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Thread: An emergency quilt

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    I got a call from a friend on Friday. I made her a quilt for her grand daughter 4 years ago ( her son's daughter). It has butterflies, is extremely simple, and she loves it. He daughter had a baby boy in December. She leaves next week to visit her daughter in South Carolina. She got a call from her daughter complaining that I made a quilt for the girl but have not made one for her son yet. My friend called me and asked what to get as fabrics and threads, etc. She knows I can not give away a quilt right now, so she went on Saturday to our LQS and they helped her all she needed. She came with the materials on Sunday and I started working on it right away. I just finished it.
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    Very cute and a GREAT emergency design.

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    love it!

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    The quilting is great! Good job. Personally, I cannot imagine complaining that someone did not make one of my kids a quilt when they made the other one a quilt. I can understand if she would have asked politely if she could pay you for your time and all the materials because she didn't want her son to feel slighted, but to complain? Ouch. You must really be a sweetheart because I would have probably said, SORRY and left it at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MistyMarie
    The quilting is great! Good job. Personally, I cannot imagine complaining that someone did not make one of my kids a quilt when they made the other one a quilt. I can understand if she would have asked politely if she could pay you for your time and all the materials because she didn't want her son to feel slighted, but to complain? Ouch. You must really be a sweetheart because I would have probably said, SORRY and left it at that.
    She complained to her mother and she is the one I am making the quilt for. My time and effort will be well compensated for. Let's put it this way: My friend is a great tipper. She will bring the quilt to her daughter. I am well aware there is a lot of issues between her daughter and her daughter in law and I am not surprised this issue happened. I have heard some amazing stories about jealousy from them.

    It amuses me, because I have 2 siblings and I am the only one away from home. My sister gets to see my Mom any time she wants and my brother is across the street from her and she takes care of his kids. I am not a bit jealous of whatever either one of them gets from her. I am just happy to be able to talk to her any time I want.

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    Nice job and in record time, too. Kudos. :thumbup:

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    What a great quilt ! You do good work --when the heat is one :wink: --- At least your friend realized the quilt was not made due to lack of funds and not because you didn't want to :lol:

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    You are a nice person..nice quilt

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    emergency quilter- hmmm, maybe I need you close by- I always seem to have emergency requests.

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    I really like it!!! :thumbup:

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    Wow, that was fast, it's still smokin'! Beautiful quilt! I love the fabrics that were chosen. Great job on the quilting too! Sorry about the conflicts, I have family members like that also!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1quilt_gma
    You are a nice person..nice quilt
    I was just thinking the same thing :D HUGS

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    great quilt! Nice of you to help her out

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    Now that's a keeper! Love what you did and on short notice!
    Very vibrant colors & all.

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    beautiful, thanks for sharing

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    Good for you for being a good friend. Sounds like she has enough to deal with. I see you put a name on it too! Nice quilting!

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    Great job getting it done!!!


    I just realized that I forgot to take a picture of a quilt I just whipped up for my Physical Therapist, he just had a baby girl. I pulled it out of the dryer this morning and tossed it in a gift bag and it's in the car waiting for my apt after work. I don't have a camara.... Oh Well!!!

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    so beauitful!!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Jim's Gem: Oh No!!!!! Does your cell phone have a camera?
    Maride, you are a good friend to do this so quickly and beautifully for her. The stitching is excellent. What kind of machine did you do the stitching on? You are very skilled.

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    Great quilt. Love the stripes.

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    Great job!!

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    Thanks for all the nice comments. I feel like I cheated because the design is so simple, but she wanted it to be as similar to the original one I made as possible, so I used the exact same design.

    I use a Bernina 630. I love that baby. In the middle of it she asked me to take her for routine service. I may have to do that soon. Yes, this machine "talks" the first time I got the message that it was time to oil it (every 180,000 stitches) I was very surprised. How she knows I forget? If my car didn't remind me too it wouldn't get done.

    Maria

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    Nice work!

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    That is so cute. What a bright and pretty baby quilt. You did a great job.

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    Very cute

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