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Thread: Done in Time...Yah...Quilt for my Aunt

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    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
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    This is the quilt I just finished for my 90 year old Aunt that lives in Vermont. She gave me a bag full of scraps during a family reunion. I told her I would make her a quilt. She said that she wanted a green quilt...most of her fabric was purple, not green...I put them together and was worried that the purple was taking over. I went and bought some green borders and a green leaf border...it worked. I think it now calls out the green. I also put flannel on for the backing for those cold Vermont winters. I did find a tutorial on a binding (sew the corners to the edge corner) and for the first time I can say I am proud of the binding...even though I did sew it by hand. My Aunt is a sewer....so I was afriad to sew by machine even though its easier.Handsewing is a pain but it was worth it for this one. I also used a messiger (hope I spelled that right) glove on the hand that was holding the needle...Highly recommend using that glove when hand sewing! no hurt fingers and you can really handle the needle with ease. My husband and I will hand deliver it to her one day this week. Vermont here we come...Hope she like it.
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    It's beautiful and I know she will love it!

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    Nice job. She should love it. Thank you for sharing.

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    Sounds like you have really worked hard to make your aunt such a nice quilt! Am I seeing a cat silhouette on it?? Looks like you appliqued one on it..cute...I am sure your aunt will love it, and the flannel will be so warm!

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    Wow, she had gorgeous scraps and you really made a stunning quilt with them.

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    Beautiful

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    Very nice, it will be a perfect gift for your aunt.

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    It is so beautiful. You did a great job. She will love it.

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    Very pretty

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    The gloves I used were the Machingers gloves is what I found to be the best machine quilting gloves they're lightweight, affordable, and comfortable enough to wear all day.You can also hand sew with these gloves. What a difference they make.

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    It's great how she gave you purple scraps so you could make her a green quilt, and you did! Wonderful job, beautiful quilt!

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    Contrasts make quilts more interesting! The purples and green complement each other perfectly! Great job!

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    She will love it just because you made it for her But you did an excellent job

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    Great job making the colors work together. I've always loved green and purple together and this turned out beautifully. Tell your aunt that you both worked together well on this quilt!

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    Very pretty! I love all the purples.

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    How sweet of you to make her such a beautiful quilt!

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    It turned out beautiful. She will love it.

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    I love this quilt! All of the colors go together so well. And purple is my fav. color. The green comes out very well so I know your Aunt will be thrilled. Great job!!!

    For handsewing the binding, I learned that using Straw Needles is much easier on the hands. Love using them. I think sz 11 are what worked best for me. I searched on the net and found them. Made by John James I think.

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    Bet she will love those bright colors!!!

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    Nice job on the quilt for your aunt! I like the little kitty tucked in there, too!

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    Very pretty! She is once lucky lady to get such a pretty quilt. Love the little kitty silhouette.

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    Very pretty!

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    very pretty and she will love it

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