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Thread: Every Good and Perfect Gift, #3

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    Every Good and Perfect Gift, #3

    We started making our graduating high-school Seniors quilts to commemorate moving on to the next phase of their life. For 2012 our theme was “Every Good and Perfect Gift” the graduate being the good and perfect gift, not the quilt (grin).

    The pattern for Amanda’s quilt, #3 in the 2012 graduation series, is the “Beach Quilt” pattern in Kaffe Fassett’s book ‘Quilts in Sweden’. Since Amanda is a dancer and is very active, I wanted both the fabrics and the pattern to have or suggest movement.

    The column is personalized with ballet slippers, year of graduation and high-school initials, church logo, and three squares to remind Amanda of her church family. That column was the culmination of some serious planning, fabric and color analysis, measuring, execution and teamwork. The collaboration is, for me, a big part of the fun!

    Thanks for looking!
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    Beautiful quilt & what a nice thing you do!

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    Beautiful quilt, beautiful thought! I know she was thrilled!
    ~( ) Jeri

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    Gorgeous Quilt I bet she loved it
    May you always have Love to Share , Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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    Love the story behind the quilt. Beautiful, I know she will love it.

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    What a pretty quilt for a beautiful young lady! You and your group did yourselves proud. Her smile say's it all.
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    nicely done
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    Beautiful quilt. Love the soft, feminine colors. Amanda is a beautiful young woman and sure looks pleased with the quilt.

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    Your church group has started a wonderful tradition. With such a personalized quilt, each graduate is certain to treasure their church family and feel God's love as they try their wings in the world.

    Dayle

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    Just lovely, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Another excellent quilt! I like the off-set strip. Again, lots of meaning to the symbols! You are truly a blessing to these young adults. I hope they stay true to their beliefs!

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    I am in a group from our church and we made quilts for our seniors last year. Ours are not as fancy as only 3 of us had ever made quilts before. But the seniors loved them and we are doing it again this year. Your quilts are wonderful and it's nice to have them personalized like that.
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    Beautiful quilt and young woman. This is a wonderful idea that I will share with our Church quilting guild.
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    A beautiful, thoughtful quilt! Loved your pictures and the great big smiles!
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    What an awesome thing you did, she will treasure it forever. Great job.

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    nice

    she looks happy with her quilt

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    I'm a long-time sewer who recently started getting into quilting ... As far as "fancy", I look for patterns that can be constructed using strips the width of the fabric ("Strip easy" by Christiane Meurier is my go-to for inspiration). Stripping really saves on time and IMO makes the quilt look more complicated than it actually is. And I get so much out of the making ...
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    Thanks for sharing this story and the pictures. I loved seeing everything. The quilt is beautiful and a labor of love.
    RedGarnet222

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    I love the quilt and your churches tradition of sending them out with love!

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    beautiful quilt. an i bet the grads love them.

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    Absolutely beautiful!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Beautiful quilt and what a nice thing you do for your graduates.

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    Great job! Love the applique and colors.
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    That is one gorgeous quilt.

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    very nice!!!!
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