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Thread: What does serendipity means??

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    Junior Member Louise C's Avatar
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    In this blog:

    http://alicias-attic.com/freebies/freepatterns_seredipity.html


    there is this word "serendipity". What does it mean exactly???

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    Love this dictionary site! Cool word!

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?db=dictionary&q=serendipity

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    Thank you very much Chele.. So, if I understand correctly, when applied to quilts, it means that the quilt is made of different types of blocks not necessarily with a pattern or the same pattern.. and the result is "a" quilt?
    (sorry to show my ignorance again but english is not my first language)

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    That makes total sense, Louise C. Forgot to mention before that the pattern was really neat! Thanks for sharing.

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    My understanding of Serendipity, as applied to quilting, is to make a mistake or do something by accident, and it turns out well.

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    OK, now I get it!

    Many thanks, all of you for the explanations. I appreciate very much.,

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    Indeed he is, Loretta. His name is Fabrice and he is now 20 months old. His little brother is on its way - he is due to arrive in this world in November. I am so thrilled and excited!

    Here is a picture of him that was taken last weekend:


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    THe dictionary phrasing would be fancier but serendipity is like a happy coincidence.

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    lovely composition in the photo of your toddler, the timer is going so I guess its time to take the breakfast muffins out of the oven.

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    Your grandson is adorable! And another on the way? They will keep grandma busy!

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    Serendipity....the song Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be.... comes to mind every time I hear that word!!

    Your grandson is soooo adorable!! What a perfect pic you captured too! Congrats on the upcoming arrival!! Grandkids are sooo much fun!

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    Yes, he sure is lovable, adorable, cute and I am so thankful to God that I can enjoy the pleasure of being a grandmom today. You see, I had cancer 2 years ago but I am a survivor: today, every minute that I breathe is a gift and I see life differently now.

    I guess "serendipity" is an accident that happened to me but it turned out to be OK!!!

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    How wonderful for you Louise, that you are living each day to the fullest. Your grandson is adorable and I can see your love for him in your avatar. Congrats on your impending baby too. More grandmotherly love to spread around. :D

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    Louise C Bless your heart!!!

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    Hi Chele, what is the pattern called in the photo by your name? It looks like an interesting design created with rectangles and half square triangles, was it fairly easy for an intermediate quilter to try?

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    Serendipity: a happy accident. In quilting, I have seen kaliedoscope quilts called serendipity quilts because you never know what you're going to get! That's where you stack your fabric 6-8 high, aligning the print, then cut a wedge (Marti Michell's Kaleido ruler is the best) and sew all eight fabrics together from that stack. Our guild made these during our latest retreat. Check out our guild blog for some great pictures!

    http://hebervalleyquilters.blogspot.com/2008/05/retreat-kaleidoscope-quilts.html

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    Those kaleidoscopes are so nice. Thanks for the link.. it really gives me the taste for a try at some..

    Thank you JBSStrawberry.. So nice of you..

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