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Thread: Hunters Star with Freemotion Feathers for my kids dad

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    Hunters Star with Freemotion Feathers for my kids dad

    My kids told me their dad wondered when I was going to make him a quilt since I've been making them for everyone else - we've been divorced for many years, but still are friends, so I thought why not. As I worked on this quilt I had lots of memories of years gone by, some good, some not that great, but it is part of our history, and I'm glad I made it for him.
    My Daughter helped with the quilt sandwich, and after it was all pinned, I searched for a simple feather design I could FMQ so I didn't have to mark anything. Not perfect, but I'm still learning.
    This quilt will be a surprise - the kids will just make his bed up with someday when they are visiting, and wait for him to spot it - I look forward to hearing his reaction!
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    It's a beautiful quilt...and you obviously have a good heart. I'm sure it means a lot to your kids that you did this....and will mean a lot to their dad as well.
    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    It's beautiful and will be appreciated! Your kids will appreciate you for doing it also! Great deal all around!

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    Very nice quilt. So pretty, I love the stars. So nice of you to make it for him.

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    This means as much to your children as your ex. After all the kids didn't divorce him. You're so good to make this for him. You both are so good to remain friends. So many people don't. By the way, your quilt is so very pretty. And the quilting.

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    I love that! I think it's great that you are friends with your ex. It's so much better for the kids that way.

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    You are a good person. It's true, the kids didn't get a divorce. Making your ex this quilt will help the kids see that you can still be a kind person even when you disagree on stuff. The quilt is beautiful. I'm excited to think what he will say when he sees it on his bed.

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    Your cat appears to be approving of your work. Your quilting is excellent being so easy to over quilt. Fabric selection and layout was terrific. I am sure he will be pleased with it.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    What a nice gift! Your quilt is really pretty
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    wonderful quilt. good heart.
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    very striking.........

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    I love your quilt I love blue, so that makes it more beautiful to me.

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    Beautiful quilt! I see you have a Sunshine 16 machine, do you like it? I just learned of this machine, and am looking for a sitdown quilting machine.
    QuiltingVagabond aka Kathy

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    nicely done
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    Wow! What a beautiful quilt. Bless you for making it for the kids dad as well as your ex.

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    That is so very pretty,and your quilting is awesome. You did a
    great job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I really like your quilt and your feathers are much better than mine and I have a long arm. Oh well, I can only get better. I find it very refreshing that you and your ex have remained friends. That makes life so much easier for the kids and will probably keep them from having all kinds of separation and anxiety issues as they grow. I wish I could pattern my daughters after you.
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    Hi QuiltingVagabond - I do like the machine, I'm happy I can quilt my projects without having to send them out. Since it's a sit-down, it still takes a bit of time to do a quilt since you still have to jockey the quilt around, but not as much as with a domestic. I truly look forward to quilting each of my quilts now that I have it! Most of my designs have been curvy swirls, hearts, and now feathers, but today I worked on a different quilt and used a straight edge which I hadn't tried before, and it worked too!

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    Thank you for posting such a beautiful quilt! I am working on a Hunters Star as well and yours is fantastic inspiration!

    Michelle

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    Your quilt is beautiful!! So, is your heart. You are doing a nice thing.
    A finished quilt excites me!! Whether is it mine or yours!

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    Beautiful. BrendaK
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    ​Great quilt and quilting!

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    Good for you. It's a beautiful quilt. It was a very unselfish thing to do and a wonderful thing for your kids to see.
    Mavis

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    nice quilt and a good heart. It makes life so much happier for the kids when the parents at least pretend to get along.
    Live, Love, Laugh.......it is what it is.

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    What a kind soul you are! Your quilt is beautiful.
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