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Thread: Blue and yellow Log Cabin

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    Blue and yellow Log Cabin

    My wife moved from GA to TN in 1991 to attend Bible college. When she got here the first person she met was "Mom Allen." Mom Allen adopted her and became her TN mom. Now, twenty-plus years later they are still good friends.

    After we got some of our backlog down, she wanted to commission us to make her a quilt to use as a bedspread in her room. We agreed to do it, but of course we could not let her pay us. She picked the Log Cabin block and said she'd like it to be yellow and blue. She left everything else up to us. We have been working on it since summer, but Kim's dad passed away in July and my dad spent 89 days in the hospital in the fall, and got out the day before Christmas Eve. We are starting to recover and had been working on the quilt casually, but last week we found out that our dear friend has terminal cancer. We have been working double-time to get it finished will be giving it to her in a few minutes. Let me know what you think.

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    nice quilt im sure she will love it

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    very pretty

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    I never would have thought of a green center block, but it is very striking. Good job.
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    Very pretty, Sorry she is sick.

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    Love the colors, quilting is great also

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    Gorgeous!!!!!
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    You did a wonderful job. She will love it!

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    Beautiful quilt, really like the design. So sorry to hear about all the things going on your life. Hope all goes well.

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    Beautiful! Thanks for showing.

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    Renee -

    We really wanted to use the traditional red centers, but we were afraid it would look juvenile with a red-yellow-blue primary color scheme. We found the yellow floral in our stash and decided the green would be perfect and tie the blue and yellow together.

    A bit more info about the quilt: The blocks were constructed using Eleanor Burn's Jelly Roll method. The quilt is 100" square. My wife specifically wanted this quilting pattern because the leaves remind her of hearts. The layout is "Starlight."

    Thanks,

    Darren

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    Very pretty.

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    It's beautiful. It looks very cheerful and I'm sure your friend will love it.

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    Very pretty. Great quilting.
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    Beautiful .. those green centers are just perfect!

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    My thoughts are that it is beautiful, and she will love it!
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    What you do for others lives forever.

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    It turned out beautiful. Your friend will love it. Sorry to hear she's so ill but this quilt will comfort her during the time she has left.
    Miss Rita

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    Very pretty quilt - I'm sure she will get great comfort from it.

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    That will surely cheer her up. Ilove the blue border fabric you chose. Peggy
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    Your quilt and quilting are exquisite. The green centers ar unique but remind me of green and living things. I am sure this will make your friend feel better and loved very much. Sending hugs for all of you.
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    Really,really, beautiful!!!

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    What pretty colors together. Nice job.

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    Beautiful log cabin, love the colors

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    Nice quilt and quilting

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    I'm sorry for all the loss and potential loss you and your wife will experience. Mom Allen will appreciate your kindness very much, I'm sure. The quilting looks like many hearts, that will reach around her and cover her in your warmth and love.

    Love the way the green center block just pops! I've recently made a light/dark blue log cabin and let me tell you the center was just there...not popping or anything. What a difference adding a splash of color does! Like it!
    Go forth and sew!

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