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Thread: Is this a dream or what?

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    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
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    Is this a dream or what?

    I was talking with a friend recently, and she asked if I could use some 2 1/2 inch squares that she had cut for her Mom, who never got them sewn up. I said that I could always use material, and all cut is even better. So, she dropped them off last week, and this is what I got. 3 tubs, 16x24x6 deep and 2 tubs 12x16x6 deep. 1 large and 1 small tub had the cut up squares, and the rest were yardages of material. I can't even begin to guess how many yards of material that she gave me. I am so lucky. I won't try to explain each picture, they just speak for themselves.
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    And the above picture is an example of what I am doing with some of the squares. I counted out how many I would need of each color and am using the idea of a bargello and will take the colors down a couple more strips and then take them up. I am liking how it looks so far.
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    WOW you have received a wonderful gift . That bargello you are making is going to be a beauty!

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    Wow, what a great material gift!!! You will enjoy using all those precut pieces I am sure.

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    What a wonderful gift from a dear quilting lady who probably loved her fabrics as much as we do. She probably had tons of ideas for her squares! I'm glad your friend gave them to you instead of just throwing them away! Your bargello will be lovely! Can't wait to see it and I'm sure if the quilting lady could see it, she would think so too!

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    Neat gift! Your bargello is also coming along nicely~
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    I love your Bargello idea. Congrats on the fabric gift too!
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    You're off to a great start!

    And you just gave me an idea for a ton of assorted blue squares I inherited a few years back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltjoey View Post
    What a wonderful gift from a dear quilting lady who probably loved her fabrics as much as we do. She probably had tons of ideas for her squares! I'm glad your friend gave them to you instead of just throwing them away! Your bargello will be lovely! Can't wait to see it and I'm sure if the quilting lady could see it, she would think so too!
    Ditto. I am just thinking about all the fun you will have with this treasure. Do you plan to make your friend something out of this prize? Take care and have a great time. BrendaK
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    Wow lucky you!

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    Good Job... I like what you have done with them.

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    That is wonderful that all that fabric went to someone who will use it and enjoy it.
    Happy Quilting.

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    Looks like you have the makings of a Watercolor quilt too!
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    Wow..lucky you. I love all those wonderful plaids!!
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    What a great friend to think of you! Have fun!
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    Priceless gift. Love what your doing with the squares.
    Have fun going thru them.

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    Love the beginning of your Bargello. Looks like you will have lots of material to work with for a while. Enjoy!

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    A quilter's dream. You certainly are lucky to be the recipient of such a generous gift. Your friend's mother can rest knowing her dream lives on in you. Good job on the bargello so far. Love the color.

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    Wow!! How great is that!! Feels like Christmas doesn't it?
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    lucky lady already cut... bonus

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    Lucky girl-have fun with it.
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    Congratulations on your windfall! I love the start of your quilt,please show us a pic of it finished!

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    wow you are so lucky

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    Yeaaaaa for you!
    What a wonderful gift. I know you've had fun going through all that fabric.

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    That's great, and you are already starting to use them. I love the Bargello you are making.

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    Lucky you to get these treasures. I like what you are doing with the strips. Enjoy !!!
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