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Thread: "Goal Achieved" quilt for DB and SIL

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    Super Member gramajo's Avatar
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    "Goal Achieved" quilt for DB and SIL

    My brother and his wife have had a goal of visiting all 58 National Parks. They achieved that in June by visiting Crater Lake. Shortly after, the National Parks line of fabric came out, so of course I had to make this for them as their Christmas gift. I used BQ by Maple Island Quilts to showcase the fabric.Name:  IMG_0844.jpg
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    I asked John for pictures of their visit to Crater Lake to use on the label. It snowed there in June. My DD used the photos to make a label. She found an old-time postcard to use, which goes with the Parks postcard fabric I used for the backing. Name:  IMG_0846.jpg
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    I don't know why the photos are so small and I can't figure out how to make them larger

    I've used BQ or BQ2 a couple of times to make quilts where I want to focus on a large print fabricc. It works well and is easy to change the size of the quilt by using more or fewer of the blocks.

    Oops, photos did show up full size in the post.
    Last edited by gramajo; 11-14-2012 at 09:46 AM. Reason: Oops

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    What a memory quilt for your brother and his wife, You are a great sister. Quilt looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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    They'll absolutely love your quilt. What a wonderful DS/SiL you are.
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    nicely done... what a great momento
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    Great idea for your family! Wonderful quilt!

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    Wow. Talk about fate. That Fabric is perfect. Love your label.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    I love their goal and to have you make a quilt to commemorate it is just wonderful!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Thanks for all your nice comments.

    I enjoy making memory quilts as they are so personal for the recipient.

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    Very nice quilt, it will mean so much to them.
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    wow how neat to be able to visit parks very nice quilt!!
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    l like the colours......

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    What a wonderful idea and quilt. Your quilt is perfect.

    Your brother and his wife saved the best for last. I am kind of partial, I love Crater Lake.
    Marie

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    Great quilt. Love the colors. Who makes the fabric? Thanks.

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    Thank you. The fabric is National Parks by Windham Fabrics. It's available at many online shops.

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