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    Finished at last

    I went Goodwill shopping several months ago and found a hugh bag of fabric scraps for $1.50. Got it home and found out that it was actually a bag of quilt blocks, enough to make 2 nice sized quilts, mostly hand sewn.

    It made me wonder what became of the person who so lovingly and patiently sewed these tiny little squares together by hand . . . and then didn't finish the quilt. The material from one definitely came from shirts, house dresses, etc.

    The bag got "lost" in my sewing room until this past weekend. I organized the blocks, checked my stash and found enough to make strips and borders to enlarge the quilt and a back. I also had left over batting for the sandwich.

    So here is my quilt with a past. I hope the lady that never got to finish her quilt would like what I did.
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    OOOO!! How wonderful of you to finish. It is lovely.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    It's beautiful! I'm sure the person, who put her heart into those blocks, would be very proud of what you've done with them. It's as if you've somehow linked souls, with another quilter.
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    If you look closely, you can see the quilt is very happy. Someone cared enough to finish and give it a home. You will be blessed for caring.
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    What a wonderful ending to this sweet quilt's story! Good on you!
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    So lucky you bought the bag and knew what to do with the blocks!
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    what a great goodwill find! you did a great job putting them together.
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    It is nice when some one finishes a quilt for another

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    How creative of you to take someone's UFO and bring it to life. The quilt looks great.

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    that is wonderful - the quilt and the deal!
    So many quilts, so little time :-)

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    good job on completing the squares.
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    lovely quilt. I am sure the person would love this finished quilt. One never knows why so much stuff is tossed out. Good that we can complete UFO's that would otherwise get lost forever.

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    I enjoyed your story very much. The quilt is so beautiful and how wonderful that you took the time with loving hands to finish what was started.
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    Nice job and all for $1.50. Double wow.
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    Very pretty

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    Happly ending sqares, u r home now

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    Great save and great quilt! I bundle up UFO's that I know I don't want to finish and donate them. I always hope someone else will finish them. One person's trash is another's treasure!

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    Oh what a wonderful quilt!!!!

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    Arizona Kat to the rescue...how wonderful. The quilt is lovely and I am so happy to know it is now rescued and will be used.

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    Lucky you!! Those are beautiful. I'm so glad they went to someone who appreciates them

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    Great job! You have inspired me to work on some of my UFOs and go shopping at the thrift stores to find something fun. Thanks!

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    Isn't it a wonderful feeling to rescue something! Kudos to you. Great finish. I'm sure if the original maker could see it they would be proud of your finish. Thanks for sharing.
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    Beautiful quilt speaks of time gone by, I love finishing orphaned quilts..............
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    I'll just bet she is looking down on you from up above and smiling. So great to find such a treasure and give it life. I can never understand why some relatives choose to just get rid of things so lovingly made. I know I would hang onto anything I could made by one of my family. Just MHO.
    Families are like old quilts....although they tend to unravel at times...each can be stitched back together with love.

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    Lucky find!

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