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God Bless Diana

Old 05-17-2019, 12:10 PM
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A friend from church that I've known for over 40 years mentioned that if she were to hire me to make a quilt for her, it would be a patriotic one. I do not do custom quilts... ever!

I decided to surprise her with a quilt for her birthday. I was shocked to learn last week that it is in nine days! I don't think I'll have it quilted by then, but the top is all pieced, and I can show her a picture of what is to come. I think she'll be over the moon.

I've included the graph paper pattern that I made in case you would like to make one too. The second picture is the pieced top, and the third picture is the fabric that I will use for the back.
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:24 PM
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​Wonderful quilt, she will be thrilled!
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:25 PM
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super quilt!
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:31 PM
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Very thoughtful and lovely quilt!
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:11 PM
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that is a beautiful quilt!!
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:21 PM
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What a special quilt for your friend.

Better still .... give her the quilt in whatever state it is in at the time!

Or .... sometimes when I have given a quilt, but not had it finished,
I made a vase mat or mug rug in the same materials to give them a hint of what is to come.

Or .... don't make a big deal of her birthday, and give it to her later when finished.
She may appreciate it more, and not feel as though she "intimidated or pushed" you into making it for.
Guilt pangs can run hard at times like this.

However, with you already as far along as you are ...
I have a feeling you will have it finished on time for her special day!
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It will be gorgeous.
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:56 PM
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She is going to love this surprise!
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:06 PM
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What a very special quilt. I love the red "ribbon" center.
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:20 PM
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Very nice quilt and great design! You did a wonderful job on it. Your friend will be thrilled.
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