Saturday, October 29, 2011

Two years later…..

Finally after 2 years I have the backing sewn on my Maggie quilt! Oh my gosh, I didn’t think I would ever get it done! There are so many other projects I have wanted to start on but I have been true to my word that I would not begin ANYTHING new until I got this quilt finished! There is one minor little detail yet, I have got to figure out how I am going to hang it. Anyone have a favorite way of doing that? Hope it doesn’t take me another 2 years to get that done!!

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Mindy

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful~
    Thought~ make a big crane & hang it from it?No matter how you hang it~ it will be perfect!!
    smiles
    Teresa

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  2. Oh my gosh, it is just exquisite! I love her patterns, one of these days... How about a pocket of loops on the back with a big long stick and twine or rusty wire? Great job, Dawn

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  3. So wonderful Mindy, you did an awesome job!

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  4. WOW! FANTASTIC! Congratulations! You should be so proud :) Two years later and I still haven't started lol! I'm thinking after the first of the year to make it my personal block of the month... But first I need to finish my B&B bedcover. So many projects and so little time!
    Blessings, Patti

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  5. Yahooo!! Your quilt provided the inspiration for me to finish mine!! I put a sleeve on the top and put a curtain rod through the top. I love your quilt!! I just put a picture of mine in Amy's Quilt Festival. Congratulations...it's a huge job but SEW worth it!
    P

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  6. Oh Mindy I'm in awe - you have made an absolutely wonderful job of the quilt! It will look fantastic anywhere!
    Best wishes
    Christine

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  7. Mindy, wow!! Your quilt it stunning!! Such a beautiful job you did!! Congratulations!! I love Maggie B's designs, you really did her proud!! I would love to make one too....someday..it's on my "list". :)
    Primitive Blessings, Mona

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  8. Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous!It will be the focal point wherever you hang it.

    Katherine

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  9. Absolutely primtastic! You should be so proud of yourself. It is on my 'todo' list...
    Shazy

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  10. wow!!! it is spectacular..glad you stuck with it and got it done..it is wonderful..where are you going to hang it?

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  11. Yay Mindy! I admire your sticktoitiveness! And your finished quilt is totally awesome! As far as hanging it - I went to a little quilt lecture last night and they were taking about using a strip of 2" velcro that ran the full length across the top of the quilt. The soft side is machine stitched to a piece of muslin (or wool or whatever) and then the muslin was attached by hand to the back of the quilt. Then, you staple the hook side of the velcro to a long thin board and nail it to the wall. Then just stick the quilt to the board and it gives support to the entire thing which might be good, cuz I imagine this quilt is kinda heavy being made of wool

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  12. Absolutely, positively, a GORGEOUS piece of work! Just stunning - what a treasured heirloom that is and always will be. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  13. The quilt is lovely. You should be very proud. Sorry I can't help you with a hanging sleeve but I am sure if you google it you will find a tutorial.

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  14. Cheri back to larkriseOctober 29, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Mindy just beautiful!

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  15. Your quilt is beautiful Mindy. Not sure really how to hang it, it might stretch it anyway.

    Felicia

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  16. Wow! That is just amazing, I love her patterns. You did a fantastic job! Great that you saw it through. I think some of the ideas above are great, esp. with the sleeve/velcro one. That would take the stress off from the weight of it. Let us all see what & how you hang it! Congratulations!

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  17. It is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job, can't wait to see you displaying it in your home. ~Ann

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  18. Your quilt is stunning. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. They are alot of work but look at the end result. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  19. Wow, wow, WOW! That is absolutely stunning. You're such an inspiration. I'd be very intimidated to do such a large piece, but the colors are so wonderful and you did a great job. I'm glad you're going to hang it up and I hope it will be somewhere where it can be seen and appreciated! ~Roberta

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  20. Congrats!!! That quilt is amazing. Such wonderful colors and pictures. Good luck on getting it hung. -Steph-

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  21. Congrads on your finish! i am so proud that you stuck to your guns & finished -- i'm only on block three myself! boo-hoo for me... BUT i love yours!! hopefully i'll get mine done too.

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  22. wow...i love it...this is the one i am dreaming of doing...but i am afraid to tackle...you are very very talented....congrats on finishing up this quilt...i love love love it...

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  23. Oh my word!!! That is beautiful!!!!

    I use two pieces of wood with knobs that turn to hold my quilts.

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  24. I am so inspired by your quilt. I need to start mine! It is beautiful.

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  25. It is beautiful. You must feel great!

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  27. Hello Mindy,

    I love your quilt! I hung a curtain rod on the wall for my big quilts. At first I was sewing sleeves on the back but now I've bought those rings with clips that slip on the rod. Now I can change quilts by clipping them to the rod. You may want two sets of rings to hold your heavy quilt.

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  28. It is beautiful and I love the colors. I am a primitive rug hooker and have several large rugs hanging. Since this is wool I am assuming it is heavy. To hang rugs I use a piece of that wood carpet tack strip (the stuff carpet layers put on the floor and tack the carpet to). It is great! Already has the nails to hammer in your wall and then the tacks are at an angle so the piece hangs nice and straight in place. Easy to change out if you want to do that. Go to your carpet store, you can buy the strips for very little $$. Take joy.

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  29. Wow!!!! Congratulations. The quilt is gorgeous.

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  30. So fun to see your picture of Settler's Pride. It's rare for us to see the finished quilt! Looks beautiful!

    Thank you ~ Tonja ~ Blackberry Primitives

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