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a friend brought me a quilt a mother had started but she will not finish it

a friend brought me a quilt a mother had started but she will not finish it

Old 02-08-2018, 11:16 AM
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I had not posted this one....
my friend's mother moved to a place where she can receive help for her basic needs (I know there is a better word for this, but I can't remember for now.
so they had to empty her appartment. As my friend knew that I made quilts she asked me if I wanted a quilt that had been started but will not be finished by anyone in her family because nobody knew or was interested in quilting. I said: sure!
well! it was the beginning of a long adventure. there were some lemoyne star blocks, some of them were joined with a dark green sashings. some were cuts of losanges, squares, sashings and the fabric for the backings.
the fabric is not 100% coton but some unknown (to me) synthetic fabrics...


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i finally decided to take it all apart, to re-cut every piece with a template and change the design

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months later I gave her the result of my labour loll
instead of the size that the original quilt was supposed to be, I made it smaller and reversible. I added two reversible doll quilts for her 2 grd-daughters..

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and the back side (which I prefer actually..)

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and she also gave me a box full of very thin fabric peces all pre-cut for whatever pattern that it was supposed to be. I have no clue but the fabric is so thin that I might use it as foundation for a future quilt...
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:20 AM
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Amazing, beautiful. It must have been a lot of hard work. How nice of you to do this for your friend.
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:22 AM
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fantastic finishes!!
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Wow, very impressive!
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:57 AM
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Now that is what I call "a labour of love". Beautiful finishes.
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:12 PM
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Thank you
lesson learned though! never again loll
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Wow, that's just beautiful!!
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Old 02-08-2018, 01:16 PM
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great "save"! Such a pretty quilt and a memory preserved!
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Wow! I can say right now that it would all still be in a box somewhere! You did a beautiful job!!
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Super gorgeous -- and the save of the year if not the decade. Hope this puppy makes the quilt of the week on the board. It certainly deserves to. Superb work!
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