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Thread: just needs a little love

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    The ugly, colorful, center is from many moons ago, when I first started quilting. I was trying my hand at a trip around the world. I got frustrated with the blocks and my mistakes, and put them at the bottom of the UFO pile. They resurfaced a couple of years later, and thankfully my skills were better, so I fixed all the bad blocks.

    They sat around for a couple more years, and then I pieced what few blocks I had made into a long, skinny, useless top. Since I didn't have any more of any of those fabrics, and had no idea where I was going to go next with this ugly duckling, back to the pile it went.

    Well, yesterday I pulled it out again, determined this time to do something with it, probably for local donation. I shopped my stash for some fabrics that I thought might work, added 3 borders, and oui, la! I now have a useful size quilt top.

    Now it goes to the pile that's waiting for quilting, but I am very glad that this "festive" little quilt project will soon find a home and some love.

    I think it looks great even if it did take some time and re arranging with the blocks and colors.Great job.
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    Nice job! Someone will love this quilt to death.

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    I love it!! the center is pretty. You did a great job

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    I love it. The colors are great. Very cheery for the winter gray skies.
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    Your quilt is just beautiful! I love your design and the colors! You have done a great job!

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    I love your quilt all the bright colors made me really happy. I do not think it is ugly at all. thank you for sharing yippie

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    Very pretty. Love the bright colors and the pattern.

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    What a journey you both have been on! And your "destination" turned out great!

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    Well, you turned it into something really quite pretty! I'm glad for you and know the feeling of saving something that you didn't know what to do with a few years ago because you weren't that good yet. Feels good, huh?

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    Well, poor thing, it had to wait so long to show it's face....but it was well worth it. It's beautiful!!!
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    That is very pretty. Great job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    How could you keep it hidden away so long! It's absolutely gorgeous

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    You sure can't tell that you had to find colors that were not chosen for this project from the beginning. A lovely job. Don't know what it looked like when the blocks were bad but it looks great now. Lovely colors too.

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    Beautiful quilt. Send it to me.LOL it really is beautiful and I love the borders to.
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    Don't stop now you are on a roll, that quilt is calling to be finished there is a special someone out there who needs this happy quilt. I really like how you finished up this top so cheerful and full of fun.

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    yes, yes it does ;-)
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    Pretty as can be, be proud you finally finished it.

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    It's so bright and cheerful. Looks like you have a longarm you lucky duck.

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    I really like your "long-awaited" quilt! Congrats on finishing it...

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    Oh my goodness it is adorable!
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    it's the 'hot' colors we see today, so someone will really appreciate this one. you finished it well.
    enjoyed reading this site..love to sew. quilted for 47 yrs and still love it & learning new ideas

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    I love what you did! Like diving into a box of new crayons!:-) ,

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    Oh, my, what a beautiful quilt. Someone will be very lucky indeed.
    sewellie

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    anyone would be proud to use such a great quilt. GOOD JOB

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    O, my, that is beautiful!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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