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Thread: 1620 pieces later, it's done!

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    1620 pieces later, it's done!

    A week ago, my Grand niece surprised me by coming to stay with us. After looking over my shoulder at all the quilts posted here on the board, she asked for a scappy quilt for Christmas. Off to the studio we went. Thanks to a good friend, Jo Parrot, I had been cutting strips of 2" strips into 3 1/2" pieces. I had a whole basket full of them. I grabbed the basket & started sewing. Three days later, here's the quilt. The quilt measures 81 X 90. My niece helped with the ironing & kept feeding me pieces so that we'd get it done by Christmas. She's doing the binding now, so it will be under the tree. Oh! She didn't know how to sew when we started this & I think I have a new quilter in the family!
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    Oh my, that's wonderful! What fun for your neice to see how the beauties evolve!
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    Wow beautiful and.... 3 days later??? it takes me at least 3 months! Yep a new quilter for sure!

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    Beautiful quilt, love scrappy quilts. And now a new quilter is born !!!

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    Wonderful!
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    Absolutely gorgeous! I love scrappy!!!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    That is a wonderful scrappy quilt! Hope you and your niece had a good time together!

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    Love the quilt. It is amazing what can get done when we kick into gear Love the quilting too!

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    Great scrappy! Oh I like your red snappr storage idea in the background also! Thanks for sharing!

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    I love it! It is so cheery. Your niece will remember this time fondly every time she uses her quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt. And you did it together. What fun. One of the best times I ever had with my daughter, was when a winter storm came thru and her electricity was off for 12 days. She came and stayed with me, and we spent it in my sewing room, and I taught her to make a quilt. It was wonderful and I will never forget it, we talk about it all the time.

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    What a lovely story! Your quilt is very pretty. So nice you have another quilter in the family now.
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    Wonderful quilt, sounds like you two had a great time!!!!!

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    Super team work!!! A beautiful scrappy filled with so many wonderful bits of color!
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    great job, love all the colors

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    this is so fabulous and what I want for Christmas!
    gonna start soon to sew my scraps together...doubt it will be that big, but I like the simplicity of 3.5 inch pieces.
    thanks for the idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFQSinc View Post
    I love it! It is so cheery. Your niece will remember this time fondly every time she uses her quilt.
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    I love it! and sounds like you two had great fun!!
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    Beautiful quilt and quilting. You both did a wonderful job, beautiful colors too.
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    What a special time for you and your grand niece. I think she appreciates what a wonderful skill she has now thanks to you. How fun!
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    Beautiful! Your hard work paid off! The quilt is beautiful! Tell your helper there, "Good job! Welcome to the quilting club!"
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    I love scrappy quilts. Beautiful.

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    Another gorgeous scrappy. Well done to both of you - great effort in such a short time.

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    Beautiful scrappy.

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    Yeah, a new quilter is born!!!! That looks cool!!
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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