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Thread: Flower garden top from friend

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    Earlier this week, I received a large package in the mail from a friend I have never met in person. We have been internet friends for a few years, though. Inside, much to my surprise (she wouldn't tell me what she was sending, only that she wanted my address) was a completed (hand-stitched) flower garden top along with the batting and the backing.
    She told me she had done it 15 years ago but discovered that she did not like quilting and could never complete it. It had been sitting in her closet all these years collecting guilt with a capital 'G'. So she told me it was mine to finish. I was speechless.
    Thought I would show you how pretty it is. She matched all the plaids so that each petal of each flower is a perfect match to the others. Wow! I will hand quilt it but may not get started on it until next year. Will have my quilt guild ladies help me pin it together. It is larger than a queen size! I am still in shock!
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    wow. some friend.

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    It is a lovely top, shame that she didn't enjoy quilting. I know she will feel better knowing it will be finished.

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    wow lucky lady

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    It is beautiful. You will cherish this beauty for years to come.

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    Wow!! You have a wonderful friend. She made a georgious quilt.

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    What a beautiful quilt. You are so lucky to have such a wonderful internet friend.

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    Wow, that's beautiful!!! And so labor intensive too. I'm sure your friend is happy knowing you will appreciate it.
    You sound like a good pair! :)

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    Cherish this gift. What a thoughtful thing for her to do. It's a win/win situation.

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    Awesome. How nice of her to give that to you. Enjoy getting that beauty finished.

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    Wow, that is beautiful. What a wonderful gift.

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    What a gorgeous gift!!

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    what a great gift!

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    What a STUNNING quilt! Maybe if your Internet friend made a different quilt pattern she would fall in LOVE with quilting(we can only hope)again! It would be really generous of you to finish the quilt and RE-GIFT it back to your friend. My DM has done this several times when her friends lose interest in their quilting.

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    Fabulous quilt - very unique design too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    ... It would be really generous of you to finish the quilt and RE-GIFT it back to your friend....
    That thought has crossed my mind but I didn't want to say anything to her. It will take such a long time to quilt it that hopefully by the time I finish it she will have forgotten about it and then I can send it to her. :-) The fabrics mean something to her, so truthfully, I think that it will be going back to her one day (or year) in the future.

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    That is stunning! I have never seen one done with all the plaids matched like that. She sure put a lot of time into it!

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    Wow, what a great surprise! Now you're honor-bound to finish it! I'm glad you're going to hand quilt it--and old-fashioned top like this calls for hand quilting!

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    What a special persosn to give something away that they have invested so much time.
    I tend to hold on to them, but I have started going through and giving away.
    I quilt for family, friends, and charity and hve no porblem giving them away.
    But some I felt were not 'great' and held on to never to be used. I have let them go!!!!! :lol:

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    What a friend! And what a gift--it's beautiful!

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    A friend among friends! How blessed you and she are to have found eachother on the internet. Her just sending you it speaks volumes as to what type of friendship you have!

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    What a wonderful gift. It is lovely.

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    Beautiful quilt - great work on matching plaids - wonderful unexpected gift to receive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    What a STUNNING quilt! Maybe if your Internet friend made a different quilt pattern she would fall in LOVE with quilting(we can only hope)again! It would be really generous of you to finish the quilt and RE-GIFT it back to your friend. My DM has done this several times when her friends lose interest in their quilting.
    I was thinking the same thing. :) A lovely quilt top she has put together.

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    What a priceless special love gift. Very special! Enjoy.

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