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First project finished! [Mar. 18th, 2007|11:07 am]
Zoethe
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I finally finished the first project of my renewed quilting career, an Amish-inspired wallhanging that I began almost 18 years ago when living in Fairbanks. I made the top then and quilted the middle portion of it, then could not find a border pattern I liked. Then I got away from quilting for a long time. When I picked it up again, finishing this piece seemed like a good place to start, and in a moment of serendipity I happened across the perfect border pattern in a local quiltshop. This morning I finished the binding. Here's a picture of the whole quilt and a bit of detail on the border.
(Crossposted to my journal and a couple communities)
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[User Picture]From: lyssabard
2007-03-18 03:17 pm (UTC)
That is WONDERFUL!
Rock on, Gini!

Lys - who lusts for your quilts. Lusts.


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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-18 03:23 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks.
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[User Picture]From: vrax
2007-03-18 03:21 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's a nice floral detail on the edge, great work.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-18 03:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: heathrow
2007-03-18 03:25 pm (UTC)
How beautiful!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-18 03:29 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you!
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[User Picture]From: mycorethoughts
2007-03-18 03:34 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's beautiful!

I'm going to have to finish my knitting stuff.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-18 03:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks - and you should! I need to drag up the next hand-work project. They are handy to have when you're watching a movie.
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[User Picture]From: finding_helena
2007-03-18 03:46 pm (UTC)
That is so gorgeous! I love those colors.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-18 03:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-18 03:53 pm (UTC)
I've made many, but years ago. It's very satisfying to get back to it.
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From: lovemedo87
2007-03-18 04:06 pm (UTC)
wow! that's really really nice. awesome, good job =)

~angela~
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[User Picture]From: scyllacat
2007-03-18 04:28 pm (UTC)
I second the motion. That's pretty incredible. Did you do this with a machine? Do you have a quilting frame? I've always liked quilts and I'm good with hand work, but the space required has always stopped me.
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[User Picture]From: dakiwiboid
2007-03-18 04:24 pm (UTC)

How neat!

I like your color choices and bow to your artistic sensibilities and hard work!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-18 06:25 pm (UTC)

Re: How neat!

Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: wolflady26
2007-03-18 04:39 pm (UTC)
Wow, what gorgeous, vivid colors. Great job!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-18 06:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: eh_notsomuch
2007-03-18 04:46 pm (UTC)
It's PINK!!! I likey!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-18 06:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-18 06:36 pm (UTC)
I'm happy that the picture came out well enough to show the stitching! And thanks!
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2007-03-18 05:12 pm (UTC)
Great colors! Hats off to you for finishing! I lose enthusiasm for a project, and then come to hate it if it hangs around too long. More than one article of clothing has finally been sewn and then given away because I was sick of looking at it. (High 'guilt' factor, for taking so long)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-18 06:38 pm (UTC)
Whereas I can't imagine giving this away, it's been part of my life for so long!
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[User Picture]From: kibbles
2007-03-18 05:45 pm (UTC)
SO JEALOUS. It's gorgeous!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-18 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: mommeeof9
2007-03-18 05:56 pm (UTC)
soldiergrrrl would love it. She is into pink.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-18 06:41 pm (UTC)
It's a bit more fuschia than the photo makes out.
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From: ex_leopardp
2007-03-18 05:56 pm (UTC)
Nice! I have a friend on my LJ who's a quilting goddess. You should talk to her. cmerun12
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-18 06:44 pm (UTC)
Her entries are mostly friendslocked.
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