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Thread: Baby quilt for co-worker

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    Super Member jdavis's Avatar
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    Baby quilt for co-worker

    Some of you may remember I was given over 100 yds of fabric on my birthday last September. The fabric came from the stash of a co-worker's mother-in-law, after her death. At the time, I told myself, well, if she (my coworker) ever starts a family, I'll have to make her a quilt! Sure enough, she announced at Christmas time that she is pregnant.
    The stash had absolutely zero children's fabrics; but I did my best to use her MIL's fabrics. I found this pattern in a quilt magazine from a few years back. It was designed as a Project Linus pattern. Of all the fabrics in the quilt, only three are my own. All the rest are from MIL's stash. I presented the quilt to my coworker recently, and was surprised to hear she is planning safari animals in the nursery; and she loves the color grey. The main fabric here is covered with elephants, giraffes and zebras, so I guess I did alright pulling that one from my stash. I chose the grey backing from MIL's stash because it goes with the elephants, and I saw no use for it in my future. Several nice coincidences in this project!
    The family is especially touched that the quilt is not just from me, but also Grandma.
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    Good job on making a very special quilt.

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    Very Special Quilt, I love it!

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    Beautiful job.

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    wow that is areally cool quilt great colors ,too
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    very cheerful! I can see a toddler dragging this quilt around in the future.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    that's really cute!!
    Nancy in western NY

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    Creative, inventive and thoughtful. It is great, when I read your intro, I had no idea how cute it would be. You should be very proud.
    Live, Laugh, Love

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    great quilt, got to love it when things work out !!!
    Sandy

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    Great quilt, wonderful story. The stash was given to exactly the right person!

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