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Thread: FINALLY DONE!

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    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
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    Ok, I finally finished the quilt top and I can go to bed.
    I just need to pick the little threads off of it, then get on with the quilting.
    Anyone want to help??

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    Beautiful! Love the embroidery in the middle, too. Now, what's the story behind that???? Who's the sailor?

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    Sweet!

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    Very pretty, you've got to tell us the scoop on the sailor!

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    TA DA!! It really looks wonderful finished. Love your corners!

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    That is fantastic!!! You did an excellent job and I love the embroidery in the center. Perfect!

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    Fantastic, absolutely gorgeous - but come on - tell?? who's the sailor?? :wink:

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    it looks great!! I love the embroidery work too :) good job girl!

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    Who is the sailor?
    Well, I would say it's my husband, but it's not.
    Oh, he IS a sailor, but it's not him.
    My boyfriend? Nope, he's not a sailor either.
    He's the cabana boy on the tropical island I "disappear" to in my dreams.
    So, who is the sailor?
    Enquiring minds want to know......

    It's actually no one in particular. I am making/made the quilt for the Dolphin Scholarship Auction. It's an auction that raises money for children of Submarine Sailors. I wanted to put the "dolphins" in the middle and "My Heart Belongs To My Submariner", but I couldn't find anyone to digitize for me. I have misplaced my program that came with my machine to do those things. Soooo....I just changed it around to make it a "generic" sailor. Most of the people who attend the auction are Active Duty, Retired and sometimes just friends of Navy people. It's not just exclusive to the Submarine Community. So, with my changing it to Sailor, more people can actually bid on it.
    I don't mind making it and donating it because it is for a good cause and maybe one day, one of my girls will apply for the scholarship and be a recipient of some of the money raised from this quilt. Who knows?
    So, now you know the story........and you all thought it was a juicy, love story, huh? ;)

    BTW...the last hand made quilt that I know of that was auctioned off was an Hawaiian Shirt Quilt at the auction in Hawaii
    ( http://www.paperpanache.com/guests/ashirt.htm )
    and it brought in almost $1000.
    I don't expect mine to bring in that much, but every little bit helps. I just hope they start the bid at atleast $100.

    edit* Forgot to add my Thank You's to all.
    So, thank you everyone!

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    I'll bet it brings in a bundle!!!! How generous of you to donate your skills and your hard work!

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    I don't expect mine to bring in that much, but every little bit helps. I just hope they start the bid at atleast $100.


    It better! :twisted: That is so beautiful! I cannot imagine the time it took to sew all those log cabin squares together!

    I assumed it was your hubby! :-)

    Thanks for the website!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmony
    I'll bet it brings in a bundle!!!! How generous of you to donate your skills and your hard work!
    I hope so. Being on an island in the middle of the Pacific. Ok, I got the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Philipine (sp) Sea on the other, they might not appreciate something warm and cozy, but then again....being military, we do move alot, sometimes.


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    Well it may not be a juicy love story, but it sure is a worthwhile cause, I take my hat 'off' to you, and enjoyed the mystery while it lasted ....you could have spun it out for a while.....lol!! :wink:

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    I know, I should have let the enquiring minds go for a bit, but nahh...I'm actually a nice person, so I decided to give it up now. :)
    Now, I have the FUN part of finishing it off.
    Anyone want to help? I have great ocean views/tropical breezes at my house. You'd get your OWN bed, but would have to share it with at least 1 cat. No man around the house to get in the way. He's on "vacation" at the moment. Heck...I'll even cook for you!! Then, if you wanted to take a break, we could walk down to the beach and go for a swim. I have snorkel and dive gear, so we could do that too!
    Any takers??
    Sorry, you have to provide your OWN plane ticket.

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    Awwwwhhh tirnhi, you had me dreaming.....again......until the last line woke me up!!

    Bit too far from Spain.....thanks for the offer it's very tempting!! :-)

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    Very nice!!! What a lot of work!! Your quilt should bring in some good bids I'm sure!! I like the effect of doing the log cabin blocks all in one color! I wouldn't have thought of doing that.

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    Beautiful quilt. Great job. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:Pam W.

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    Thanks everyone!

    I saw a picture of the quilt. Found the instructions to it, printed it all out. 26 pages!! It had me so confused because the colors they used on the directions all ran together and you couldn't tell one color from another. I just decided to do it MY way and go for it. Once I got into it, there was no going back. Half way thru, I started getting bored with it, but kept forging on. Now, the top is done and I'm going to take a break from it for a couple days....do another top or start another top. (I'm thinking maybe of making some crumb blocks because everyone has been talking about them)....then I will pick the heart back up and start the quilting portion of it.

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    tlrnhi It turned out beautifully!!! :thumbup: I'm sooo glad you went with the blocks for the border and the red corners are great!!! You did a beautiful job!! I bet it goes for much more than you think it will!! Such a wonderful cause too. I just love it I do :D :D !!! Thanks for the link to the Hawaiian Shirt Pattern, is that too cute or what!!

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    Thanks!
    I need to take it over to a friend of mine that goes to these autions all the time to see what she thinks.

    I keep losing that pattern for the Hawaiian Shirt, so I printed out about 10 copies and have 2 in my book, one saved to a disk and the others I sent to friends. Now if I ever lose it, I know where I can find it. hehe

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    A very beautiful quilt :D how wonderful you are to make it for such a great cause :D I am betting that it will bring in a heap of money to your cause! :D I wish that I could come and help you, I would even cook you some meals too :mrgreen: Have fun finishing it up :D

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    Very nice. And what a nice thing to do to donate it.

    Kyia

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    Let us know what your quilt brings. That is intereesting! No matter what it brings it is still priceless and the feeling you have from doing it is priceless also. I love hearing how people donate their works of arts.

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    Ok, now I'm having the problem of quilting it.
    I started to machine quilt it....don't like how it comes out.
    I tried hand quilting it....don't like that either.
    So, my idea now is to machine embroider little hearts all over it.
    OR
    Tie it.
    I didn't like the machine quilt because I didn't like the white thread showing thru on the red fabric. I know, I could have changed to red, but that's just too much of a bother for me. I'm not that good at machine quilting. I just do the basic.
    I could have done red with the hand stitching, which I did, but didn't like it.

    So, what do you think???

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    Oh tlrnhi..I'd love to be on my way and I'd love to help you finish that beautiful quilt..just can't leave hubby at the moment :cry: That is a great quilt and how nice of you to donate it to such a great cause. I'm sure it will bring in a LOT more than 100.00! Best of luck with the auction and I guess I'll just have to dream of that beach 8)

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