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Thread: A Birthday quilt for a bestie

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    I've had a great friend for almost 10 years- Dani. I don't think in all those years I ever remembered her birthday. OF COURSE she's a great friend and says she doesn't care... but I do!

    So this year, I was actually on top of it, and started and.... >drum roll< finished... yes, finished, a quilt in time to send to Seattle for her birthday on June 1st! Can you even believe it?! I enclosed a card that only read, "I REMEMBERED!!!"

    The fabric was actually for another quilt that I decided against, then when I thought about making one for her, I realized how perfectly it fit her personality and taste.

    When she got it, she texted me and gushed about how perfect it was for her, and how did I know she liked those colors so much, and her grandma quilts and this was 'BY FAR' the prettiest quilt she'd ever seen... Of course it fed my already giant ego :lol: (and sorry, grandma!) but all the same... I'm glad to know she loves it!

    It was a cinch to piece the top, I did easy stitch-in-the-ditching, I used a garage sale find cheater fabric for the border, and I think it turned out nicely! Most of all I'm happy that she'll know that at least ONCE in our friendship, I remembered her birthday. Teehee!
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    What soothing colors, I'm glad your friend liked it.

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    The colors work really well together. Of course she loved it!

    My best friend is in Seattle too. I hope to have her quilt finished in the next week or so ;-)

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    Very pretty!

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    Thank you! ...now to get going to the next project :lol: !

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    Very nice

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    Oh my that is pretty. What a great birthday gift. I can see why she loves it. Great job. Beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

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    I love the way you put this quilt together. I'm lovin the colors. You should be proud of this quilt.

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    Very pretty, what a nice birthday gift for your friend.

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    I love it!!! You sure are a good friend :D

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    I am absolutly in LOVE with these colors together!! I would have never thought of that color combination, it is stunning!!! Can I have one??

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    That really is very pretty. I have somewhat the same situation with a friend of mine. I also plan to have a quilt finished for her by her birthday in November! Wish me luck that I don't forget again!!I've bought an oriental panel as the focus. I just have to figure out how to incorporate it into a quilt. :lol:

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    Great job and fabrics! I think this makes up for all the times you 'forgot'.

    Love that money fabric too! :thumbup:

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    Oh wow, lovely colour combination.

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    It's beautiful. I love the fabrics you chose.

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    Gorgeous! Love the calming colors. Looks like a great snuggle quilt!

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    Very nice Birthday present!!!!!!!!!

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    Great colors that work beautifully with your quilt design. I totally understand why she loves it. I would too.

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    love the fabrics and the colors!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Great job and fabrics! I think this makes up for all the times you 'forgot'.

    Love that money fabric too! :thumbup:
    Haha! The money fabric... I didn't like it- still don't really, but the color was absolutely perfect in there, so I had to include it. It makes me giggle!
    I told her that I hope snuggling under money will bring her more?! :lol:

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    great quilt, love the colors!

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    Beautiful!

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    Wonderful combination of fabrics. You are a good friend!

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    Very nice. :thumbup:

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    Very nice!

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