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Thread: I had to make up the pattern for this one!

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    I had to make up the pattern for this one!

    My brother's wife is having a birthday this Sunday, and he wanted a quilt for her gift. He asked me to make a queen-sized one in blue, with a great big heart on it, with their initials S + S in the middle. I could do anything else I wanted to it. EXCEPT "dumpster blue"......which she hates. I've had this fabric for years, and had no idea what to do with it, so this seemed perfect for it. What do you think?

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    A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~Hugh Downs
    Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.I am thankful that thorns have roses.~Allophones Karr
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    I think it's absolutely beautiful. What a truly personal gift it will make.

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    beautiful, original and personal. i hope it is appreciated.

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    Beautifully done.

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    I think you rose to that challenge very well...he is going to be amazed at your talent...beautiful!!!!

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    Beautiful job!!!!

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    I think you made a beautiful quilt, great going

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    Debbie, I think you did a wonderful job! I love how you utilized the different designs in the S's. Looks to me that you fulfilled his requests to a "T."
    Go forth and sew!

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    Thank you all! My DH made the design for the "S" (which is kind of funny-shaped, but if you knew my brother, you'd understand that reference to his humor!) I told my DB that I got the better end of the bargain for making this quilt.... he's a mechanic, and did some work on our two vans and only charged us for the parts! Then he reset the automatic locks on my van for free. So I told him I'd do the quilt in exchange for all the labor I didn't pay him for. The fabric was from an estate sale, the backing was from a bolt I bought on sale, and the "batting" was a blanket I bought on clearance for $1.00! So I only had the labor I put in it myself, and I had 2 months to work on it......I DID come out the winner on this one!
    A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~Hugh Downs
    Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.I am thankful that thorns have roses.~Allophones Karr
    “The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others." — Gordon B Hinckley

    "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." ~ Confucius

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    Great job!!!!!
    SueDor

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    nicely done
    Nancy in western NY
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    It is beautifully done. Did she enjoy it?
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    It is beautifully done. Did she enjoy it?
    I just finished it yesterday and I still have it. Her birthday is March 3rd, so she won't get it until then. Also, I meant to clarify that I didn't try to go the "cheap" way on everything, it's just that the fabric was the right colors (and Daisy Kingdom brand fabric), and the backing was on sale from an LQS. So I feel that I got the look my DB wanted.
    A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~Hugh Downs
    Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.I am thankful that thorns have roses.~Allophones Karr
    “The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others." — Gordon B Hinckley

    "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." ~ Confucius

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    I think you accomplished it very well! Great job!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    ​Great quilt and so sweet for his sweetie!

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    Thanks everyone! I hope he gets a picture of her with the quilt when she gets it.
    A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~Hugh Downs
    Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.I am thankful that thorns have roses.~Allophones Karr
    “The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others." — Gordon B Hinckley

    "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." ~ Confucius

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    very nice
    very creative

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    I agree, you rose to the challenge beautifully!!
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    Really great job!!!!!

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    Thanks All, I feel so honored with all of your kind comments. I'm still kind of a newbie, so I really needed this encouragement. Thanks again!
    A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~Hugh Downs
    Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.I am thankful that thorns have roses.~Allophones Karr
    “The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others." — Gordon B Hinckley

    "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." ~ Confucius

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    What a great idea. It made a lovely quilt.

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    It's beautiful...

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    Debbie, you did an awesome job. It looks great.
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    That is soooo SWEET!

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    Beautiful quilt and a wonderful, thoughtful husband! You are a great sister-in-law!!!!!!!
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

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