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Thread: Two Surprises for me today

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    That's great that you received 2 surprises in one visit!

    Did you get any of the work done that you took with you ?
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    That is a wonderful surprise!! The quilt will be lovely when completed! Please post pic when it's done!!!
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    What a beautiful quilt! Having the quilt and your grandmother's machine is such a wonderful family treasure. Can't wait to see the pictures of the machine when you get it home.

    Pat

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    What a special blessing!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    Two very wonderful unexpected surprises! I know you will care for the items with great love. Very happy for you.
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    What an neat way to start my morning. Reading your story is coo;/ I think the quilts that you make now will have these two wonderful women, helping you from the other side. I am like the others, show us the pictures and above all enjoy the experinces that you have ahead!!

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    What wonderful gifts of love and memories. Enjoy
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    Those flutterbys look soooo familiar. I bet there were more papers than just the KC Star which printed that pattern. I'm sure I slept under just such a quilt. Thanks for the memories, and congratulations on the two great surprises. I too am eager to see what kind of machine you'll be getting.

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    Fantastic. Don't you love getting surprises. My mom is always getting me little special things always brightens up my week.
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    Thanks for sharing the picture of the Butterfly quilt. Your idea of making the sashings smaller to be able to finish the quilt top sounds like an excellent one. Congratulations on getting both the lovely quilt and the sewing machine. I know you treasure both of them. By the way, did you get any of the doll clothes?

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    What wonderful surprises for you!
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    This will look great with the sashings cut smaller. Love the butterflies.

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    Very cool Vicki

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicki W View Post
    Attachment 283128Adding a photo of part of the top.

    Note the large sashing and the nice aplique work.
    I have a quilt that my mother made using the same butterfiies. I just love it. she used smaller sashings.. she didn't make many quilts

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    What a great inheritance!! Please show us pictures when you get it.

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    oh how wonderful for you !!
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    What wonderful gifts! The quilt is going to be beautiful, post pics when you finish.
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    Nice surprises!

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    I agree that minimizing the sashing and reusing should make a lovely quilt. Enjoy your treasures!

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    Wonderful surprise!!!
    You know if your a quilter when you cleanup your sewing room and your family thinks your moving out!! Author U/K Sue

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    I fully appreciate your excitement. She has gifted memories to you, not just things.
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    What wonderful surprises! The quilt and the machine will be cherised treasures for you. Linda

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    How wonderful for you!!! Stories like that are so much fun to read.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    Isn't that wonderful! My grandmother had a quilt with these butterflies - maybe she used the same pattern. I like your idea of making the sashing narrower, too.

    And your grandmother's machine - how LOVELY!!! I will hope that it's gorgeous and completely functional and much better than you expect!

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    What wonderful surprises! I look forward to seeing the finished quilt. Your idea of reducing the sashing is great. Enjoy the machine. It is a treasure to receive something that belonged to your grandmother.

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