Great job with all that fullness! I think that is a very pretty scrap quilt, your quilting definitely enhances the pattern!!:)


Cathy Hamilton - M&M'ed 2008 Millennium - Part-time Quilter, Full-time Lover of Quilts

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What a lot of work - it turned out fantastic!!  Everything is nice and neat and straight - you'd never know there was any extra fullness.  :)  I'm sure the lady you quilted it for is going to be thrilled!  :)


Valerie Smith

Pumpkin Patch Quilter

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Pantograph Co-Designer for Urban Elementz

https://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/category/quilting-designs-by-designer/valerie-smith/

 

**As of March 2015 I will be Quilting on a 2000 APQS Certified Used Millennium!**

Quilting from January 2013 to February 2015 on a non-stitch regulated 1999 Ultimate 1

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I wouldn't have thought it was the same quilt.  You worked some magic here and I'm sure your customer is going to be THRILLED!


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Serendipity: The discovery of something wonderful quite by accident while looking for something quite different.

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Do have the Kleenex ready for when the customer picks up the quilt.  You've done a lovely job of giving this customer a beautiful reminder of her grandmother.

 

Lynn


Lynn Founatin

Fountain Fiber Arts, LLC

fountainfiber@bellsouth.net

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Wow!  I want to hear about her jaw dropping reaction when she picks this one up.  It didn't look like much of a quilt in the picture on the frame, but boy, the one of it all done and seeing the full quilt is a remarkable change.  I really like the finished product.


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Thank you all so much for the sweet comments!! I would start "liking" all your comments but I'd run out right away :)  This is one quilt I'm glad to have done (well, I'm binding it right now) and to see her face when she does see it.  Again, thanks you all!  Oh, the border is one I saw a picture of here on the forum that someone did, and I thought it would be a good way to not pull in the borders any more than they were. The stitching is mostly on the diagonals which didn't seem to pull it in any more than it was.  That center, though..... :)


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2009 Freedom, and a 1989 Ulti I w/Intellistitch

 

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