by gwillmann ( edited 23d ago ) 24d ago

I made 2 more quilt squares to go in a quilt to be hung at the NC Women's Hospital. The goal is to have a square representing each of the 100 counties in North Carolina. They only lack about 12 now. The squares are too big to fit in my largest hoop so each one is multiple hoopings.


I have added a poor picture of the quilt so far. The orange and yellow blocks are placeholders for the remaining county blocks. This quilt is 15 feet by 9 feet.

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by Flghtlss 22d ago

Oh this is such a great project! You're more determined than I am, that's for sure. Quilts seem daunting to me. I am from NC too. Johnston county here. What part are you from?

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gwillmann by gwillmann 22d ago

I'm originally from Surry but now live in Alamance. There are lots of quilt guilds in the Raleigh area and members are always willing to help. Thanks for commenting.

Flghtlss by Flghtlss 21d ago

I have a ton of ITH quilt designs and one day I'm actually going to break them out and give them a go. Now that I have a larger hoop it won't be as big of a task. I could never seem to get my sashing and cornerstones to line up properly. Very frustratin

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by sonjapotgieter 23d ago

Fantastic job well done!!Awesome designs and Stunning!!

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gwillmann by gwillmann 23d ago

Thank you

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by parkermom 23d ago

That's a beautiful project, and your squares are fantastic. Such a great idea for the hospital.

I've never done a multi-hoop work, so my hat is off to you!

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gwillmann by gwillmann 23d ago

Thank you

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by noah 23d ago

Wowwwwwwwwwwww i hate longgggggggg projects my hat is of to you well done***hugs

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gwillmann by gwillmann 23d ago

It's not my project, thank goodness. I found out about it and just wanted to help out. I've contributed 4 blocks now, I'm done.

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by pennifold 23d ago

I can't believe this has taken 16 years to finish if it was started in 2001! That is a lot of work and at 15 feet long - it will look fantastic on a long wall. Can't wait to see the whole quilt finished. Love Chris

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gwillmann by gwillmann 23d ago

Me too.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 23d ago

15 years in the making. Hopefully it will get done soon. Your contributions look fantastic.

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gwillmann by gwillmann 23d ago

Thank you

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by dragonflyer 23d ago

What a wonderful project!

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gwillmann by gwillmann 23d ago

Thanks

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by kustomkuddle 23d ago

It is a gorgeous quilt. Quite an undertaking. Lovely blocks too.

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gwillmann by gwillmann 23d ago

Thanks

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by pennyhal2 23d ago

What a fantastic project! Your counties are wonderful. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished project!

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gwillmann by gwillmann 23d ago

Thanks

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by cfidl 23d ago

Wow they are fantastic! How did you multi-hoop the first one?

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gwillmann by gwillmann 23d ago

Thanks. The center circle is 8x8 and I embroidered that first, that's over 40,000 stitches. Next, I did the stipple quilting on the left then the right. Lots of fun matching up the stippling! If you find the join lines, please don't point them out.

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by missqueenbee47 23d ago

Will this quilt be shown ( perhaps in the newspaper) ? Would love to see it completely. I am from NC too. This is a wonderful project.

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gwillmann by gwillmann 23d ago

I hope so, it is really pretty.

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by basketkase 23d ago

Fantastic project for the hospital........great job....

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gwillmann by gwillmann 23d ago

Thank you

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by 02kar Moderator 24d ago

Kudos to you to add to a worthy project. I love your blocks. I hope you'll post a picture when the quilt is finished.

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gwillmann by gwillmann 23d ago

Thanks, I'm enjoying helping out. They've been trying to complete this quilt since 2001.

missqueenbee47 by missqueenbee47 23d ago

The Home Extensions in each county would probably help. We have some great quilters in Cabarrus County that were members of the H.E.

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