Love Entwined: 1790 Marriage Coverlet

Love Entwined: 1790 Marriage Coverlet is a historic, heritage applique quilt made in remembrance and legacy of an original coverlet of no name, referred to only as a 'fine marriage coverlet' by Averil Colby in her publication printed in 1958. I created this homage to the original because I knew that this quilt needed to be remembered, acknowledged and recognized by all quilters everywhere as a work of magnificent ingenuity without peer or equal in its era. I talk about these points in greater detail in the blog post archive listed below.

If you are making this quilt, or have made it, please add a linky of your work as well as any Love Entwined related posts to the archive below for other quilters to explore in the future. This linky has been left open for this purpose. My aim in releasing this pattern was to revive interest in it, and I encourage you to make it, share your love for it and /or use elements and motifs of its design (acknowledging the source) in your blocks, projects and quilts if you are not making the actual quilt itself. 
  • Love Entwined: 1790 Marriage Coverlet was released over 18 months as a free BOM. It finished on October 15th, 2014. It is no longer available for free. It will not be re-released.
This is my Love Entwined quilt progress so far...
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193 comments:

  1. Thank you, Esther for thinking of this. It will be so helpful. I look forward to your tutorials also as there are so many elements in this quilt, I'm sure they'll come in handy.

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  2. I just know it will be so useful for so many quilters now and down the line; and isn't it always inspiring to see how everyone else works their own techniques?

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  3. Yes I am totallt in love with this quilt,
    http://klarameijer2.blogspot.nl/ is my quiltblog and I live in the Netherlands
    Klara Meijer

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  4. Hello from Minnesota, USA. I am so happy to be making this fabulous appliqué quilt and learning so much from others taking this journey! Thanks Esther!!!
    Beth Karese

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  5. I am following very closely. Thank you for your generosity at providing these instructions. Also the other members who are so helpful sharing their ideas and techniques. I am in Virginia in USA. I hope to someday be able to make it but will have to be in the future. I do not have a blog. Rebecca

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  6. I have started this quilt, and am overwhelmed with your generosity. The links page is fabulous, especially as I am primarily a piecer, and a slow appliquer, although not a beginner, at least advanced beginner, possibly intermediate, and expect this to take me at least 2 years. I do have a blog, and live in California, USA. Connie

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  7. I'm Angie in Riverside, CA, USA. I've already learned so much about applique in part 1 & 2.
    Angie in SoCal

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  8. I'm Mayleen in southcentral Kansas, USA. I'm working on both LE and Phebe at one time. I've learned so much from reading Esther's directions, the tutorials and blogs!

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  9. I'm mostly a researcher
    I'm following your quilt in Northern Nova Scotia Canada I'm Diana F. I've learned so much from reading Esther's directions, the tutorials and blogs! I'm intrigued with the L. E. Quilt.

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  10. I have been quilting for 33 years and have finally found the challenge I have been looking for.
    Deborah Hill-Russell
    Fredericksburg, TX USA

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  11. I'm Sherry in Ooltewah, Tennessee and I'm having a wonderful time working on this beautiful quilt. Thank you Esther, so much for this spectacular project.

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  12. Rhoda Forbes, from Dawson Creek, BC, Canada. And I am making this fantastic quilt.

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  13. Helen Anne in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Plan to be Using the scrap bins as much as possible.

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  14. Jeanne in Saginaw, Michigan. I have made the compass, but am now following closely. The daily photos are awesome.

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  15. Hi Esther, I'm making the lovely coverlet here in Woodside California.

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  16. Marie from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I'm gathering my fabrics and getting ready to start. I love seeing everyone's progress and the tips are invaluable. Thank you for providing us the opportunity to make this beautiful quilt

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  17. Charlotte in Raleigh ,North Carolina,USA. I will be making the center square, and if that goes well, the whole coverlet. I hope we find the original!

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  18. Gail from Illinois USA. I am making this quilt and loving it so far!

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  19. Hi I am Charlotte from Kentucky USA. I am a quilt piecer and have never applique. I just had to try this. All the tips and photos are wonderful.
    Charlotte in KY

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  20. I'm in Brisbane Australia. I'm watching Love Entwined but waiting for the Rose Cherry & Lily block of the monthbefore I actually start stitching.

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  21. Michele M from Edgewood, Maryland, USA. I am totally enjoying seeing everyone's progress, while making my own on this beautiful quilt. :)

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  22. I am Jane from Wales UK. My LE will be scrappy in 17/18thC reproduction fabrics, in the colours blue, red, pink and cream/brown/black.

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  23. Hi, I'm Marion Berkhout from Alkmaar, The Netherlands.

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  24. Hello Esther
    I make this BOM. I love to applicate. Thank you for sharing this pattern.
    Best regards
    Elly L. from Amsterdam the Netherlands

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  25. Hi Esther,
    I am from Charters Towers in North Queensland - Australia. I am very honoured to be making the LE Marriage Coverlet that you have with so much work and talent made available to us as a free BOM. I have already made 3 full size quilts of your design and some wall hangings - I love how precise your patterns are and how easy they are to follow. Thank you again for your generosity.

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  26. Hi Esther, I live in south Oxfordshire in England and am really enjoying making this lovely quilt, using a lot of scrappy reproduction fabrics. Thank you so much for all your hard work. Celia

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  27. Hello Love Entwiners, my name is Ineke I live in Tilburg in the south of the Netherlands, love making applique quilts, mainly use bright fabrics, I am real Kaffe Fassett lover.
    Ineke (marcelineke)

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  28. Hi Esther
    Thanks for all your hard work and time.
    Love your quilts and I am just a lurker. I read all the comments to learn more from everyone.
    Ilse Bartlett from Longford in Victoria in Australia

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  29. My name is Carol and I live in Mildura, Victoria. I am following 'Love Entwined' and hope to start shortly. I am learning alot from reading all the comments. Thanks Esther for all your hard work. You are a very generous soul!

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  30. What an amazingly generous BOM, Esther, thank you! I'm Plum Cox and I live in Twickenham, UK.
    I may not stay the whole course - I'm wondering where I could display such a large piece, but I'm enjoying the ride so far!

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  31. Miriam from Melbourne, Australia.
    I am following with great interest.
    Thank you Esther!!

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  32. Anne Marieke, Netherlands.

    My Love Entwined is in progress.

    Thank you so much, Esther, for this wonderful project.

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  33. Elma in Lochwinnoch a small village near Glasgow, Scotland
    I am a new starter to the BOM and loving it! I have the centre compass completed and I will get the background fabric purchased the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England when I am there at the weekend!I am making the small circles in the meantime.

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  34. It is a gorgeous pattern, I am saving it up for the moment because I have a bad elbow and i can't do anything with it.
    I live in the netherlands.
    Greetz Anneke

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  35. I'm trying my hand on this one!! Thank you for the lovely patterns!!
    I am in Dayton Texas USA

    Jennifer Thornton

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  36. Hi Esther. Thank you so much for this amazing pattern. It sure is a challenge, albeit a very rewarding one :-) I live in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

    Karen Theron

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  37. LE is the first applique quilt for me in a very long time, and I am enjoying every second of it.
    I am Marty from Richmond, Virginia

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  38. Hi Esther and thank you. I've finished part 1 & 2, and loving every minute of it. I'm really enjoying seeing people from all over the world partaking, and a shout out to the Dutch girls, my husband is dutch too - well Friesian actually if anyone is from Friesland. I'm from Newcastle Australia.

    Robyn Feenstra

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  39. Hi from Kerry in Melbourne, Australia.
    Thanks so much Esther, this quilt is such a gift to us all.

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  40. I am Heather, currently living in Ocala, Florida. Thank you Esther for this challenging project. I am so enjoying this journey.

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  41. Hi, this is Turtle from Florida, USA. This week I can't do much appliquéing as I am painting my kitchen before my new counters are installed. By Saturday I will again be going full force, as fast as any turtle can go. I am still appliquéing down the 6 petal flowers. Thanks again Esther for all you work on this beautiful quilt.
    Hugs Turtle

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  42. Hi , I am Susan from Maine, USA. This quilt is amazing and my thought is to learn the applique techniques and make the center portion to display on a wall. Thank you for sharing your artistry!

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  43. Bunny Wood, Burlington Ontario Canada
    thank you for the opportunity to be on this Love Entwined Journey with you and many all over the world.
    Hugs

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  44. Loving this quilt and all the stories that go with it. Terje G from Colorado

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  45. Hi Miss Esther, I am Judy from Omaha, Nebraska. I love history especially connected to quilts. I really want to see this quilt come to life to be enjoyed by the next generations. It is exciting that the original could really be out there somewhere & it is being looked for now. I also like being part of a internet quilting bee that you have started from your blog. Thanks for all the fun and the gorgeous patterns to work on in applique.

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  46. I may make this quilt someday. I am working on Sarah's revival at this time. So for now, just collecting the patterns.
    I am in NC, USA.

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  47. I want to make this one but am waiting a bit before I dive in--thank you for all the work you have performed on this project!

    Happy quilting,
    Shari in North Little Rock, Arkansas

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  48. Hi I'm Carmen from Cape Cod,MA. Im working on the center block and plan on making the whole quilt. I love seeing everyones choices of color and style.

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  49. I have been a member of this group for several years. Yes, I will be making LE.
    Judy In Fort Smith, AR

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  50. Sherri D. here from Arkansas, USA

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  51. Hello dear Esther, I am making Love Entwined and want to thank you for your generosity. I am Judy, currently living in Melbourne, Australia but I am a Virginia, USA girl. I moved to Australia from London England...so a big hello to all my quilting friends worldwide. Sharing like this is why I quilt.

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  52. I'm Laura from Valparaiso, Indiana, USA. I enjoy working on LE, even though I'm amazed at the size of the applique. Thank you so much Esther for your generosity and the tremendous amount of time you've spent so far on LE. You are fabulous!

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  53. I am making your wonderful quilt from Madison, Alabama. Just finished the triangles and on to the small flowers.

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  54. This BOM came along at the perfect time -- thank you!!!
    Rhonda (Wisconsin)

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  55. I plan to start LE in the autumn. I am looking forward to a challenging project.

    Judith Scott in Berkshire UK

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  56. I love a challenge and this quilt looked challenging! I have been quilting for 20+ years and love applique - I thought this would be a good fit for me even if it takes over 2 years to make because I always work on more than one thing at a time. I will be using Japanese Taupe's which is different for me -Karen from near Russellville, Arkansas

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  57. I'm Judy L. from Freeland, Pa. Following but not making. I hope your next project will be in my comfort zone. I am learning so much from all the members posts. Thank you all!

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  58. I'm Kathy from Vermont. I'm still gathering fabric and courage and I plan to make the center as a wall hanging. I love all the hints and tips, thanks to everyone.

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  59. I'm hooked on this quilt although I've only managed to piece the compass so far. I'm in Houston, TX and know at least two other members of the local Applique Society are also making it.

    Nancie Roach

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  60. Along with Sherry Meyer, a good friend also making LE, I'm from Ooltewah, Tennessee. LE is a challenging yet enjoyable project.

    Mary Saxon
    Ooltewah, Tennessee
    USA

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  61. I have not started yet, but look forward to the day I do. Thank you so much for offering this BOM and for all of the members who share there vast knowledge.
    Mary Nordeng
    Rose Creek, Minnesota
    USA

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  62. Again thank you Esther for giving us the drawings of this wonderful quilt. I will try to sew the best thank you for your generosity without disturbing you! I'll post my work soon, I'm a bit late I gave a bad pair of scissors in my background fabric and I had to go far to buy a new fabric.
       . My grandchildren call me Mamifleur but I'm Evelyn and I live in a small island in the west of France. My blog is " Embruns et Petits Points " at the moment I
    do not write much because I sew!! I look at the work of each and everyone involved with happiness! I hope google translate well have transmitted the essence of my message because my English is bad. I send you all my friendship of France.

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  63. I'm Barbara on the Central Coast, California. I'm making this quilt (LE) and am trying to keep up after a late start. Thanks so much, Esther, for your great design and coordinating this project.

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  64. I am Jeannie Hunt from Covington, Washington USA.

    I am making LE in 19380-1860 reproduction fabric. I look forward to using many different applique techniques in this project.

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  65. I have not started my LE yet, (still healing a bit from 2nd new knee) however I look forward to attempting to make this beautiful creation. I read and enjoy all the helpful tips that you and others have provided. thank you for the time and effort you have put into this for so many.

    Donnely
    Lancaster, Ohio

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  66. I'm in Kansas and I've finished Part 1 and heading for Part 2 of LE

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  67. I am Margaret from Connecticut (New England, USA).

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  68. I am enjoying making this wonderful quilt too. Thanks Esther for sharing this beauty with us.

    Janice in Mesa, AZ USA
    Atelier2100.blogspot.com

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  69. hi Esther, I am Kirsten from Sydney, Australia. Am enjoying the stitching! Cheerio, Kirsten :)

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  70. Joan from Darlington, SC here. I'll be starting my compass today. It will be batiks on black. Thank you Esther for giving us this lovely and challenging project.

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  71. Hello. I am BettyJo from Kentucky, USA. I am a beginner in applique, but rapidly learning from all the wonderful quilters in this group. Thank you Esther for including us in this wonderful BOM.

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  72. Hallo Esther I am Ineke from Soesterberg, Holland I like the coverlet very much
    and I enjoy working on it!
    groet Ineke

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  73. Hi Esther Thanks for your beautiful Quilt pattern to share with us.You are so very generous and helpful LOVE this pattern and group so helpful.I am just starting.I live in Warsaw, Indiana, USA Debbie Kelly
    http://somewhereinstitches.blogspot.com

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  74. I am "collecting" the pattern for now but I must say that while I'm not sure I am up to this, reading how everybody is doing it makes me want to attempt it earlier than I thought. I live in DeKalb IL and I love to do stitching in the evenings. I have a feeling that I will be starting this in a month or so.

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  75. Hi Esther, I'm HelenMarie from TN (Tennessee USA)... actually, I'm from New York, but just happen to live here in TN for my husbands job. I haven't actually started LE yet, I've gotten some floral fabrics similar to those you posted in the beginning, and I think I know what I want to do with the compass... I just haven't had time to start just yet.
    hm in tn

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  76. Happy to say I am working a way on LE. Barb in Little Rock. Will not post just read. Thanks for all your hard work. Been following you for years. Bats in Arkansas.

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  77. A big hello to all from Indio, Ca

    I am collecting everything re this coverlet so that I can make it when I finish a few other BOM's etc. I love all the info and pictures that have been posted. Many thanks to Esther!

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  78. I am following the patterns and comments on the yahoo site with interest. Thank you for taking the time to attempt to re-create the quilt shown in Averil Colby's book(s).

    With eager anticipation, I await the time when the present owner of the 1790s coverlet can be asked for a color photo so that we can all see what the original quilt looked like.

    Patricia Cummings, Concord, NH

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  79. Esther thank you very much for this beautiful adventure.
    My name is Riet Philippen,I live in Maastricht Netherlands.In the past already did some applique but never an entire quilt.With all the help in the group I am slowly proceeding.I love it very very much.
    I have no blog.I am not a good writer,my english is very poor but I understand it very well.Thanks again.
    Riet Philippen,
    Maastricht,The Netherlands

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  80. I have started Love Entwined and I'm waiting for my wash-away fusible to arrive before I start part two. Thanks Esther for sharing this with us!
    Karen Martin
    Minnesota USA

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  81. Jennifer from Austin, Texas USA. I'm trying to finish up some previous projects before I get into this one, but I will soon and get caught up. Too hot in Texas to even think about putting something else on my lap in the evening so applique will return in the fall while I watch American football.

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  82. Karen from Houston, Texas. What an incredible experience, the ultimate appliqué challenge!

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  83. I'm Judy Garling from central Ohio, USA. I have a couple other applique quilts going but will be pausing most of them (except the one for a class I'm taking and one I've only 1 block to go) and starting this. I have my fabrics (bright pastels) and have marked the center square. I stitch mostly in the evenings.

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  84. Hi everyone, I am Judy S. in Sterling Heights, MI and am determined to make at least the center block. After that, we'll see. Thanks so much Esther for sharing your amazing talent with us by giving us this pattern to do.

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  85. Rhyl here from Brisbane, Australia. Yes, I'm making this quilt, albeit slowly!

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  86. I'm Carin from the Netherlands and I'm making my LE in scrappy pink/red, green and ochre and 2 colors of blue. And .... I love working on this quilt !!!

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  87. Hi, I'm Linda 2B from Sun City, Arizona. I have my compass and layout for the center done and am starting the crown. I get so excited every time I finish a new piece. This is my first applique project and I'm learning so much. I will be one of the turtles in the group but I'll get there!
    Thank you! Esther for bringing us all together on such a wonderful adventure!

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  88. Hi Esther, I'm loving all this excitement surrounding the quilt. I'm Sue - I live in a 17th century cottage in a village called Alvescot in Oxfordshire, UK

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  89. HI Esther
    I was looking for other South Africans but at the moment it seems I am the only one from South Africa taking part. I will try my best to complete the quilt but my aim is for now just on the middle section. I am actually a machine and hand piecer and the zig zag border draw me in- so I am piecing that, not appliqueing it. Thanks for a lovely challenge and all your hard work to get it ready for us. Looking forward to the next installment although I still have a lot to do.
    Marié du Toit, Riebeek West

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  90. I am Debbie Hurt in Keller, TX (near Fort Worth) and I am having so much fun making the LE coverlet. It is very challenging and I love that I am taking on this challenge with so many wonderful ladies around the world. Thank you, Ester, for pulling all of us together in this effort.

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  91. Hi, Esther! I haven't been able to start yet but I do plan to make this quilt with you. I'm Aileen Fish and I live in Bakersfield, CA, USA. I love the historic aspect of this project.

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  92. Shirley Hobbs, from Apache Junction, Arizona, USA. I haven't started the quilt yet, but do have my fabric gathered.

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  93. Jolie (Marmaris - Turkey).... just started :-)

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  94. I live near Richmond, VA, USA. I'm not making the quilt, but am following along.

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  95. Hello my name is Rita and I live in the Netherlands.I love making this quilt

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  96. I am Sue H from Laurel, Maryland in the US. I am following along, saving the patterns and enjoying all the pictures.

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  97. Hi Esther. Thanks so much for all of your efforts. I'm excited to be starting this awesome project. My name is JoNell and I live in San Diego, CA, USA.

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  98. Definitely following this one. Have yet to decide whether or not I am going to start it anytime soon. Other projects keep nagging me saying that at least some of them should get finished first. Kathy in Sebastopol,CA

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  99. I am Donna, I live in Eagle River Alaska, just outside of Anchorage. The first time I saw a picture of the coverlet I thought WOW. The second time was when someone mentioned your blog and the BOM. Not many quilts demand that I drop everything and work on them, this is one though.

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  100. Hello from Sandy Colby Bowman in SW Coastal Oregon, USA. I've had the book by Averil Colby for a long time and loved that quilt so this is ultra great for me. I am collecting fabrics and will begin soon. The instructions are so well done as are the pictures. Thank you....

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  101. I'm Janet H from Detroit Michigan USA. Love the challenge of this quilt!

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  102. Hi I'm Jenny from Wellington New Zealand have almost finished part 1. I had been looking around for a lovely historic appliqué quilt pattern then you came up with it. I am doing mine in reproduction fabrics and should not have to buy any as I have quite a larger stash of them.

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  103. Love LOVE this quilt. I am so grateful for Esther's generosity in sharing this with us. Stella in Ottawa, Canada

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  104. Only the center, only the center.......TLC, Beavercreek Township, OH.

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  105. Hello Esther,
    I'm Saskia and live in Bunschoten-Spakenburg in the Netherlands. I'm in Love with LE and my fabrics are a mix of reproduction fabrics, and old fabrics from my town in the purple tones. Thanks for your generosity! Working on the zig-zag right now, and hope to be ready for part 3 soon.
    I have a blog called http://dutchgirlquilting.blogspot.nl/

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  106. Lynn in East Texas, USA-
    I love applique & love a challenge. LE fits the bill for both. I'm doing it in scrappy pastels. Thanks again Esther!

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  107. I'm Kathy Delaney from Kansas, USA.

    This is a most amazing project! I'm delighted to be a part

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  108. Christine in Massachusetts USA

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  109. Hi Esther, Jenny in Whangarei, New Zealand. I am so enjoying the making of this beautiful Quilt.

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  110. eu estou acompanhando pelo Blog e pelo grupo do Yahoo, porem ainda não comecei, mais tenho acompanhado todos os emails alias muitos, fico somente com o projeto original pretendo usar o método de pieces e fazer aplicações termocloadas.

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  111. I'm Ada from the netherlands

    Thanks for sharing

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  112. Hi, I'm Elaine from Canberra, Australia and am planning on starting LE in September. My son was married a few days ago so quilting took a back seat for a quite a while and I'm recovering this week then off on holidays for 2 weeks after the Canberra quilt show which starts on Thursday.

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  113. Sandra White from Toledo Ohio US

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  114. I am watching everyone's progress and hoping to start in the fall.

    I enjoy the emails and also the pics.

    I'm not very experienced in applique(I enjoy needleturn) so this will be quite a challenge for me.

    Maybe because of this group, the mystery of the whereabouts of this coverlet will be solved.

    SewingLadyDI

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  115. Hi Esther! I'm Evelyn from Akron, OH- USA. I just retired, and plan to start this wonderful BOM in September. I'll be done a couple of months later...I'm OK with that. Thanks for this great opportunity

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  116. Lynne Grange South Australia
    Have not started yet but the cogs are turning and it is going to be all wonderful scrap. Just love the quilt and the history is fascinating. Do so hope you uncover the mystery :-)
    Thankyou for creating such a joy.

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  117. Hi Esther,

    My name is Pat and I have never appliquéd but when I saw LE I became intrigued. I am now collecting all the parts as they come out, following the Yahoo group, and teaching myself to applique. I am making progress with my practicing and hope to be able to make the center portion for a wall hanging. I must say that in following LE and your blog I have found some really great blogs to follow. There are some really great looking LEs in progress!

    Pat
    pnconverse at hotmail dot com

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  118. Oops, forgot to mention that I'm in Michigan, USA.

    Pat
    pnconverse at hotmail dot com

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  119. I am Glenna in Virginia, USA and I am doing it as my first hand applique. I have always loved detailed handwork of all kinds but have never done hand applique before. I am loving it. Thank you more than I can say Esther.

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  120. I'm in Perth, Western Australia but I'm originally from NY. I'm an applique novis but I love a challenge. I've yet to begin because I can't settle on fabric selection! However I'm following everyone else with great interest.

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  121. I am following at the moment. Printing it all out and trying to get some other things finished first.

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  122. I should have added I'm in Melbourne, Aus.

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  123. Thank you, Esther. for this beautiful pattern. I am getting off to a slow start but should be able to catch up after the weather turns cooler and the gardening tasks decrease. Carol in Oklahoma, USA




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  124. I fell in love with the quilt as soon as I saw it. I need to make a bit more progress on some other applique quilts first but will start this one this year, can't wait! I am getting ideas on colors from all the wonderful photos posted.
    Love applique!

    Barb Larson,
    Chaska, Minnesota, USA

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  125. Hi!
    We are 3 friends from SOUTH AFRICA doing LE ...
    CALA, RIANA, SUSAN.
    Thank you for the pattern, Esther! <3

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  126. I am following this quilt project closely and hope to think about doing it. I am so interested in all the comments and suggestions. It is a glorious quilt. Thanks so much, Esther......arden in Portland, OR

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  127. I live in Israel in Jerusalem. I've been enjoying your blog and yahoogroup for a long time and now am also fascinated with the current BOM. I'd love to make it but just don't have the time right now to start yet another project. In the meantime, I'd like to do what I often do before starting a quilt. The old fashioned way, I color in a line drawing of the quilt. I'd like to know, Esther, if you have available a line drawing where the black sections are not filled in. I tried to use the black and white image that you provided in the introductory pdf, but I can't get it to work right for me.

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  128. Hello,
    Mom and me love LE an we are both enjoying making it very much.
    Wilma from Spakenburg Holland
    (Willempje because there where already a few Wilma's when I signed up)
    And Loes from Spakenburg Holland (mom)
    Thank you very much Esther.


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  129. NancyZ and NancyK in central Indiana, USA -- we are both working on it, but NancyK is faster!

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  130. Thank you, Esther, for the gift of this pattern. I'm making the quilt in reds & greens with a bit of yellow and Lancaster blues--a bit of Pennsylvania color. Laurie in northwest Pennsylvania, USA.

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  131. I just pulled fabrics and started the compass. I know I won't be able to go at the same speed as many of you, but I am hopeful it won't take a whole lifetime! I've already learned a number of great tips from reading comments so I'm thankful for the exposure to all of you talented ladies.

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  132. My apologies - I'm in West Chester, OH!

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  133. Hello, my name is Charlotte Schmidt and I’m living in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. I’m collecting the patterns, follow the comments/photos daily and started to select fabrics for LE. I look forward to make this beautiful piece of art but first I like to finish a few more projects and made up my mind about the background fabric. (dark blue or off white)

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  134. I made a comment on a current posting to Esther. I see where I should have done it here. Yes Esther count me in, as soon as I figure out my fabrics

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  135. I'm Stephanie from Omaha, Nebraska, USA. I have my compass ready to sew, I just need to do it now.

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  136. Hi Esther, I'm gathering your pattern for LE and plan to start it as soon as I return home from vacation. I've followed your for seveal years and love your patterns. I live in Illinois and got to see your quilt when it was entered in Paducah. In fact, I shared photos of it on your Yahoo site at that time. Thank you for sharing your special talents. This quilt has blown me away. How gorgeous!!!!!
    Hugs,
    Gypsy
    (aka Mary Chester)

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  137. Hi Esther,my name is Carolyn and live in the Blue Mountains just out of Sydney. I'm thrilled to be part of the 'Love Entwined' journey. At the moment I'm still working out my fabrics but will probably go 18th C repro. Thanks for your incredible pattern and to all the quilters who have so generously posted their progress. I've also picked up some very useful tips for when I start!

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  138. Hi Esther, Dawn Jones, Melbourne Australia. I am making the centre block ..... And then I'll see where that leads. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your passion for this quilt and enabling us all to enjoy making it too. Cheers - Dawn

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  139. Hello, I'm Joann from Grants Pass OR, USA. I am so thrilled to have found your wonderful project. I've talked two other gals in the area to join in, too. Thank you so much for all of the work you did on LE. Jo

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  140. I am Darcene in Pratt, KS, USA and I am collecting my French General fabrics together and waiting on my new eye glasses to arrive and then it will be time to get started on this wonderful quilt.

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  141. Hi Esther,
    I am Susan in Ontario Canada, and I am enjoying following this quilt.
    I know many quilters who have already started, and I am hoping to begin after I complete 3 wedding quilts. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful quilt with us and also for the wonderful tips and tutorials.
    Susan

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  142. I love this quilt, and can't wait to start on it. We are moving house in two weeks (finally) and I am waiting until then.

    I live in Yenda, near Griffith, in south western NSW, Australia.

    Fiona

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  143. I'm from New York and love appliqué. I'm working on the triangles and flowers now. Thank you Esther for making this pattern and sharing it with everyone!

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  144. Hi, I'm Shelley from Issaquah, Washington. So fun to participate in a project with other quilters from around the world.

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  145. Hi I my name is Vicki and I live in Santa Monica, California. My friend told me she is making the quilt and I am very excited about joining your group and making it too!
    Thank you:)

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  146. Marc from Luxembourg,
    well,after ataying the last 3 years in hospitals for surgeries and reeducation, I am now settled at home again.Roswitha wrote about your blog, and so I gave it a glimpse and had found my challenge.
    Thank you for letting me participate,
    marc

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  147. Hi! Stephanie here, from Redwood City, California, USA. I'm working on the zig zag border now. I'm enjoying being a part of the group. I just love this quilt - thank you so much, Esther!

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  148. I´m Bobbi, an American living near Nuremberg, Germany. I´m keeping up with reading and Fotos of everyone´s beautiful LE work but have so far resisted the urge to dive in. LOL First things first--7 more blocks to finish Vintage Flowers then I´m starting over with my Esther´s FMN BOM before I get distracted...maybe! Happy stitching and hugs everyone!

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  149. Hi! I am Diane, living in Minnesota in the USA. Still in the fabric collecting phase but eager to start!

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  150. I am Becky, near Chicago, IL. Right now I am just collecting the pattern, not that good at applique but love the picture of the quilt and the mystery. I am working on three samplers at the moment, Sylvia's Bridal Sampler which has been on the back burner, Tula Pink's 100 modern blocks for the guild show next year, and Farmer's Wife just for fun. Too bad I have to have a day job...
    Becky Preston
    Rebecca955@aol.com

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  151. I am Shasta and I live in Ohio in the U.S. I love the whole quilt but I will probably make the center and then see if I have the motivation to keep going.

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  152. Hello, My name is pamina, I'm currently making the part 2 of LE, I'm completely in love with it ! Greetings from Switzerland !

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  153. My name is Rebecca, I am currently just collecting pattern, following messages and tutorials, and dreaming of color. The budget is really tight right now with 5 teenagers in the house (one who just totalled my car). So when I can afford background I'll get started. Meanwhile, I watch and drool from Atoka, Tennessee....just north of Memphis. Thanks for all your work to put out this lovely pattern.....Rebecca

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  154. I'm Penny Jones from South Carolina. I'm collecting the patterns for right now and hope to start as soon as I finish my current hand project (Hexagons, of course). Thanks for making this beautiful pattern available to us. So may beautiful starts already!

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  155. a beautiful project , i love do i.

    I am from Marseille in France .

    Thanks

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  156. There sure are a lot of Judy's on this blog but I'm Judy from Mississippi. Slowly working on LE.

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  157. I am from Baytown, Texas, USA. Enjoying the process even if it is challenging.

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  158. Hi. My name is Marlene Gold from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Thank you so much for sharing your talent Esther! Thanks to everyone doing tutorials. Because of the tutorials I just may complete this quilt.

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  159. Hello Esther,

    My name is Sandra, i still thinking about the fabric colors to use... soon i start with the LE.
    Thank you so kind for the wonderfull pattern.

    Sandra van Luijk (the Netherlands)

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  160. My name is Ginabeth Young. I am from Middle Tennessee, USA. I have been gathering fabrics and reading the Blog/Yahoo messages for LE. I will retire in Sept and will start then. This year is my 40th wedding anniversary so I thought I will start it in honor of that mile stone. (I have also been working for 40 years at a paid job.).
    This has caught my imagination because of the history and mystery. I bought Avery Corey's book too. I am trying not to feel behind, but ahead as I have read about others trials and successes.
    I will add photos when I start. I am trying to finish up other projects to be ready in Sept.
    Ester I can not thank you enough for all the wonderful patterns and time spent in this endeavor.

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  161. Hello Everyone,

    Just downloaded patterns part one and two. This is a beautiful quilt! Thank you Esther.

    Kathy in Illinois

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  162. Hei I am Frederika. http://feltfree-p.blogspot.no/
    I am from the netherlands, living in Norway. I will try to finish this project, but it will take time.

    Ester I can not thank you enough for all the wonderful patterns and time spent in this endeavor.

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  163. Hi everyone,
    I am Carmel in Bryan Texas. I could not pass this one up ..... what a gorgeous historical quilt! Like Ginabeth, I hope to start my quilt this fall. Have spent the better part of this year completing UFOs. With 18 finished, this will be my treat for something new. Thank you Esther for making this such a promising endeavor for all.

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  164. Hi Esther, I am Jennifer from Santa Cruz, CA. USA
    I love working on this quilt.
    The history is very interesting.
    I plan on making the whole quilt. It's been a fun challenge for me.
    Thank you for putting out your design.
    I am also working on the For-Get-Me-Not quilt.

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  165. Hi I'm Ineke from The Netherlands!
    Thanks to the moderators who helped me I recently downloaded the pattern and I am looking forward making this quilt!

    Greetings,

    Ineke

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  166. I'm Judy Hansen from Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, and I am so excited to be making this quilt. Thank you Esther, for making it possible for all of us to make this quilt together. I am barely started on it, but am having so much fun.

    Thank you!

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  167. Dear Esther, A beautiful quilt and a beautiful gesture to make this available to so many people. I am Joyce Hoppner from Princeton, NJ, USA. Thank you.

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  168. Hi Esther, I'm Yt from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam

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  169. Hi
    I'm Bronwyn from Highfields, Queensland, Australia

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  170. I'm deb from Hudson Wisconsin, USA.

    Just following at the moment, but plan to start my LE this fall.

    Anyone near me, please let me know so we may keep each-other motivated.

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  171. it seems that I cannot access part 2 of LE ... I moved a couple of months ago, spent time in the hospital and have been trying to recuperate. then my old computer gave out and just got a new one, now, it seems I cannot access part 2 or use any links on the group. do I need to rejoin?

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  172. Observing right now, it is beautiful! thank you for the lovely and free BOM
    denise/deBrat in Florida

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  173. I am also in love with this quilt, thank you for sharing! Shirley J from the Netherlands

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  174. Thank-you so much for this project Esther! I can't wait to get started- just having to finish up some other obligations. Love to do intricate hand work.
    Helen J in Maryland (also Pennsylvania in the near future)

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  175. Hello. I'm Melissa B in Bristol, Connecticut, USA.
    Thank you so much for this wonderful gift.

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  176. Hi, I'm Carol from Winfall, North Carolina in the US. Love Entwined is a lovely and generous gift to quilters everywhere and I am very grateful to be able to be a part of it. I haven't started yet, but definitely will take pleasure in every step of the LE journey. Thank you, Esther!

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  177. The fabrics you've chosen are fabulous. Has given me some idea of what to choose - up to now have chopped and changed my mind . . .pinks and greens? Scrap?
    Thankyou for your wonderful generosity in offering this lovely quilt which I shall make in memory of my beloved husband who died 3 years ago.

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  178. Hi, I'm Esther from the Netherlands. I am amazed to see so many Dutch quilters participating in this beautiful quilt.
    Esther, thanks so much for keeping the first files a little while longer and thus allowing some late newcomers like myself the opportunity to participate.
    Also thanks for sharing and all the hard work you have put into making this BOM.

    http://essiesquilts.blogspot.nl/

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  179. Hello, I'm Barbara from Beautiful Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA.
    This is my first completely needle turned project, so I will probably lag behind. BUT I'm determined to finish it, no mater how long. I'm keeping all the group messages, and their advice, until I complete each step.

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  180. My mariner's compass is ready, so I have started this interesting project. Thank you for sharing this with us. I am Dutch, but I live in Germany. Marie-Therese

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  181. Hi Esther, My name is Susan and I am from Maine, USA, I have gathered the fabrics and ordered 2 applique books and suggested. First I will read through a bit as I am not experienced at applique. LOL Thought this project will surely make me an expert by the end. I love to dive head first into things bigger than I am. I'm starting late and will just have to play catch up. I intend to only make the center portion, unless I get the applique bug. Thank you for your tutorials and sharing this amazing quilt with us. I realize it is a tremendous project you are undertaking for the sake of history and art.

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  182. Penny Hadd - Michigan
    This beautiful quilt Love Entwined was love at first sight. Thank you Ester from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work and now knowing it is still alive.
    I love learning from people all over the world. I am just beginning to start mine and need to catch up with everyone.

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  183. Patsie from Alvin, TX13 September 2013 at 12:57

    Hi Esther,
    I am also making this quilt, in between all of my many other projects. Love reading all of the comments and tutorials. Thanks for your pattern and your hard work.

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  184. Dear Esther,
    I may have made an oops. When I tried to link my blog for WOW, I accidentally linked it to the love entwined tab for tutorials and such.
    it did not show up yet, if it does would you please remove it? I am very sorry about this.

    I did manage to link it to the WOW tab where it belongs also.

    sorry for the trouble.

    Greetings
    Wilma
    Willempje Spakenburg Holland

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  185. After seeing the picture of the Love Entwined Quilt I fell in love with it! I've joined the Yahoo Group, printed out the pattern, found some of the fabrics I want to use & am ready to get started!

    This will be a labor of love that I will pass on to my daughter! I love seeing what everyone else has done too & the all of the beautiful BOMs that Esther has shared with us.

    Will be sharing periodically as I work on my quilt.

    Patricia Faye Mc in Lake Hills TX USA

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  186. Although I took a Holiday detour to finish hand quilting a 1920's applique basket coverlet for my niece, I am glad to be back to LE, which I am making for my son and his future wife. Challenging to applique but oh so rewarding! Deepest gratitude to Esther for bringing this coverlet to us all!
    Kathleen from Maryland's Eastern Shore

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  187. I'm in Southern California and hope to at least get the center done by December 31st. Have so enjoyed seeing all the beautiful renditions. Thanks again, Esther, for the exquisite pattern.

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  188. I am just viewing your blog, and it looks like I am too late for the free pattern for this. Will you be offering the pattern for sale? It is a beautiful piece of art.

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    1. The pattern is available on Esther's on line shop . I have just bought it couple of weeks ago. Gale

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  189. I would like to congratulate all the folks doing the LE quilt. So many colourways but all beautiful. Well done folks

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