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    different people different taste

    Isn't it true. Some quilts that we really do not like but finish anyway, will find a home and make people happy!
    I have only made 5 (reversed) quilts since I learned how to quilt, 9 years ago. I had no intention of making quilts either for sale or to give: i just wanted to learn...

    I now have 2 bed size reverse quilts and a reverse laptop quilt that I am keeping but I keep making another quilt and another quilt etc... you know how it all starts don't you?

    I played around with some scraps I had collected from my very few quilts that I have made (3 all together) because I did not want to get overwhelmed by them. So, It allowed me to try different patterns technics, QAYG, leaders/enders etc.

    the first one was a "approximate bed runner" that I found being more like a lapquilt when it was finished. I was not fond of it but placed it on my guest bed anyway. I had made a pillow sham which I am keeping.

    When my 90 y.o aunt came for a 2 night visit, she felt in love with it. WOW she left with it as I was so happy that somebody liked it and I did not want to keep it. loll
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    The second one I did just recently with some more scraps, was kind of designed by my husband on one side while I designed the reverse side which I prefer. Another one that I did not like too much and I had nobody in mind to who I could give.

    When a friend came to visit she said she loved it and she asked me if it was for sale because she was interested in buying it. I could not beleive she liked it enough to offer to pay for it. I know she would not pay much as she is on a thight budget so, I am giving it to her but she does not know yet as I want to make a personalized label for her..

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    So glad they did not end up being UFOs but got all finished ready to move on.... to a home that will welcome them...!!!

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    What a great story !!! and i think they are beautiful quilts.
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    both are great quilts
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    Very nice quilts! Thanks for sharing your story

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    They are beautiful and will be so loved in their new homes! Good for you ~ and you do great work!

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    You have a real talent for design. Those quilts are beautiful.

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    Love the quilts. Please tell your Aunt that I think she is beautiful. You have done a super job on the quilts. I am happy that the ones you didn't care for found a good home. BrendaK
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    OH I like them both! Especially the second one!!!

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    great story and quilts!!!
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    Thank you for sharing your story about your lovely quilts. I make scrap quilts and but find I actually like mine having been quite liberated by just putting bits randomly together and being surprised with the results! I love yours and the design you have done. I am glad they will be loved.

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    Thank you all for your nice comments. as my DH says: "May be I have looked at it too long while making it"
    or it is just not my kind of quilts even if I love scrappy quilts


    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaK View Post
    Love the quilts. Please tell your Aunt that I think she is beautiful. You have done a super job on the quilts. I am happy that the ones you didn't care for found a good home. BrendaK
    I agree! Isn't my aunt pretty? I'll pass your message to her. She is still very active. She lives in Montréal and takes the city bus to go everywhere. She says she uses a cane so that people in the bus see that she could use a seat when the bus is full, and not standing up in the aisle while the bus is moving around. Otherwise, she walks fast and quite steadily. Pretty wise too loll

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    they are beautiful ! What a wonderful home for these quilts you found! I love being able to give things to people that really like something I have, or have made. such a nice story !

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    Beautiful quilts and you're right to each his own. Really like your quilts!!

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    Those are just great/

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    very nice quilts.....

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    Very Nice. thanks for sharing.

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    Great quilts and great that they have found their forever homes!

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    Love them both , and so glad they found a home ! This post brightened my day

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    I really love both...that last one designed by you and hubby is something I have considered...with seeing this, it makes me want to go for it and do one along these lines.

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    Well,,, I can see why they liked them! They are beautiful. I think we work so long on something, that we get tired of them. Go!

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    Your quilts are wonderful !! happy they found new homes !!
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    It warms your heart to find a good home, doesn't it? You know they will be loved and well taken care of and you are free to continue making more!

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    Exactly why I finally was brave enough to post a picture for you all.

    If this can motivate someone to get them done and ready to go and be "adopted" loll there would be less UFO loll and more room for more fabrics

    I just make quilt and try to use the fabric I have (not that much of a collector here) and wait for somebody to express a wish for them. I have started to work on one that my SIL resquested but this is the very first (and hopefully last) one that I do with someone in mind. I am not that good with "special request" .... I like the freedom that quilting brings me

    It is nice that some of you like it. I might change my mind after all (shy)

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    love your quilts. love the last one, might think about doing something like that out of scraps
    very nice quilts you've made
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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