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Thread: So husbands asked me...

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    Junior Member Cheshire Cat's Avatar
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    ...To make sister-in-law a quilt. She is in the hospital and may not be coming out. So here is my challenge; Get it done and quick. Maybe I will post on the picture board and let you all follow the super fast quilt project. It will just be a throw size. Ready- set- go!

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    the 10 minute block would be perfect. It really is super quick.

    Good luck!

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    I used very pretty spring flower pillow panels for one for my MIL when she went into the nursing home and didn't even cut them apart. I just put some borders on it, tied it and put a binding on. It took two days to complete from idea to on her bed. Backed it with flannel and used high loft batting. She loved it, said it kept her snuggly warm. I also wrote on it with a permanent pen whose it was, who made it and to whom it was to be returned.

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    quilt as you go is quick

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    I dunno, but if my SIL was in the hospital and chances were she wasn't coming out, I'd be spending my time by her side rather than working on a quilt for her.

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    Warms wishes goes together really fast!!

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    Find some fabric with something she would like and use the rotary cut method to make a split rail fence. Stiple or tie. Maybe put fleece on the back instead of batting and backing. Link to the Quilt in a Day book that shows how the center two rails are replaced with a thematic fabric.

    http://www.createforless.com/Quilt+I.../pid29475.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I dunno, but if my SIL was in the hospital and chances were she wasn't coming out, I'd be spending my time by her side rather than working on a quilt for her.
    Everybody has to handle times like these their own way.

    Maybe the husband's request for his wife to make a quick quilt for his sister is part of his way.

    Maybe for his wife, our QB friend, to honor her husband in his time of need & handle the sad situation of her SIL, this is her way.

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    Go for it. Your love will mean a lot to SIL and her family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I used very pretty spring flower pillow panels for one for my MIL when she went into the nursing home and didn't even cut them apart. I just put some borders on it, tied it and put a binding on. It took two days to complete from idea to on her bed. Backed it with flannel and used high loft batting. She loved it, said it kept her snuggly warm. I also wrote on it with a permanent pen whose it was, who made it and to whom it was to be returned.
    That sounds like a nice quilt and glad it made your MIL comfy and cozy. :)
    Excellent that you wrote on it with permanent ink. My Mom always did that with my Dad's things when he was in a nursing home and his things were still taken and not returned. After a while, he just had her take home any gifts he was given because they were almost always stolen. My youngest brother (in his 50s) would attempt to track them down and made quite a fuss so the administrators knew it was happening. They did find out who took some of them. They were fired. It is so sad when that happens to anyone. :(

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