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Thread: Going away quilt - very BUSY

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    Super Member wesing's Avatar
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    Going away quilt - very BUSY

    My boss for 11 years left in September for a job much closer to his home. For the entire time he worked with me he drove about an hour and 15 to an hour and 30 minutes one way every day. His new job is four miles from his house.

    Our staff all picked a fabric that would remind him of us (the M & M's are mine), and then we picked a few fabrics for him. Since we're Accountants, the money fabric is obviously for all of us. The back is great for him because he owns a boat and loves to spend time on it. The pattern is a modified YBR to accomodate some large-scale fabrics.

    He left in September, but I had a couple of family emergencies that prevented me from concentrating on the quilt. I finally finished it today. It's very busy, and we wouldn't normally make something like this, but it does serve its purpose.

    Thanks for looking,

    Darren
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    It may be busy ... but if it's representative of things that have meaning to him, then it's perfect!
    What a good idea to get everyone involved in the fabric selection.
    Think of it as an adult "I Spy"!!!

    Great backing fabric ... and a perfect match for one of his loves.

    I hope the whole group gets to present it to him together.
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    I agree, it serves it's purpose and will be special to him I'm sure. It's so nice to personalize a quilt for someone.
    He will always remember you. Peggy
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    You did a wonderful job and I think he well love it coming from all his friends.
    May you always have Love to Share , Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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    I love it!

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    Great idea and execution.....lots of good memories in this quilt!

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    Super idea and such a wonderful ecclectic assortment of fabrics representing someone significant! I think it came out really great. Like the name of a "Adult I Spy" quilt! Wonderful team work on the fabric selections!
    Helen T.

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    WOW !!!! that is to cool !!!
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    When I saw this, the words that came to my mind were "I SPY". It is actually quite darling, I bet he loves it.

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    It'd be fun to have him guess who chose which fabric as I bet some of them point directly back to one person.
    And for the stories that could be shared as to the reasons for certain choices!
    ... looks like a fun night when you present it to him!
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    It tells a beautiful heart felt story and I am sure he will love it!
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    As a former 'boss' I think that is just perfect!! Bet he loves it as it represents so many memories and since it has been a few months since he left, it will surely be a surprise. He must have been a teriffic boss.

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    What a great idea and a wonderful memory of his old team.
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    That is so special. And busy. But for something like that, I wouldn't have it any other way. What a great going-away gift!

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    wow that is really a great quilt
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Such love and thoughtfulness went into this quilt. What a great collage of memories, interests, and "work family". I am sure it will be cherished.

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    very cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    It may be busy ... but if it's representative of things that have meaning to him, then it's perfect!
    What a good idea to get everyone involved in the fabric selection.
    Think of it as an adult "I Spy"!!!

    Great backing fabric ... and a perfect match for one of his loves.

    I hope the whole group gets to present it to him together.
    ditto
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    thats cool quilt. maybe he will "spy" his friends for years to come.
    Some people visit paradise, I live there.

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    what a great quilt. he will cherish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesing View Post
    Our staff all picked a fabric that would remind him of us (the M & M's are mine), and then we picked a few fabrics for him.
    What a good idea. Bet he'll love it. Will you have everyone sign the quilt? Maybe on a label on the back?

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    Great quilt!
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    Wow, I can tell a lot of love went into this quilt!

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    Oh! I really love it. It will take him a long time to get through all the pictrures. You did really good.

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    It is a meaningful quilt and I love those. Well done on putting the time into it for him. I am sure it will be loved.
    Home is where the heart is, and a few scrappy quilts.

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