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Thread: just needs a little love

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    just needs a little love

    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 have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    Great job, I love it!!!!!

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    I like your quilt and it will be loved by whoever is lucky enough to recieve it.

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    Wow, that's great and such nice bright colours! I LOVE it!
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    Great quilt top! It is going to make someone happy to receive it.

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    It turned out great! Whoever gets it will love it for sure! Good job!

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    Those borders were the perfect addition! I really like that.

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    i love the color combos
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    Lovely quilt. Can't tell it was a UFO, looks well planned out. Great job.

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    Its so pretty and bright! I really like this...
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    I love it!! The colors are so cheerful. I like the pattern. If you can't find a home for it, ship it to me. You would never know that you did changes over a long period of time
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    Beautiful, bright and great colors. I'm glad you finished it up. Now to completely finish it. I totally finish one before I start another.
    Another Phyllis
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    A beautifully colorful quilt and will be loved by someone special!
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    I love your Charlie Brown quilt (previously) --- now its gorgeous! Someone is going to be very, very happy when they receive it. The border is perfect for it, too.

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    I wish I had your discipline ;-)
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    I LOVE all the Brite colors.I am glad your UFO found its way out. LOL

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    very nice and nice colors!!!!
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    Your self-professed ugly-duckling has turned into a beautiful swan.

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    That IS festive and really great. The borders are just perfect with it. Someone is going to love it for sure. I know I do.

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    just love the colour

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    I love what you ended up doing with it. I'll be glad to receive it for Christmas.

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    ha! that is exactly what it is; a Charlie Brown quilt. Thanks for the perspective ;-)
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    That really worked WELL!

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    Great idea....it really came out nice!

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    I'm PMing you my address.Lol. to me it's perfect. These are the colors I love to use.

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