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Thread: Going Away Quilt

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    Unhappy Going Away Quilt

    Friends of ours have received orders to go back to Italy a year sooner than expected. We are so sad that they are leaving. When they were over for dinner a while ago, she admired this quilt top that I had just completed, so I sent it to my LAQer, who always does fabulous work; had a beautiful label made for it by a very talented member of QB (she did it in Italian for us!); and bound it off by hand. We are presenting it to them this coming Sunday at a barbeque party, since it will probably be the last time we see them before they leave around Aug. 1st. I hope that when they snuggle under it in Rome they will remember the wonderful times we had here in the U.S. We are looking forward to visiting them in Rome sometime later this year.

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    Wendy in VA

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    Very nice and a beautiful way to seal a friendship.

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    Wendy, what a wonderful keepsake you are giving your friends. The colors are so pretty and I love the backing material. I am sure they will think of you often while snuggled under their pretty quilt!

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    lovely quilt. nice going away gift. that they will enjoy for years to come. thanks for sharing

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    What a BIG heart you have in gifting this beautiful quilt to your friends!! You did a great job on this quilt.
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    That is a beautiful quilt and I can see why your friend admired it! The backing is great as are the colors and the quilting and label! I love everything about it and I'm sure they will, too!

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    Molto bene'-what a thoughtful gift

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    Pretty backing fabric.
    Nice

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    The quilt is wonderful and so are you!!
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    Beautiful quilt!!! Absolutely gorgeous quilting and love the backing. It will be treasured forever. Great gift.
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    oh how nice!!!!
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    Like others have said, the quilt is beautiful! And also you are a wonderful friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Bonnie View Post
    That is a beautiful quilt and I can see why your friend admired it! The backing is great as are the colors and the quilting and label! I love everything about it and I'm sure they will, too!
    Ditto. Sad to see friends leave but now you have a place to stay in Italy. Beautiful quilt. BrendaK
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    Gorgeous quilt and I love that fabric you used on the back.

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    They will love it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatStarter View Post
    Wendy, what a wonderful keepsake you are giving your friends. The colors are so pretty and I love the backing material. I am sure they will think of you often while snuggled under their pretty quilt!

    Kat
    I couldn't agree more! What a sweet, thoughtful friend you are! And what a stunning quilt to send them off into their new adventure with! I love, love, love it... the front & the back! I REALLY like that border fabric... yum!
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    Very pretty quilt and I like your fabric choice for the backing.

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    It is beautiful

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    Wow, stunning quilt and what a treasure to cherish forever for them. Thanks for sharing.

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    Wonderful gift that is sure to be loved!

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    Beautiful quilt! Just looking at it will warm there hearts when they are far away from home.

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    Very pretty, and what a nice gift! I love the backing fabric.

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    beautiful quilt and an awesome gift for your friends. Love everything about it.
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    Wendy you did a great job. The quilt is beautiful and I'm sure they will think of you everytime they use it It was a pleasure to make the label for you!
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    Awesome quilt! I love that pattern! They will always be close to you because of this quilt! You are a wonderful friend!

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