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Thread: The Things We Do For Our Kids

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    The Things We Do For Our Kids

    My daughter recently returned home from her first year at university. One of her classmates is getting married next weekend (an older classmate, not a fellow 18 year old!) and at the end of April she asked me if I possibly had "...any spare quilts that she could give the couple for a wedding gift?". I don't generally have full-size quilts on hand (although I do keep a couple of baby ones in reserve at all times) so I decided to make this string quilt from my scrap bins. I've never made one before and was it ever fun to do - the blocks go together quickly and the top requires very little quilting. I only do SITD but I was pleasantly surprised with the star pattern that occurred by accident on the back. Thanks for looking.
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    1951 Singer 301A - "Jean"
    1958 Singer Featherweight - "Verna"
    2009 Janome 4100QDC - Nameless


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    very nice. You're a good mum ;-)

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    Ohhhh.....I love this. Great job. Thank you for sharing.
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    What a great Mom you are. I love scrappies and this one is great. I love the way you made the colors pop using the black. Thanks for sharing.
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    Colors are beautiful. Your quilting is very good. Lucky is the couple receiving this as a gift.

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    Not a scrappy lover at all, but yours is really pretty, I really like the colors

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    Really striking with the black. I like that the borders on the ends are larger than the sides. Gorgeous!
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    very pretty. I am sure that they will love it. Good going Mom. BrendaK
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    Beautiful! And it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg to use up all those little strips. What a good mom you are!
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    You are so right.........the things we don't do for our kids............. you are such a great mom and I am sure they love the quilt.

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