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    Just a bit of stash..a mini to say thanks

    One of my guild friends moved into a retirement home. To downsize her extensive stash, notions, and totes, she invited all her quilt friends in for a take home party. What an easy way for her to downsize! As a little thank you I make this quilt for her new home. I started with a rectangle based on Fibonacci's sequence as she was a math teacher. Then added the 5/8" cut strips in courthouse square fashion. Not only did I put triangles on the back for a hanger, but I sewed on a magnetic strip so it can be hung on a steel door or other metal object. She loved it.Name:  DSCN8291 (2).JPG
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    ​Cute mini!

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    How generous of her and lucky for all of you. I am sure that she will appreciate your thanks. Love how it looks like an optical illusion. Good work. BrendaK
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    That is a cute mini with pretty colors.
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    nicely done...just right for her new home
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    that is very cute!
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    Wow... so teeny tiny. Beautiful work!
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    Awww, what a very nice gesture on your part OK! Great work as usual!
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    very nice mini. great steps
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    Very pretty, hard to believe it is actually flat.
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    OKSGlad ... what a wonderful friend you had to share with each of you in her downsizing!
    Though you did one-up her with your incredible little piece ... a treasure for her to enjoy, indeed.

    Would it be safe to assume that this was all from fabrics you received from her?
    If so, it will be an even more special memory for her, as she remembers how she used each fabric in her own quilting ventures.

    As always, you put a lot of thought into your design and execution, to create an excellent friendship tribute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    OKSGlad ... what a wonderful friend you had to share with each of you in her downsizing!
    Though you did one-up her with your incredible little piece ... a treasure for her to enjoy, indeed.

    Would it be safe to assume that this was all from fabrics you received from her?
    If so, it will be an even more special memory for her, as she remembers how she used each fabric in her own quilting ventures.

    As always, you put a lot of thought into your design and execution, to create an excellent friendship tribute.
    First of all, thanks everyone! I didn't quilt it...enough thread in the piece as is!

    QE....I've missed your comments! No it's not from Helen's fabric stash...you know me, I don't like to cut pieces that small just randomly, but I'd rather dig through my precut bin...although the backing fabric is from her. If it wasn't for me joining our local quilt guild, I would have never known her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    First of all, thanks everyone! I didn't quilt it...enough thread in the piece as is!

    QE....I've missed your comments! No it's not from Helen's fabric stash...you know me, I don't like to cut pieces that small just randomly, but I'd rather dig through my precut bin...although the backing fabric is from her. If it wasn't for me joining our local quilt guild, I would have never known her.
    SewGlad to hear from you too!
    Even if it is not from her stash ... it's still a pretty incredible little piece, that she will have great enjoyment from. How nice you made it versatile, with lots of options for usage, too!
    I know you will ENJOY all those additions, and remembering your special friend every time you see and/or use them.
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    Spectacular. I do not know if I could work with pieces that small. I applaud anyone who can. It was sweet of you to do this for your friend.
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    very nice!!!!
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    What a great idea ... and even lovelier execution!
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    Awesome of her to share and awesome of you to return her kindness with your time and talents!

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    Love the idea of the magnetic strip! Lots of options for displaying in her new setting.

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    Adorable little mini!
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    The depth in that mini is amazing. Very striking.
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    What a beautiful gesture for your friend. Love it.

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    What a wonderful gift for your friend.

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    Awesome mini quilt. I bet she loved it & all of you made her feel good knowing where her stash was going. I hope another quilter that loves to quilt like I do gets my stash. My kids are so busy all the time that they don't have time to have a sale but they can donate it to anyone they feel would love to have it. I plan to use most of it before I leave this world but you just never know! lol

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    annette1952...it does make us think doesn't it as where's the fabric to go...my friend is a widow and has no children...this was a wonderful solution to destashing and basically was done in a day. Her very close friends had it all organized for her. She invited us for a light lunch as well and was a wonderful time sitting around her table. Yes her beloved fabric purchases went to people she knew.
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    Very nice of you and very nice quilt. But that center is the Golden Mean, not Fibonacci's Sequence. The Fibonacci's Sequence shows the relationship of different size blocks to each other. And the first piece is a square. The second is a square the same size. The third is a square as big as the sum of the height of the other two together. Eh, What? ? ? You have to be there. LOL
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