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Thread: A Quilt Story

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    Could I have your permission to read this poem at our next quilting group meeting? I know they would love to hear it as we are not professional quilters by any means but we love to share ideas and projects. Thank you! P.S. Love the quilt also!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4
    Hi quilting friends,
    Somewhere on one of these topics someone was asking if it was better to make perfect quilts or just make them for practicality. It just so happens, I was looking through my stash one day and here is what came from that. I am not a perfect poet so excuse the lines if they aren’t exactly in sync. Will enclose a picture of the quilt that inspired the poem. I wanted to practice my machine quilting so just used it to experiment on, too. When I was finished, I threw it in the washing machine to get some of the stiffness out of it. Now it will be a nice enough quilt for any small child.

    A QUILT STORY
    By Sandy M.

    As I looked through some fabric scraps
    A friend had passed to me,
    I found a stack of quilt blocks
    As lonely as could be.

    Their edges were not even
    And their sizes did not match.
    So she had tossed them in the box
    To add them to my stash.

    I looked at them a minute
    And then I thought, “Why not?”
    It wouldn’t take me very long
    To sew them into blocks.

    So I began to measure them
    And found that nothing matched
    But even so thought, “What the heck!”
    As my sewing plans unhatched.

    Often the points might overlap
    But I did not get mad,
    For as it came together,
    It didn’t look so bad.

    And just a couple hours
    Was all it really took
    And so I laid it on the bed
    To see how it would look.

    Amazed, I looked and smiled
    And much to my surprise
    It really looked quite lovely
    To my wide-open eyes.

    Then a thought popped in my head
    How much like it we are,
    With cut off points and crooked seams,
    From perfect we’re so far.

    Yet each of us is quite unique
    And if we’re really truthful,
    If one does not look really close.
    We’re all warm, cuddly and useful.
    Beautiful finish and your poem is great.

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    Here is my quilt using orphan postage stamp baskets that my friend gave to me.

    http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...45965719MqTIac

    Sharon W.

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    Sandy,
    I really loved your poem and the quilt is beautiful too!

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    Great Quilt!! Thank you for sharing the poem!!

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    You are very creative. I enjoyed the poem and love that you made something so pretty out of unloved blocks.

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    I agree with Jemma. You really should put your poems & random thoughts in a journal. Love how the quilt turned out too!

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    Love the poem AND the quilt! Thanks for sharing! I love using up scraps- it is my thing!

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    Loved your poem and the quilt is lovely.

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    That was very nice, Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice poem and beautiful quilt

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    Thanx Molly, you made my day. What a sweet poem, and a lovely quilt

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    Oh,I LOVE IT SO MUCH. It's perfect and really touched my heart. I just got home from picking up a box of scraps (lonely blocks) from my sister. Now I'm off to my sewing machine to make a quilt just for her. Thank you...your poem is beautiful, your quilt is lovely. Thank for you sharing it. You really gave me a lift.

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    I think this turned out just wonderfully. A quilt of love.

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    very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickie612
    -I love your poem. May I use it to read to my Church circle group? O by the way your quilt is quite beautiful.
    Any of you are welcome to use it however you see fit.

    :-D

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    Very nice poem. God IS good.

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    Your poem is very heart warming. I got so wrapped up in the meaning I didn't even notice if something didn't rhyme. It will make me think twice when judging my own work now.

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    I love the colors beautiful poem.

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    What a wonderful poem. So true. And the quilt is lovely! You are multi talented.

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    Very lovely quilt and a wonderful poem! Thank you for posting~

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    Years ago I was enrolled in a Mark Twain Creative Writing course at the University and, had you been a student there too, your poem would have been at the top of the class! I loved it and the quilt too. What a wonderful story! Why don't you print that upon coordinating fabric and sew it upon the backside as a label?

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Thumbs
    Years ago I was enrolled in a Mark Twain Creative Writing course at the University and, had you been a student there too, your poem would have been at the top of the class! I loved it and the quilt too. What a wonderful story! Why don't you print that upon coordinating fabric and sew it upon the backside as a label?
    Wow! What a compliment! I did put a label on back but not the poem. I really made the quilt just so it could be useful. If it goes to a good home, I may enclose a copy of poem with it.

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    Loved your poem !!! I don't see anything wrong with the quilt, it is very pretty !

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower sue
    Loved your poem !!! I don't see anything wrong with the quilt, it is very pretty !
    That is what I was trying to say...if you look really close, the points are cut off (sewed over) and many of the places don't match like in a really nice quilt. But it will still keep someone warm. :-)

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