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Thread: Black and White Glow in the Dark for BFF

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    Senior Member lisalisa's Avatar
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    One day I asked my best friend(who is also my biggest fan), "you want a black and white quilt"? She said "sure" and off we went.

    I had some of her old dresses and lots of scraps.

    This was also the same time that I became a frequent visitor to QB and also the time that she got a blackberry.
    As we would chat every night, I'd read the QB every night and between her being my muse and you all giving me ideas
    this thing took on a life of it's own.

    You name it. It's here. If you see one of your ideas, take a bow because I probably borrowed it from you.

    And in that we called it "Epic Journey". Cause it truly was a journey for us both and the end result was certainly epic.

    I thought about sashing it but really didn't want the blocks to have focus.
    I like that they all run into each other and makes it almost impossible to single out the individual units. The Glow in the dark quilting was sort of an after thought so it is a bit broken up here and there. I used black thread in some places at first.

    It's not perfect by any means, but it didn't need to be. My BFF loves it. I love it. It's soo warm.
    That's all that matters.

    Big thanks to you all for making me able to do this. I wouldn't have been able to pull something this massive off a few months ago without you all, and
    it wouldn't have come out anything like it is without my BFF there to inspire me. It's OUR masterpiece.

    her kids hand prints in the middle
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    Oh - how cool is that?! You made an absolutely beautiful and unique quilt! (I think I'd be awake all nite looking at all the neat variations in the quilting!).

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    What an amazing quilt!! Love that you stitch in glow in the dark thread.

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    Wow you put in a bunch of work on this one, so glad your friend loves it and was such a great help with it, you did
    a wonderful job :-D

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    WOW!!!!!

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    Wow that is sooooo neat. The glow in the dark is very unique (keep the ideas coming....)

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    Oh wow how cool is this!!! I love it! Especially the glow in the dark!!!

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    Awesome quilt...day and night!!!
    Great job!

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    Simply put, for a great quilt, AWESOME!!

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    I love it... what is not to love about this quilt and then to add the glow in the dark.... even better.

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    That's an awesome quilt. As a FYI, I going to copy your glow in the dark ideal. This is the first time I've seen it posted so I've learned something from you. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    That's an awesome quilt. As a FYI, I going to copy your glow in the dark ideal. This is the first time I've seen it posted so I've learned something from you. Thanks for sharing.
    awesome! I'm sure if it was better thought out, you could do a lot with it. Especially with moons and stars. Someone here on the QB mentioned using glow in the dark fabric and I stumbled across the thread inadvertently and started going crazy with the FMQ. Even simple decorative stitches pop right out with it. It's a neat effect and BFF just so happens to love everything that glows.

    BTW closeups and WIP are on my blog.
    http://blockinaround.blogspot.com/

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    WOW ITS GREAT

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    That is a wonderful story quilt.
    I hope she enjoys it for years.

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    Wow! never seen anything like it. Beautiful.

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    WOW, I need to get out more, I had no idea they made glow in the dark thread, this is awesome!!

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    How cool is that!!!!

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    Love it, love it, love it!!!!

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    I think this is so cool.....and beautiful as well!..Regardless of any mistakes, it is perfect because it is for a BFF....made by her BFF!!!

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    Let me add another WOW...very unique :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Oh, wow, great story and quilt. Love the glow in the dark!

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    I don't know which is cooler, the hand prints or the glow in the dark. Both are so fun

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    It's an Awesome quilt! What a great BFF!

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    That sure is one cool quilt.

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