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    Feeling like a Ghee's Bend quilter but not postage stamp quality!

    A cousin spearheads a group that makes donation mission quilts for their church. Last year they made 77 not so pretty quilts and not sure if they could do the same this year. To help them along I went through some stuff I had. After finding a bunch of precut 7 inch squares from clothing sewing days I was able to piece together 3- 60 x 80 tops and 1 42 x 42 top. Using the serger to piece made quick work and added durablity to seams. Not pretty sewing but fast and easy. From some leftover seersucker I pieced a 45 x 60 top and this 60 x 80 top. Putting this one together I took a big piece, added another, then another just as if I was sewing a big crumb block. I felt like a Ghee's Bend quilter, but don't plan on seeing this on a postage stamp.Name:  001 (2).JPG
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    Great job. I am sure your cousins church will be delighted with your wonderful quilts. I love your quote as well, in my home the spiders are safe most of the time!!

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    Gladie; I am very familiar with piecing quilts that look a lot like yours. We do the same in the winter months at our church and most are sent overseas to missions. I recently read a book about the help given in Liberia during a civil war in the late 90's and it was described how the people came to receive comforts to call their own and it would break your heart to know the hardships they endured. It was called Tears of the Rain. They use them for their beds in dirt huts. You have been busy caring for others! N.
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    Oh thanks Nancy. You just know how to make my day! I know I could be doing the same in my own church, but oftentimes don't find the time to fit their schedule. This way I can sew on my own and still give. We quilters so often get caught up in making something beautiful that we forget there are many around the world who just need something to wrap themselves or their meager belongings in. It is heartbreaking to know who little they actually have.
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    Pretty pastels - great project.
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    Beautiful and beautiful colors, looks like sherbet. All will be loved.
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    Great of you to do this! I received some instructions from a church a few years ago on how to make baby quilts and they stressed to make them sturdy - no hand quilting - because they would be washed in creeks or rivers and beat on rocks to get them clean.
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    OK, you're just awesome! This will keep someone warm.
    PS Can we see picts of the others?
    Last edited by dublb; 06-02-2012 at 06:44 PM.
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    I think it looks great! It looks like the colour block designs from the '70's. A couple of big flower appliqués or peace signs and it would be groovy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    Beautiful and beautiful colors, looks like sherbet. All will be loved.
    That's what I thought, too. And don't kid yourself... a gift of a quilt is a wonderful thing even if the seams aren't picture perfect!
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    Most times I think these quilts are the best and most beautiful of all......Mainly because they are the epitome of a quilt....three layers stitched together, with love, care and utility in mind. No matter where it travels and what it's use it will always carry with it beauty and function.

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    Great job, thank you for sharing Have a blessed day Ellen

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    Great job!!!!

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    OKSGlad ... You are a true blessing to those who will receive your kindness! The one you have shown us has such a fresh and cheery look to it. I'm sure your others are just as lovely and will be so welcomed!
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    Nice way to use scraps and for such a good cause.

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    Thank you all--for it is in giving that we receive. I still remember my sister, a Peace Corps volunteer, told of the young man who wore a t-shirt ribbing around his neck. When asked why, she was told the man was showing that at one time he could afford to have a shirt. Makes us think twice, doesn't it?
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    At one time I had heard that a group was making not so pretty quilts for the homeless that lived in tents and under bridges. They needed them to be warm, but if they were pretty, they would get stolen from them.
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    Love the quilt, Just working on the computer and looking at my spiders today debating where to clean house or quilt. OK quilting will probably win out

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    very nice and so springy, thanks for sharing

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    Love your quilt! Bless you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenquilt View Post
    Love the quilt, Just working on the computer and looking at my spiders today debating where to clean house or quilt. OK quilting will probably win out
    Oh but once in a while I have to shake them up and let them know I'm still here!! Another advantage to getting this sewing done as I'm doing a little cleaning, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker View Post
    Most times I think these quilts are the best and most beautiful of all......Mainly because they are the epitome of a quilt....three layers stitched together, with love, care and utility in mind. No matter where it travels and what it's use it will always carry with it beauty and function.
    What a lovely thing to say, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    OKSGlad ... You are a true blessing to those who will receive your kindness! The one you have shown us has such a fresh and cheery look to it. I'm sure your others are just as lovely and will be so welcomed!
    Thanks QE, I showed the best one! I've also gone through fabric and now have 6 plastic grocery bags full of fabrics, quilt tops, and flat sheets. Now to rearrange the spiders.
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    Oh OKSGlad ... don't rearrange those spiders too much ... After all DSs GF needs to experience the full ambience!!!! So the accumulated stash in the bags, will it stay with you or go along with the quilts?
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    I agree with you, EarthWalker!

    She said: Most times I think these quilts are the best and most beautiful of all......Mainly because they are the epitome of a quilt....three layers stitched together, with love, care and utility in mind. No matter where it travels and what it's use it will always carry with it beauty and function.

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