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Thread: Fabulous Felines for my DIL

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    Smile Fabulous Felines for my DIL

    I fell in love with the Laurel Burch Fabulous Felines panels. When my son told me that that he and his wife fought over the couch quilt I sent him last year, I decided that a "Quilt Intervention" was necessary and my DIL needed her own couch quilt. I discovered that the panel motifs were "wonky", not square. So I made a wonky log cabin design using the QAYG method. I made a lot of mistakes. The label on the back covers an area where the sashings did not meet up. AND then, silly me, I washed it before quilting the sashings. The batting in the sashings came loose. In order to fix my goof I slashed the sashing in the middle, staightened the batting, then appliqued a patch over the goofs. It is a good thing that the Quilt Police left my house in disgust a long time ago.

    That is Leroy the Lab in front of the quilt. He is my blond shadow.
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    Last edited by Caroline S; 03-07-2013 at 06:03 AM.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Well, it just shows to go ya! Quilters are a very ingenious group- we can pretty much figure out any problem! I think your quilt is beautiful- love those Laurel Burch fabrics.

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    Love the quilt and Leroy is just adorable.

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    Well, in spite of all your problems, I love it!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    My Mom always told me that when you take a mistake and make it look good; you have become an accomplished seamtress or quilter. You are there Caroline, your quilt is terrific. Leroy is very handsome.
    Pat M.

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    Very nicely done.

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    I love it! Great job with the whole thing

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    Love the quilt!
    You know what? I believe our "mistakes" make us better quilters and more creative thinkers!

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    Quilt Intervention! I love it! I love this quilt and I am sure your DIL will too. It is pretty front and back and the label is sew cute.
    Bernice
    City girl with a country heart!

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    It looks great and now they can cuddle with their own quilts!

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    Love the dog admiring the quilt! Yes, I love the quilt too!

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    Your quilt is fun and lively! Well done!! Your Leroy is very handsome!
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    nicely done
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    I don't know which I like more: your quilt or your description! Quilt Intervention is a hilarious. And don't you just love labs! I have a feeling your dear DIL is fortunate to have a dear MIL!
    Ruth

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    A wonderful, happy quilt. Leroy is checking it out the quilt and thinking "why cats all the time, can't Laurel Birch fabric include us fabulous canine?!"

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    What a great quilt! I think the measure of a great quilter is whether or not boo boos can be compensated well. It also helps if you never notice the problem until the quilt is completed:when some one points it out,you can say it's an intentional design improvement!
    Life may not be the party we planned for,but while we are here we should dance!

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    Awesome job!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    well, you did a good job.. it's very cute!! I made a quilt recently , washed it and the batting moved in the border. where was my head? I managed to straighten it out and quilt the border more. lesson learned, again!!

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    Part of being a quilter is learning how to cover multiple sins. Love those cats!!

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    I love everything about your quilt. If you hadn't told us about your mistakes no one would have guessed. You planned it that way all along, didn't you?

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    Great job, love Leroy!!!!!!!

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    Very pretty quilt!

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    It's not covering up a flub -- it's customizing! and cleverly done, too. Nice job!

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    It's so very pretty!! You gave me an idea for a whirlpool quilt block I just finished and want to make a quilt from it. Thanks for sharing! LOVE Laurel Burch fabrics and you made great use of them.

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    Very nice quilt. I love all the colors and patterns.

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