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Thread: A finished Quilt for A Friend

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    I made this quilt from a class I took called Batiks in Motion. I think I posted it once before it was done. Anyhow, I had Green Fairy do the quilting, and I'm just sick about it because we forgot to take close-ups of the quilting!!! she did beautiful swirls all around the quilt that complemented the design so nicely. Anyhow, this quilt is a gift for a friend of ours who is battling liver cancer. He's an avid cyclist, and I loved the idea of the "spinning" and "motion" to coindcide with his love of riding on the open road! Yes, he's one of those guys on the side of the road, in all his get-up that when you're driving down the road, you think "please don't let me hit that cyclist, and please don't let him make any swerves into my lane of traffic". We gave it to him a couple weeks ago, and he was very touched. What's sort of cute is that he and his wife are having a debate over whether it should be hung, or used. I told his wife there's plenty of time to hang it, but I thought it should be loved and enjoyed by him. by the way, the name of the quilt is "The Road's A Colin" -

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    The only word that comes to mind is STUNNING! I cannot believe how beautiful that is! You did such a great job! I hope he uses it to keep warm!

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    The quilt is amazing ... and the reason behind it so touching . I hope he uses it and loves it . Thank You for being so thoughtful
    Sharon

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    The quilt is beautiful. What a special treasure you have given to them!!!

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    Awww what an awesome thing to do!! What a stunning, gorgeous, wonderful quilt!!! I love the name, too!!!
    It is a gift that will keep on giving.

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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! Can I be your friend? Please please please? It is absolutely stunning. Love the pattern, love the fabric. :D :D :D

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    How touching Rachael.

    Beautiful quilt.

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    What a special friend, receiving
    this gorgeous batik quilt!! :D
    You have done an awesome
    job making it!! Congrat's.
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    Rachael

    Such a beautiful quilt you've created & such a beautiful gesture from you too. I am sure he will find it a source of comfort & then later for his wife too.
    Can I ask was it PP?

    Tisha

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    What a special friend you are and he must be very special too. The quilt is stunning--I love the motion and the pattern is a great representation for a cyclist.

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    Beautiful quilt and a beautiful friendship. Thanks for sharing....I am sure Colin's journey will be easier with this wonderful gift.

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    Wow!!!! I love love love it. I deffently need to make one of those.

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    That's gorgeous. Good job.

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    Just stunning!! What a great friend to make that for him.

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    It really does appear to be in motion! How cool!

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    Esq that is absolutely knock-your-socks-off stunning! What a wonderful thing to do! :D

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    It's gorgeous!! I'm sure that he will love and cherish it.

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    What a beautiful quilt. Great work!!

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    :shock: that is GORGEOUS girl. you should be proud :D

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    has anyone seent the heart in it yet?

    No, not a paper pieced quilt - all curves!!

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    That is just beautiful!

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    [quote=Esqmommy]has anyone seent the heart in it yet?

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    YES! Slightly above centre and to the left, cool! :D

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    Goregous! I love the name of the quilt! I hope your friend gets many years of use out of it!

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    That's stunning-your work and the colors you chose. What a wonderful thing you're doing for your friends-you'll be twice blessed. Also love your "quilt inspector"--no projects complete without a little pet hair! Great quilt and quilting.

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    I love batiks and i love this quilt. It has such good movement and flow. you're a wonderful friend. Beautiful job.

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