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Thread: Bargello quilt donated to Charity

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    Senior Member aberi's Avatar
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    I do accounting for a charity called the pride community in my city.. They were looking for fund raisers for their main event they have every summer..... When I saw the Ribbon of Hope for Breast Cancer pattern. The wheels started turning .... I approached them and told them I could help them out by making this quilt in their colours.. The colours for Pride are a Rainbow.. I just love the colours... I finished piecing it and have to pick out a back for it and then send it off to the quilter. Since it will be displayed I wouldn't even try to attempt to quilt this....I hope it helps them raise some funds this summer...I have been humbled by being the "straight person" in a group of people who have been through so much in their lives.. I only hope it does them justice... It took me 42 hours to piece the top, but it sure felt like a great accomplishment for me( especially since this is only the 3rd quilt I have ever made.. The quilter was very pleased that the measurements came out almost exactly to the pattern size and that it measured correctly...\
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    :thumbup:

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    beautiful!

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    Love the bright colors. Gorgeous quilt.

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    What a stunning quilt...bargello is not my favourite pattern but this is one that is having me re-think how I look at them. Your colour selection is brilliant and I hope you make buckets of money for the cause.

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    That is awesome! What a great thing you have done.

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    That is gorgeous and you should be proud!

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    What a beautiful quilt for such a wonderful cause.

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    3rd quilt - wow!! beautiful and so generous of you. kudos

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    That is amazing! You did a great job.

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    That is beautiful. I wish my 3rd quilt looked that good. And the 4th and the 5th and the 6th...................

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    beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aberi
    I do accounting for a charity called the pride community in my city.. They were looking for fund raisers for their main event they have every summer..... When I saw the Ribbon of Hope for Breast Cancer pattern. The wheels started turning .... I approached them and told them I could help them out by making this quilt in their colours.. The colours for Pride are a Rainbow.. I just love the colours... I finished piecing it and have to pick out a back for it and then send it off to the quilter. Since it will be displayed I wouldn't even try to attempt to quilt this....I hope it helps them raise some funds this summer...I have been humbled by being the "straight person" in a group of people who have been through so much in their lives.. I only hope it does them justice... It took me 42 hours to piece the top, but it sure felt like a great accomplishment for me( especially since this is only the 3rd quilt I have ever made.. The quilter was very pleased that the measurements came out almost exactly to the pattern size and that it measured correctly...\
    Very well done.

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    I love the colors! Great job.

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    Your quilt is awesome. What an achievement.
    You were generous with your time and
    commitment.

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    This is a gorgeous quilt. What a gift you have made. Thank you for sharing.

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    You can definitely see the ribbon in the design. The colors are wonderful

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    It's beautiful! Love the colors.

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    That is just gorgeous! Even more amazing is that you are a relatively "new" quilter!

    What a great piece to donate. I'm sure it will raise a lot of money, and hope it will be appreciated by whomever it ends up with.

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    WOW!!! Gorgeous!!!

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    Beautiful! Great Job! love the colors.

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    You're an inspiration - both your work and your generosity. Kudos!

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    That is gorgeous!

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    Beautiful quilt for a wonderful cause! I hope it raises lots of $$.

    I won't attempt a bargello even after 6 years of quilting.

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    This is one the most beautiful and stunning bargellos I've seen; as someone else said, I'm not a huge bargello fan, but for this purpose-- the ribbon shape-- it works REALLY well.

    Someone in the pride community is going to go absolutely nuts over it. I'm already imagining a high-drama bidding war.

    Is it a silent auction or a called one? I hope the latter! How fun it will be. Hope you go.

    Beautiful!

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