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Thread: Cheaper by the Dozen - quilt for mother

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    Super Member JanTx's Avatar
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    Pattern: Cheaper by the Dozen (uses 12 fat quarters)

    Fabric: got it in a kit and don't remember, but someone recognized the floral print when I posted the top only.

    Quilting: a friend who has just started quilting for others did this for me. She's quilted her own for about a year, but just now feels confident enough to quilt for others.

    I usually bring the backing over for the binding, but did a separate binding for this one. Did "cheat" and machine stitch, but like the way the scallop looks with the quilting.

    THis is the first one where I joined the ends of the binding so they fit snugly - rather than overlapping them. I really like how that came out and learned it from this tutorial:
    http://sewfunwiththesecretcloset.blo...e-binding.html

    Backing is from local quilt shop, but I learned that a delicate print doesn't show up. I often use sheets and when I pay for a backing I want to see it! WHen you're halfway across the room this just looks solid white.

    My mother's birthday is next week. She's been hinting for a quilt, but has no idea this is coming. I tested the waters by giving her two table toppers for Mother's Day. She uses them all the time and shows them off to friends so she moved to tht top of the Quilt Worthy list! (She's VERY picky and I just wasn't sure until then.)
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    Love the fabrics! Nice quilt!

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    She's going to love it!

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    Very nice, I'm sure your mother will treasure it! :-)

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    Love the colors in this pretty quilt!

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    Beautiful quilt... I'm sure that your mother will love it :-D

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    I think this one is my favorite. I have used a couple of your fabrics in making for others...i love it...if my daughter was to give me something like this i would cry and cry. beautiful. let us know how she liked it...

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    Oh very pretty....I love it and she will, too!!!

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    Beautiful birthday gift, mom will love it.

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    Lucy Mom!!

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    Very pretty

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    Thank you for the link you shared. I found lots of inspiration on this site. I love your quilt. Beautiful job on it.

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    Jan, your mother is going to love this quilt. It reminds me of Shabby Chic colors and design. It is beautiful indeed.

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    She will love it. Nice soft colors.. nice quilting!! all around nice

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    Beautiful colors. Lucky Mom.

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    Very pretty. Your mom will love it. Thanks for the link for the binding tutorial. I'm about to attempt my first binding and it was very helpful.

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    VERY NICE LOVE THE COLORS SHE WILL LOVE IT

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    So pretty! Love those soft colored fabrics :D:D:D

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    My mother rents a house on a river in the Texas Hill Country each summer for our family to share a 5 day vacation together. That's my mother, my husband and I, our two grown kids, one son-in-law, and 2 grandboys - ages 3 and barely 4. This event happens to coincide with her birthday. Last year she turned 80 and I had contacted everyone I could think of to send me a birthday card for her - I was aiming at 80 of them, but got over 100. She has played with those cards all year! I found a really pretty box to put them in and they have pride of place in her living room. This year it's The Quilt. I know she'll love it! Good thing she doesn't live here in town with me or I'd be over there now showing it off! I'm just proud I'm not finishing it at midnight the day before we leave!

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    Looks like Tanya Whelan fabric--love her designs! Gorgeous!!! Love the extra wavy line detail on the binding.

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    Love the soft dainty fabric. Wonderful!!

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    Love the soft dainty fabric. Wonderful!!

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    very pretty!!

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    @sewmanyideas - that does sound right - Tanya Whelan for Westminster? They are beautiful and feel SOOO good. This was the first quilt I made that had such luscious fabrics. I pieced it back in January and just now am getting it finished.

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    QUILT WORTHY>.I love that...

    really is nice...and I like the backing...it is stately looking...

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