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Thread: D-I-L's graduation quilt.3 years late? My excuses are...

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    D-I-L's graduation quilt.3 years late? My excuses are...

    She gave me the t- shirts in (hiding head in shame) 2010. I finished the top within 2 months.
    So here are my excuses:
    I hung it, together with a completed pieced backing and completed binding strip, waiting until I bought a long arm.
    Then I started designing baby quilt pattern, so I felt like I should do my "work" sewing first.
    I'm still waiting for that long arm...
    We moved across country.
    I had therapy-surgery-more therapy for a work injury on my wrist. No sewing for now.
    Then we moved into our RV temporarily waiting for a transfer. But I brought the quilt top with me in the rig, along with good intentions.
    It's a queen size. Waaaay too big for my little domestic.
    Uh oh-now the baby is coming. I can't do a baby quilt before I finish Mommy's quilt. (Can I?)
    Guilt finally overcame procrastination. I need to have her send me some close ups of the quilting. Not bad for my little machine in my RV!
    Then it had to fly with me and wouldn't fit in my suitcase, so I made a pillowcase for it. That was my first and what a fun project! The flange fabric was from the quilt, the tiger stripe is from the backing.
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    Nice job! Loved to hear all of your excuses. Some of them sound familiar!

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    excuses

    Quote Originally Posted by lots2do View Post
    Nice job! Loved to hear all of your excuses. Some of them sound familiar!
    eah I just love your excusee....mine are so lame it is good to hear about real ones. Helps motivate me. Thanks for the beautiful quilt.
    candicane(kinda lkie erica cane but not original

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    very nice.....

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    OOOHHHHHH - I LOVE IT - my daughter graduated from Mizzou and my grandson went there for 2 years! I hope they are saving their t-shirts for a quilt someday!
    Nikki in MO

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    I love the design, so different from most T-shirt quilts I've seen. Great job, no matter how long it took!

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    Looks great! and now which of your cute baby patterns will this new baby get?

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    Congratulations! You finished it!!! Don't you feel like a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders? Good for you!
    Go forth and sew!

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    nicely done...
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    Elaine, I'm working on an elephant. My kids say the room is gray and pink with a splash of tangerine. Very elephant-ish!

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    I can't even imagine quilting a t-shirt quilt in an RV on a DSM. Congrats on getting it done and not finding more excuses (although your description of how you managed to put it off is hilarious). The quilt looks super.

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    nice job!!!!
    QUILTNMO

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    this is definitely the best t-shirt quilt I have seen!!!
    God Bless Quilters and Sewers
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    Great looking quilt.

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    The BQ patterns from Maple Island quilts are perfect for tshirts! That's what this is.
    And look-I followed the pattern E X A C T L Y! Might be a first for me!

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    I don't know..... that baby can grow up awfully fast!!! Glad you got it done.

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    Great t-shirt quilt! One of the best I've ever seen. She certainly will feel it was worth the wait. Aren't you feeling great that you finished it for her?
    Mavis

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    Neat quilt! Kudos to you for wrestling it through your machine in a RV.

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    awesome work
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    late is fine... it's beautiful!

    i've only made two SMALL quilts... but in my knitting life i know about projects taking a long time. i have a cousin who had a baby and the baby blanket arrived when the baby was 2
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    No mater how long it took and why at least you completed it and I bet she was thrilled with the result. Great job on it!!
    Helen T.

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    As a Tiger myself, I love it and just agree with others who have said, best T-shirt quilt pattern ever. Go Mizzou! Maybe next year we can make the Final Four.

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    That is a beautiful Tshirt quilt !!! One of the best i've seen. Oh....and a beautiful home as well !
    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    Very nice quilt with nice excuses too. lol.. Worth the wait.

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    As they say "better late than never"! And this looks like it was well worth the wait!

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