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Thread: 9 patch and snowballs garden quilt

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    9 patch and snowballs garden quilt

    This is my most recent completed quilt. It is a gift for a retiring friend. I call it my Garden Party Quilt because I used florals, butterfly prints, and this pattern of 9 patches and snowballs together always reminds me of lattice. I used scraps to make flying geese in the outer border. Does anybody know what the real name of quilts using those 2 blocks together is called. Hugs and Kisses maybe? I used receiving blankets on the back because she is a retiring nurse who has spent many years preparing mothers for childbirth and then welcoming their babies into the community. I found these receiving blankets made a wonderful flannel backing. I will use them again. The round label is flannel also. I wrote on it with a .05 pigma pen. and appliqued it on. The pillow cover was made from scraps from the quilt with a fussy cut coffee cup piece because of all the times my friend has treated me at the local coffee shop. I always enjoy looking at everyone's photos on here so I thought it was time I posted some myself. Enjoy!
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    "Life is mostly froth and bubble, but one thing stands as stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in one's own." Adam Lindsey Gordon

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    Absolutely fabulous quilt and sentiment! Just love everything about this quilt and pillow top
    Nikki in MO

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    So wonderful! She'll love it. The receiving blankets on the back are a hoot! They'll be nice and soft.
    Reading, cooking, sewing in retirement! Heaven!
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    Wonderful quilt and cover, she is going to love it!!!

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    I'm giving to to her tomorrow at her retirement. I think she will be very surprised.
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    What a lovely gift!
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    What a nice quilt, and you used so much thoughtfulness in creating it. Beautiful!

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    very nice!!!!
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    Very nice!

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    Beautifully done. I love the soft colors, and she's going to love it. I too, think the receiving blankets on the back, is just priceless. She's got a true friend in you.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    Thank you for the nice compliments. I like how it turned out and am excited to give it to her today. I should mention it was machine quilted by a local quilter who goes by Common Quilts. She demands high quality quilting from herself and always does a good job. It was quilted with a floral pantograph using a delicious variagated thread.
    "Life is mostly froth and bubble, but one thing stands as stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in one's own." Adam Lindsey Gordon

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    Very pretty, good of you to make it.
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    AWE! You did an fabulous job! I lvoe teh backing..what a great idea!
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    What a beautiful, thoughtful gift! She's going to treasure this quilt.

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    That is simply adorable.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    BEAUTIFUL!!!! Great quilt!
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    very nicely done
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sew N Tune View Post
    Beautifully done. I love the soft colors, and she's going to love it. I too, think the receiving blankets on the back, is just priceless. She's got a true friend in you.
    Your friend gets two wonderful gifts... a beautiful quilt & a sweetheart of a friend!
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    Thank you everyone. She did seem to like it, as did her colleagues and friends.
    "Life is mostly froth and bubble, but one thing stands as stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in one's own." Adam Lindsey Gordon

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    Beautiful, your friend will love it, because you took your time to make her something special.

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