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Thread: Charity's quilt

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    Super Member wesing's Avatar
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    My wife and I have no children. When we purchased our house 10 years ago, it had way more room than we needed, including 4 bedrooms. We agreed that if we could use the house to bless someone, we would do it within reason. Since then we have been fortunate to have 5 college age kids live with us for varying amounts of time between 5 months and 1 year. The last boy who lived with us is a good friend whose dad pastors a wonderful church in Birmingham. He got married a year ago, and now they are expecting a girl.

    We bought a FQ 12-pack of various lilac prints at Mountain Stitches by Susan in Gatlinburg earlier this year. We loved the soft look of all the purples, but had no plan for them. When we started the quilt for our "granddaughter," these FQs were an obvious choice. We used YBR, and added border, back and binding fabrics from Joann. Since we had 12 FQs, we decided to make another quilt for later. Tonight Kim bound the gift quilt and I bound the "extra." Now we're ahead for the first time in our quilting lives!

    Thanks for looking.

    Darren

    Both quilts side by side
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    Front of quilt
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    Back of quilt
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    Close-up of quilting
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    Border is darker; I think it makes a nice frame.
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    Your story warms my heart - and the quilt is beautiful! LOVE the quilting :)

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    just a wonderful spirit........They will treasure it.........

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    They are so very pretty and perfect for a liitle girl.

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    Awesome quilts and even more awesome story. Good for you!

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    Love the story and the quilts. You have been a blessing and you have blessed!

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    It was fun to read your story and to see the quilts Thanks

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting

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    Wonderful quilt and the story is so heart-warming!! I always enjoy your posts but this one is extra special, Darren!!
    PS. Do you take in middle-aged women??? LOL :D:D
    I need somewhere to go to find myself !!!

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    You two are such a wonderful couple. I love your story and know the kids have been blessed by staying in uour home. The quilts are lovely.

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    Beautiful...and a lovely story as well.

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    The quilts are wonderful.
    Very nice of you to share your story!

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    Very pretty.

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    Fantastic !!!

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    Beautiful quilts!
    Maureen

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    I soo admire you two for all you do!!! I have always said it takes more than genes to make "parents" You have a great extended family and I am sure they appreciate it!!!!

    Great quilt - I am sure it will be cherished. Please be sure to add a label to the back - it will be important as the quilt is passed thru generations.!!!! cheryl

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    Beautiful quilts from very generous people!

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    Gorgeous....love the color choice........

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    That is beautiful!

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    Just beautiful!!!!

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