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Thread: five yard quilt - red/black/cream

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    five yard quilt - red/black/cream

    At last November's Houston Quilt Festival a friend and I picked up 3 sets of these 5 one-yard packs with the intention of making retirement quilts. We work at the same school and knew of two for-sure retirees and one "maybe". As it turned out we should have picked up 4, but ... the last one is a dear friend and we're doing hers in a different set of fabrics. Our school colors are red and white, but we thought these darker colors were more friendly. When you bought the 5 one-yard bundles you got a set of 4 patterns with them. We made each quilt from a different pattern. I'll get pics of hers when she'd done so you can see 3 quilts from the same fabrics, but different patterns.

    The backing was 108" wide - love that! I quilted mine with fairly small diamonds - diagonals.
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    So many quilts, so little time.

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    Nifty quilt! What a nice gift that will make for your retiree.

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    Beautiful and love the colors
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    I really like it, pattern is awesome!
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    The first quilt pattern was called "Top Hat Tesselation". On this post the first picture is the top I'm doing from the same set of 5 yard patterns, but in another set of fabrics It's called Basket Weave. We hadn't counted on this dear friend being ... well... forced to retire. Then you see the bundle of fabrics we found at the Houston Quilt Festival. THe next two are my friend's two other quilts tops - same fabrics, but different patterns. We have about a week and a half to get these three sandwiched, quilted, and bound.

    I like the way we did this - and hope we find similar bundles next year - and also hope that not this many people feel they need to leave our staff.
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    So many quilts, so little time.

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    very pretty and great job

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    Wow all are gorgeous.
    God Bless you all.
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    Beautiful. Great job on all the quilts. BrendaK
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    very nicely done... fun to share a project with friends
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    All three are very nice. Great presents.

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    Wow! All three are very pretty. They will make nice presents.

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    oh so very nice

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    They are all very nice. Your co-workers are very fortunate to receive such a lovely hand made gift.

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    very pretty and great job

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    nice

    what a nice idea to give a quilt as a gift

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    GreT job!!! Niice to see diff ideas! Love basket weave! On my list!!

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    Awesome job!
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    WoW! What awesome gifts! Thanks for showing us them all!

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    Love this! What is the name? Can we get the pack somewhere?

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    What a great idea. wonderful quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laurafet View Post
    Love this! What is the name? Can we get the pack somewhere?
    The pack came from a booth at the Houston International Quilt Festival. I get these from Fabric Cafe, but am thinking this was a different booth. When I get home I'll look at the pattern - I think the pattern is made by the same people who put the bundles together. Don't remember who the manufacturer is, but ... will see if I have enough selvege to tell.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    very nice!!!!
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    Beautiful work!!!!

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    Nice gifts for the retirees.

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    Beautiful quilts. The retirees will be able to wrap up in them on chilly days, and drink coffee or tea.
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