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Thread: I did it :) The Rose 2009 Raffle Quilt for HD :) :) :)

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    I did it everyone :) :) :) I did the two things i wanted to do. I made the wallhanging quilt for my hd clinic, as a gift to them. And now i've finished the raffle quilt, and i'm going to make one each year that i'm still able to :) And the raffle quilt funds are going straight to the Michael Hayden lab at ubc for Huntington's Disease research :) The quilt is called The Rose, and this is the poem i made to go with it :) The poem will be on the quilt label, i just havent done the label yet:
    The Rose

    I am a rose that has no stem, but i am not alone,
    Many leaves surround and care for me, and help me through life's storms.
    I am a rose, and i have Huntington's Disease,
    And soon, yes very soon, all roses will have stems

    And guess what, i'm writing a front page article on my HD forum all about my quilt :) I think my quilt came out really good, the only thing i don't like is the wonky feathering i did in the burgandy borders lol, but oh well, it's made by someone with hd, and that's what the raffle quilt is all about, and each year my quilting will look better and better. I did stippling in the borders, and some feathers around the big centre medalion. This is my very first free-motion quilting. I quilted it in sections, then joined the sections. It came out really square :) And my borders went on great. I used to measure and pin my borders, and that never worked out good, so this time, no measuring, just took an extra long strip and attached it, no pinning, just pull top fabric slightly taught as i went. My binding i love too. I've done 2 1/2" binding before on another quilt, and it looked bulky, so i did a 2" strip on this one, and it looks perfect. I did the binding same as the borders, no measuring or pinning, sewed from the front, and pulled slightly taught, and then i've never mitered my bindings before, but i saw a u-tube video on how to mitre them, so i did that. Then when i flipped to the back, i was going to hand sew it, and i just thought i didnt feel like it lol, so, i machine stitched from the back, keeping folded edge of binding right to the left of my stitching line, and it worked! lol On the back the binding looks machine stitched, but on the front, the stitching never hit my binding once, instead, it just looks like a row of quilted top stitching right next to the binding. Sorry, i think im blowing my own horn, dont mean to sound like that, but just excited that it actually is done, and looks ok too :) And it's queensize, 86x86. Thank you guys for all your encouragement and support :) :) :)
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    And here it is :)
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    CONGRATULATIONS!! It looks great! I hope it raises a lot of money for HD.

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    BEAUTIFUL!!! You did a great job. Hope this brings in lots of $ for HD.

    PQ

    PS: Love the original poem too :) :)

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    it is truly beautiful - it has been a treat to see it from the first few blocks, weighing in on the layout of the blocks and seeing it transformed into this marvelous beauty! Congratulations on a huge job done perfectlly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearpaw
    CONGRATULATIONS!! It looks great! I hope it raises a lot of money for HD.
    Oh thank you so much! :) :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piedmont Quilter
    BEAUTIFUL!!! You did a great job. Hope this brings in lots of $ for HD.

    PQ

    PS: Love the original poem too :) :)
    Oh thank you! Yes, i think, i am hoping, maybe 1 or 2 thousand. But, if only even 1 dollar, i am just happy with the thought behind it, and that someone will have a beautiful quilt that represents hd in their home :)

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    Oh yes, you're so right! It was such a treat for me too, all of you and your encouragement. I remember all the dif layouts i posted, and how it just evolved with so much fun and help from all of you guys. You guys were so much fun and help, and i've learned so much from all of you! :)

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    You, my dear, have EVERY reason to be proud.. that is a gorgeous quilt and anyone would be proud to have it grace their home. Phenomenal job.. I'm sure it will raise a LOT of money for the cause...Well done!!

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    its beautiful!

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    It is beautiful. I hope it raises lots of money and awareness for your cause. As another who also has a rare disease I know how much it meant to you to be able to do this for yourself and others. Is there a place we can purchase chances on your lovely quilt?

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    Wow it is really beautiful ,fantastic work!

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    Very nice quilt!! Hopefully the raffle is a huge success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippy
    You, my dear, have EVERY reason to be proud.. that is a gorgeous quilt and anyone would be proud to have it grace their home. Phenomenal job.. I'm sure it will raise a LOT of money for the cause...Well done!!
    Awe, thank you Tippy :) :) :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    its beautiful!
    thank you :)

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    Thank you so much Marty and Ninnie :)

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    WOW Barb,
    Toot away! It's absolutely beautiful! Love the colors, the pattern and you did a wonderful job quilting it. The poem is very special to. You are one talented
    gal. Good Luck with the raffle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpspeedy
    It is beautiful. I hope it raises lots of money and awareness for your cause. As another who also has a rare disease I know how much it meant to you to be able to do this for yourself and others. Is there a place we can purchase chances on your lovely quilt?
    Oh my gosh, i didnt think of that. I'm going to tell my hd forum about it, and im going to put up flyers locally. And, this is really huge, there is a world hd convention that happens once a year, and this year it just happens to be coming here to vancouver in september, and my hd clinic are the people organizing it, and so they said we can sell tickets at the convention too, and then draw the ticket at the convention. Wow, i would be honored if anyone here wanted to buy tickets too. I will be selling tickets for $5.00 each. The secretary at the hd clinic told me she will be happy to receive the ticket sales for me, and she has a special account set up for the Michael Hayden lab. I chose not to do this through the Canadian Huntington's Society, even though it would have got more publicity that way, but i wanted All the money to go straight to research, not some of it for admin fees. Michel Haydens research is world renouned, and he speaks all over the world, and i'm so lucky to go to ubc where his clinic is. I will do a posting tonight with ticket info for anyone that would like it :)

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    Thank you Sewhappy! :) :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewhappy57
    WOW Barb,
    Toot away! It's absolutely beautiful! Love the colors, the pattern and you did a wonderful job quilting it. The poem is very special to. You are one talented
    gal. Good Luck with the raffle.
    I second that!!!!You did an amazing job and I look forward to getting to know you better. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    You did a beautiful job! Your quilt is wonderful and I pray it makes a lot of money for research. :lol:

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    I think your quilt is beautiful and you have done a very wonderful job!
    Thanks for donating it to a good cause.
    Hope you raise alot of money!
    Kirsten

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    That's stunning, well done!!

    I can't believe that's your first go at free motion, you did a great job!

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    Barb,
    Your quilt is absolutely stunning!! :) Proud, you should be,
    that's for sure. I hope the raffle makes lots of $$ for
    your cause. Give yourslelf a pat on the back for me.
    Cheryl
    :D :D :D

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    What a wonderfyl beautiful quilt with fantastic quilting!! I love it and so will everyone who sees it!!

    You are entitled to toot your own horn! You have put hours and hours into it and it shows the love and committment you have to help others!!

    I wish I could do that but I don't have the patience for somthing that terrific! And I have no clue how to quilt that down like you did.

    Wonderful job you did on it Bev!! :D :D


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