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Thread: Just finished my first quilt top!!!

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    Senior Member Jenni M's Avatar
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    I am so excited! I just finished my first quilt top. It is in the Window Wreath Pattern. I'll try to post a photo later today. One of my corners was just a little off, but I was proud of myself for a first try. Very emotional too, I lost my son last year and felt I needed something in my life to get me through the winter. His name was Joshua and he was only 26 years old. The quilt top is spread out on his bed right now. I think he'd smile! The Lord blesses us in many ways doesn't he?

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    Congratulations! Can't wait to see a picture.

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    I'm sure he is smiling. Stay strong the pain will get easier to bear as tim e goes on. Can't wait to see your pictures.

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    Congratulations!

    I think this is a wonderful way to honor and remember your son. I hope the pain will ease for you in time.

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    Can't wait to see the pix. Sorry about losing your son. It must be very difficult. Sewing is one of the best things for contemplative thinking. I usually just like quiet when I sew as I find it very soothing to be working with fabric and thinking too. Congrats on finishg your first quilt!

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    Oh I can't wait to see the quilt on Joshua's bed! For sure, he was with you while you were making it.

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    (((HUGS))) I can't wait to see your quilt :D:D:D

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    Congratulations, God is good, and I'm sure your son is proud. I have never made a perfect top, and don't intend to. Perfection is over rated if you ask me. Quilts have always represented comfort to me, and that is what is most important. They give comfort to the person making them, and the person who uses them. I am so sorry for the loss of your son, but glad you found some comfort.

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    Congratulations!! I am looking forward to the picture.

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    Can't wait to see your first quilt! I know you did a wonderful job. :thumbup:

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    Looking forward to seeing your top! I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I'm glad quilting helps you get through it. God bless.

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    Congratulations! I can feel your excitement from here! I am sure Joshua always feels your love.

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    I can't wait to see your picture. Congrats on your first quilt. I am so sorry about your son. I'm sure he is watching and loves the quilt too.

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    As promised earlier today, here is the photo of my first quilt top. Thank you all for the kind words about my son Joshua. He passed away from diabetes at the age of 26 August 18th last year.

    Jenni's Window Wreath
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    Very pretty. You did a great job.

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    Love your quilt ... it's beautiful. I can't believe this is your first quilt! WOW, you are brave and very talented.

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    Wonderful quilt, and I am so sorry for your loss.

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    You did an absolutely wonderful job, it looks to amazing to be your first quilt!

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your son.

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    Jenni, what a beautiful quilt and my sincere condolences on your loss.

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    I am so sorry about your son. The quilt is absolutely beautiful. I can't believe that is your first quilt....beautiful colors, too.

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    Beautiful quilt. As far as perfection, I know ther is only one thing perfect in our lives and that is GOd and he has blessed you with this project to honor your son. Love the fabric you chose and the pattern. COngrats on your first quilt . Absolutely Georgeous. He would be proud of his mom.((((BiG HUGS)))))))

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    Sorry for your loss. I know it can't be easy, but it sounds as if you have a brave soul. I know that Joshua is very proud of him mom. Great quilt, great pattern and fabric choice. Can't wait to see your next quilt.

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    Whoa! I love it.

    In my frame of reference every time I think of someone that has passed...It is a hug from that person.

    Quilting will keep you as busy as you can be.

    this site alone takes more than an hour a day.
    I will look for your next quilt.

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    Wow! Beautiful quilt! Great job!

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    Beautiful quilt - sorry for your loss

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