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Thread: 2 quilt finishes, charm quilt and vintage cross stitch quilt

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    2 quilt finishes, charm quilt and vintage cross stitch quilt

    I made the charm quilt in 7 days start to finish. Made for SIL that has breast cancer, she'll start chemo within the month. The colors chosen were for their healing properties, you know... color therapy. Pink was my last choice but after doing some research I found that pink is good for the healing of skin and is used in breast cancer color therapy. Green and violet were also the two other colors that were used for this therapy. All the 5" charms were plucked from my stash and the center wreath was from an old quilt book. I also sent her a rosemary candle that I made from the rosemary out of my garden. It too has healing properties.

    The cross stitch quilt is my moms. She stitched these back in the 70's or 80's and never finished. I'm hoping that the pre stamped lines wash out. If nothing else she can put it back side up! She gave me permission to do as I pleased with the quilting, so I found a happy medium between custom and fluffy. I find that older quilters, most of the time like it fluffy. Poly batting, 100 wt invisfil thread. My original intentions were to hand quilt, but....I'm a machine quilter I caved!
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    Wow! These are stunning quilts.

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    The pink quilt is just lovely and I hope your sister makes a full and speedy recovery. The crosstitch is beautiful. I am working on one from the 70s also and I know what a lot of work they are. She will treasure it.

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    Your quilts are just gorgeous. The quilting is so beautiful. I love them both. They are a treasure. Prayers for your sister-in-law.

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    WOW -gorgeous quilts! Prayers for SIL!
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    pretty. the last one is unique. Great job quilting it.
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    nicely done... your quilting is terrific
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    Two beautiful, beautiful quilts. Wow!

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    Fabulous quilts. You did a great job with them!

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    Pretty, good job!
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    WOWEEEEEEEEEEE. Those are beautiful and your quilting just makes them beyond super. Please add my prayers for your SIL's speedy recovery. BrendaK
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    I really love the first one. Happy you could use your mom's cross stitching!
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    Absolutely gorgeous quilts!
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    Really beautiful, both of them!!!!!

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    Beautiful quilts and you did a fantastic quilting job!

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    Both your quilts are beautiful. I hope my DD will finish some of my UFOs one day.

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    The center medallion is just perfect for your charm quilt. And the cross stitch quilt is a beautiful collaboration between you and your mother. Love the quilting on both.

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    Both are beautiful. Great quilting work. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Wow those are beautiful, love the quilting on the cross stitch!

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    Beautiful!!! As a hand quilter and hand everything else I appreciate the time that goes into her beautiful work. You did a fantastic job of showcasing her talent.

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    I love the charm quilt! What a beautiful gift, full of love and thoughtfulness.

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    Wonderful quilts--you did such a nice job on the quilting. Good thoughts for your SIL

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    Love them both. Great job on all.

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    beautiful, gorgeous!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    God Bless her and you for being so caring.

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