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Thread: Baby quilt for co-worker

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    Baby quilt for co-worker

    Some of you may remember I was given over 100 yds of fabric on my birthday last September. The fabric came from the stash of a co-worker's mother-in-law, after her death. At the time, I told myself, well, if she (my coworker) ever starts a family, I'll have to make her a quilt! Sure enough, she announced at Christmas time that she is pregnant.
    The stash had absolutely zero children's fabrics; but I did my best to use her MIL's fabrics. I found this pattern in a quilt magazine from a few years back. It was designed as a Project Linus pattern. Of all the fabrics in the quilt, only three are my own. All the rest are from MIL's stash. I presented the quilt to my coworker recently, and was surprised to hear she is planning safari animals in the nursery; and she loves the color grey. The main fabric here is covered with elephants, giraffes and zebras, so I guess I did alright pulling that one from my stash. I chose the grey backing from MIL's stash because it goes with the elephants, and I saw no use for it in my future. Several nice coincidences in this project!
    The family is especially touched that the quilt is not just from me, but also Grandma.
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    Good job on making a very special quilt.

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    Very Special Quilt, I love it!

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    Beautiful job.

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    wow that is areally cool quilt great colors ,too
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    very cheerful! I can see a toddler dragging this quilt around in the future.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    that's really cute!!
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    Creative, inventive and thoughtful. It is great, when I read your intro, I had no idea how cute it would be. You should be very proud.
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    great quilt, got to love it when things work out !!!
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    Great quilt, wonderful story. The stash was given to exactly the right person!

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    Very cute!
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    how wonderful!!

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    I remember you getting the fabric. You did a great job.

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    You really put together a wonderful quilt from the fabrics you had. The quilt is sew cute!!

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    The cute is adorable and will be treasured in more ways than one.
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    Adorable!!!

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    Very cute quilt and such a heartwarming gesture on your part!! So sweet
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    You did a really great job. Cute quilt I am sure they will just love it.

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    It's a beautiful quilt! I love the back. What a touching thing to do.

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    Very cute!
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    That is a really cool baby quilt. Love the story behind all the fabric. You did good.

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    Pretty, talking about coincident. Love the quilting design.

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    Darling quilt with a great story!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    How nice to use the fabrics given you.

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    That came out really well and I'm sure it is much appreciated. Good job!
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