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Thread: Finally sewing again!

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    Super Member blondeslave's Avatar
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    I've had a tough year-my back completely went out on me in January and after a lot of PT I was back in action by May. Then in June I lost a close friend to ovarian cancer. Bravest woman I've ever met. I just couldn't get myself moving and sewing again but wanted to make a memory quilt for Pat's partner of 32 years. I was off last week and finally got to it. The to is all pieced and waiting for borders which I hope to get done this weekend. Then I have to figure out how to get it quilted. I am terrible at FMQ and want this to be special. A picture of Pat will be on the back and some special items meaningful to Carol. So I thought I'd show it before it's finished and maybe that will spur me on to get it done. Keep in mind I'm fairly new to quilting. Weird variation of a D9P.
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    I love how those colors and prints play well together. Great job.

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    I like it! So will your friends partner. How good of this to do this for her.

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    Your motives are wonderful...there are some gifts that words cannot complete. Complete it to validate your own feelings for your friend.

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    I like it too. Great quilt. Post pics again when finished please.

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    very nice quilt for just beginning. maybe you will luck in and find a LAQ in your neck of the woods that will do it for about $50. have one around here that will do panagrams for that.

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    Beautiful

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    Thank you for the encouragement. I chuckle when I look at the fabrics I chose. Carol is a brilliant business woman always in suits-even her weekend clothes are khakis and polos. Pat had a wonderful zeal for life and a great sense of humor-her favorite color was red so I think she helped with choosing the fabric. I'll just tell Carol I didn't have any houndstooth or Burberry fabric in my stash. She's a vegetarian and I've always had this fantasy of making her a tote-very conservative on the outside with the Lorelei(sp) veggie ladies on the inside.

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    I love the quilt and the thought behind it! It's a lovely thing to do for your friend's partner.

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    Welcome back to sewing. The layout looks great.

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    First welcome back and so glad you are feeling better. I love the colors and the layout. Beautiful gesture and gives me the idea to make one for my DB whose lost his wife in June from breast cancer.

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    Beautiful quilt and love the colors. It will be a cherished quilt.

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    Carol will treasure it forever! What a great quilt to keep Pat's memory alive!
    What a very nice thing for you to do!
    God bless you!
    Glad you're feeling better and are back with us!

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    nice colors and don't you just love the D9P pattern. I'am quilting one now and have blocks half done for another one. Barb

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