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Thread: I got away with it all :)

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    So my kids are in Africa for pretty much the WHOLE summer, with family. I can't go, must work. I worry constantly about them and miss them too much already. We made Rockford sock monkeys together the day before they left. I had wanted to make I Spy quilts with/for them, but we ran out of time. My little boy took a small quilt I made him, with a built-in zipper pocket for treasures, but my older son didn't have a small quilt to take. But I found out at the last minute that a friend is going today. I stayed up all night making a 40" x 48" I Spy with 8" blocks. Backed with flannel only, no batting. Used the inside-out method, no binding. I didn't prewash, mixed different quality/texture fabrics, used unwashed FLANNEL (which I don't recommend), and quilted shadowing the seams (so 7.5" apart). I washed it with color catchers, which came out as white as when they went in, and dried it. I really expected a mess from not having washed the flannel, but it looks totally fine. No time for a label, wrote it with a laundry pen. So I broke all the usual rules to get it done, and am waiting for the friend to pick it up. Also sending some toys, treats, books, and comfort items, but I just know my big boy is going to be very pleased with it. Closest thing to a hug I can send. Thx for listening :)

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    Good for you!!! He will LOVE the quilt.

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    Awww he is going to love his surprise quilt :D:D:D

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    What a wonderful thing. I know he will love it.

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    Rules? There are RULES? Not here usually....

    Great hug long distance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    So my kids are in Africa for pretty much the WHOLE summer, with family. I can't go, must work. I worry constantly about them and miss them too much already. We made Rockford sock monkeys together the day before they left. I had wanted to make I Spy quilts with/for them, but we ran out of time. My little boy took a small quilt I made him, with a built-in zipper pocket for treasures, but my older son didn't have a small quilt to take. But I found out at the last minute that a friend is going today. I stayed up all night making a 40" x 48" I Spy with 8" blocks. Backed with flannel only, no batting. Used the inside-out method, no binding. I didn't prewash, mixed different quality/texture fabrics, used unwashed FLANNEL (which I don't recommend), and quilted shadowing the seams (so 7.5" apart). I washed it with color catchers, which came out as white as when they went in, and dried it. I really expected a mess from not having washed the flannel, but it looks totally fine. No time for a label, wrote it with a laundry pen. So I broke all the usual rules to get it done, and am waiting for the friend to pick it up. Also sending some toys, treats, books, and comfort items, but I just know my big boy is going to be very pleased with it. Closest thing to a hug I can send. Thx for listening :)
    Ahhh, what a good Mom :)

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    The only rule I know you followed is to make a quilt full of love ...

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    Awe... brought a tear to my eye... Glad you could send your 'hug'...

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    So sorry you couldn't go with them.Hope they bring back lots of pictures. Know your son will love his "HUG".

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    congrats on finishing on time. he'll really be surprised!

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