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Thread: Gf retiring after 38 years, Single Irish Chain pattern called Chain of Jewels

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    Gf retiring after 38 years, Single Irish Chain pattern called Chain of Jewels

    This quilt was literally flying back to Canada with my g/f of 37 years yesterday. She came for a visit and fell in love with it, of course I told her she could have it but if she wanted one specifically for made for her in her preferred colours I would do it. She said she loved the one off the guest room bed. I completed a quilt label and asked her to sew it on when she returned home. I am glad I made the coordinating pillowcases ahead of time!
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    pretty, very pretty! great idea for coordinating pillowcases! I'm sure she will love and cherish it.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    lucky girlfriend. Beautiful.

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    Kind of like giving someone the shirt off your back huh? That was sweet of you to give it to her. It is a lovely quilt. Will you be making another one like it? BrendaK
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    It's beautiful and you know it's going to a good home where it will be loved!

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    I love giving quilts to people who will love and snuggle in them. I am sure your gf will get many years of snuggle comfort out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaK View Post
    Kind of like giving someone the shirt off your back huh? That was sweet of you to give it to her. It is a lovely quilt. Will you be making another one like it? BrendaK
    Yes, I have the main fabric but not the additions from scrappy stash but it willbe similar
    A bed without a quilt is like the night sky without stars.

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    What good friends! You make us quilters proud!

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    Nice quilt....BTW - can I be your friend too? lol great work and I know your friend is so proud to have it.

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    Beautiful! Yes BrendaK, instead of the shirt off your back, I guess the Quilter's creed would be: the quilt off my bed.

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    very pretty.
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    yes lucky girl.. nice

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    Lucky g/f. That is soooo pretty and just love the pillowcases.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Obviously this was meant to be. You just didn't know you made this quilt for her so far ahead of the fact.

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    This quilt is so beautiful. You are truly a wonderful friend. I love the soft look it has.

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    that's one gorgeous quilt, I love the colors. What a nice present for your GF.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    I can see why she fell in love with it. What a great friend you are to just "give it up". She is going to love it forever!

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    What a pretty quilt. You are a wonderful friend and I'm sure your friend thinks so too.

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    Can't blame her, for loving that quilt!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryMo View Post
    pretty, very pretty! great idea for coordinating pillowcases! I'm sure she will love and cherish it.
    Those beautiful pillowcases are just icing on the cake! This is just fabulous & I can see why your pal wanted to steal away into the night with this beauty! I love the colors you used! And your quilting is awesome, too!
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    That is so very beautiful, lucky friend.
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    I can see why she wanted it.

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    This is the way I prefer to gift quilts too! If someone comes to my house, raves about a quilt I did, if I could bear to part with it, I would probably just say take it & enjoy it! Unfortunately, don't get much company here, but still try to gift a quilt when I can, & when I think it will be loved, cherished & used! Love your quilt too, great job, I can see why she fell in love with it!...
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    beautiful. i love it. your friend is so lucky..

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    Love it. Lucky gf. This quilt just grabs ya. Makes you want to cover up with it. She will cherish this.

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