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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

TOPIC: Month 12

Re: Month 12 03 Dec 2013 05:49 #113028

Wow! Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. As for where it will live - for now it is folded up away from the dog, cat, two teenagers and a DH who keeps walking mucky boots into the house. :roll: At the moment it measures about 94" X 94" because I added the red sashing strip and made the borders 10 1/2" so it's almost big enough for our Kingsize bed. I could add another red border but I am not sure I want to because I like all the air in the border. My biggest worry is how to quilt it without ruining it. I don't feel ready for it yet so I will probably just fold it up and put it away in a bag until I feel equal to it.
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Re: Month 12 03 Dec 2013 02:40 #113026

  • Zarah
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Ditto to what all the others said, Rita. It's an amazing quilt. You must be so proud.

living in Central Denmark
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Re: Month 12 02 Dec 2013 22:28 #113024

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Rita, What a lovely, lovely quilt. It's inspiration to do things a bit differently. Nice work!
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Re: Month 12 02 Dec 2013 20:37 #113023

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Barb, I'm so glad your husband is in remission.
Rita--- I'm speechless. Not enough glowing adjectives or exclamation points on my iPhone.
Sure looks like Master Class work to me. Gorgeous!!

in 'Yes, I Know the Way to San Jose...', California, USA
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Re: Month 12 02 Dec 2013 20:10 #113022

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Rita, my eyes just got big and my jaw dropped to the floor when I saw your gorgeous quilt. Looks like you have circles down to perfection!. Really lovely. I'm sure your quilting when show off your workmanship even more. :D
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Re: Month 12 02 Dec 2013 19:01 #113020

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Rita! WOW the quilt is stunning and reminds me of those rich folk textiles from eastern Europe or Scandinavia. Now I'd like to know if you are going to hang it or place it on a bed?
cheers
Jeanine in Nova Scotia, Canada
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Re: Month 12 02 Dec 2013 18:59 #113019

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Oh yeah! We really do need a "like" button on this forum! LOL!!

Rita it is gorgeous!


It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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Re: Month 12 02 Dec 2013 18:35 #113017

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OMG, Rita! Your quilt just took my breath away! How gorgeous!!

Nancy
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Re: Month 12 02 Dec 2013 17:05 #113016

:lol: :lol: :lol: Thanks! Great new profile photo Carole. :D
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Re: Month 12 02 Dec 2013 16:58 #113015

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Looking fabulous there Rita :D :D

ans so is the quilt... :wink:


Embroideress Extrordinaire & Mad Hatter
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Re: Month 12 02 Dec 2013 15:41 #113014

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That's fantastic, Rita! Love it!!
Retired and loving it,
in the foothills of northwest Georgia, USA

Sewing on a Bernina 440QE (BSR and embroidery module) and an Elna Quilter's Dream
http://home.windstream.net/caroledoyle/

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Re: Month 12 02 Dec 2013 15:35 #113013

Rita! Your quilt is absolutely beautiful, congratulations!

As for the binding, I was surprised to read that it is single fold, and on the straight of grain (actually, I think it is on the WOF?), and 1/2 inch... I think the 1/2 inch is preferable with the decorative stitches? Should we chose to do it on the bias, then we might consider making the decorative stitches on the Straight of grain, and when cut at an angle, the decorative stitches would be at an angle. Just need to make sure that when we join 2 strips (at an angle), that the distance between the 2 lines are consistent. (Do I make any sense?) Anyway, it needs experimenting....

Still working on mine!

Andrée
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Re: Month 12 02 Dec 2013 13:06 #113012

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. :D
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Re: Month 12 02 Dec 2013 12:30 #113011

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Rita, I love your quilt, it is just amazing. My husband said WAW when I showed it to him. Great work, and you really made it your own.
Margarita
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