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Finished this quilt. Only took 13 years.

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Maybe SIP helped get it finished. We're not traveling like we might have been. I've been very busy gardening at home and at the church building. That's gotten under control so I turned my attention to hand work projects. Earlier this year I became determined to finish a quilt I began in 2007. I know it was 2007 because I have a photo from our stay at Ocean Pointe when I took the fabric and my sewing machine.

My DD was in college and I wanted to make her a flannel quilt to replace one that was well loved and rotting away. I know I made her another quilt that was backed with flannel. This quilt was ticking boxes for my love of a basket pattern and hand appliqué. With our youngest in college we were traveling more. Then we bought a condo in Chicago as a second home. Time sewing slowed and the partially made quilt was laid aside. While I made other quilts this one was in the perpetual "things to do" pile.

So here's the picture from OP when I began and earlier today when I was putting in the final stitches.
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Congrats! I barely appreciate such things, but my DW says, "Beautiful Quilt!" Good for you!

Jim
 

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It’s beautifu! I can't imagine doing something so intricate.
 

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Congrats on a beautiful job!


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Beautiful! That's a lot of work right there! I love quilts!
 

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Your quilt is bound to become a family heirloom. It feels good to complete a long time UFO, doesn't it?

I have dragged a paper-pieced Hexie quilt-in-the-making to various timeshares for 10 years. I would really like to get that one finished. I will take inspiration from you. Thanks for posting.
 

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What a great story and a beautiful quilt!

Your TUG name really is perfect. My sister-in-law is always working on a quilt or two, but I don't think she has ever brought her sewing machine on a beach vacation! That's some dedication! I love that photo of you working at your makeshift sewing table, overlooking the ocean. You're crazy! ;):LOL:
 

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Beautiful! I make quilts occasionally, but not as intricate as that.
 

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Once owned these: FirstFairway@Walden X 2; Lawai Beach; ManhattanClub; PuebloBonitoRose; 4 South Africa--now timeshare-free
That's just beautiful! Congratuions!
 

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Beautiful job! Well done. The key is you finish the task.
 

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Maybe SIP helped get it finished. We're not traveling like we might have been. I've been very busy gardening at home and at the church building. That's gotten under control so I turned my attention to hand work projects. Earlier this year I became determined to finish a quilt I began in 2007. I know it was 2007 because I have a photo from our stay at Ocean Pointe when I took the fabric and my sewing machine.

My DD was in college and I wanted to make her a flannel quilt to replace one that was well loved and rotting away. I know I made her another quilt that was backed with flannel. This quilt was ticking boxes for my love of a basket pattern and hand appliqué. With our youngest in college we were traveling more. Then we bought a condo in Chicago as a second home. Time sewing slowed and the partially made quilt was laid aside. While I made other quilts this one was in the perpetual "things to do" pile.

So here's the picture from OP when I began and earlier today when I was putting in the final stitches.View attachment 22578View attachment 22579View attachment 22580
I love the colors and pattern. It's so pretty. I have a friend who quilts glasses cases and handbags. I've been a lucky recipient and get so many comments.
 

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Everyone has been so kind. Thank you for letting me share.

faith, if you look at the last page of the quarantine and pets thread you’ll see there’s no shortage of cat fur already on the quilt. Probably even dog fur since I had it at DD’s in April.
 

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I am not a quilter, but come from a long line of award-winning quilters. My quilts--most hand-quilted by my grandmother (at something like 15-19 stitches an inch)--are some of my most prized possessions.

I recognize the achievement here. Good for you!
 

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What a great story and a beautiful quilt!

Your TUG name really is perfect. My sister-in-law is always working on a quilt or two, but I don't think she has ever brought her sewing machine on a beach vacation! That's some dedication! I love that photo of you working at your makeshift sewing table, overlooking the ocean. You're crazy! ;):LOL:
I don't quilt, but I do sew. In Feb, I took my sewing machine and cranked fleece jackets. It's great to have ocean backdrop. My progress was helped by cold rainy weather on the actual beach.
 

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And the top quality shirt from pic one seems to have made it well to pic 2.

Good job on All of these accomplishments!
Hahaha.....Same style neckline. I think that shirt may have recently made its way to Salvation Army. It was still in good shape but I was bored with it.

The checked pants, however, are still in the closet. I have to alter them because I’ve lost weight. They are a favorite.
 

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Good for you!! I'm impressed. Maybe you'll be my inspiration;)

I started a Bargello quilt in 1997. I cut all of the strips when I started it. Then because of it's size it became difficult for me to work on in my old house. Then life happened...got divorced...met someone...moved in together (now we're up to 2006) his house was bigger so after I settled in I started working on it again. Then I got two kittens with one who insisted on "helping me" by pulling all my pins. Not fun to find pins in the carpet by stepping on them. Then we sold that house, moved back into my too small house, with even more stuff. Built a new house with a room for me to spread out my sewing stuff(2014). I haven't quite gotten the Bargello out yet. It's there, but I haven't picked it back up. Now I am making masks like crazy. some day I'll start on it again... :ROFLMAO: BTW the "helper cat" still helps. Last night I was trying to cut mask material and he was in my face, on my workspace etc. Soooo helpful.
 
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