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Thread: Just set out the milk and cookies now and we’re done…

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    Just set out the milk and cookies now and we’re done…

    It’s time to retire and we are closing our business in computer repair this month. We’ve had the most wonderful landlords for all these years and I wanted to do something for them to let them know how much we appreciate them.
    The weather did not cooperate today for photography! It was pretty windy out and it didn’t help that I hung the quilt crookedly. I didn’t want to make a large bed quilt, because I do not know their tastes, colors or even if they like quilts! So I settled on a smaller lap quilt or wall hanging that they can put away for most of the year if it is not to their taste.
    This quilt is 50 X 60 inches and took almost 2 weeks to make (mostly because I couldn’t make up my mind on how to do some things and I kept choosing the wrong way and having to do it over…) I wanted to piece the star, but didn’t like any of them (I now have 3 orphan star blocks in my stash) on the tree. I ended up drawing one on paper and appliqueing it on. I quilted ‘twinkle lights’ (or my version thereof) on the tree and was very pleased with those. J
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    Very nice, very festive! I love the ornaments on the tree

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    I love all the elements of your Christmas Tree quilt. The twinkle lights, well, they twinkle! Love the star and the packages are my favorite Great job!

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    What a wonderful quilt. I would have trouble giving that away. Enjoy your retirement!!

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    Gorgeous, wonderful job making this. Very festive looking.
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    Really nice and Christmasy. Great job and nice way to say thanks. Thanks for posting.

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    So much to look at and enjoy. I think you are wise to select a seasonal lap quilt as a gift. All the care you took in making it "just right" paid off. It is beautiful.

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    What a beautiful quilt and quilting. Enjoy your retirement.

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    nice quilt and quilting

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    very nicely done!
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    Love your Christmas quilt. Like the way the packages are on the border as well as the background. Love the twinkle lights and the quilting.

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    Just gorgeous.

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    That's a beauty. What a generous gesture.

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    Oh! This is gorgeous! I know they'll love it!
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    Neat quilt!
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    Wow! That is gorgeous!

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting is great

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    You are very talented to design and do this. Quite nice and a lovely gift.
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    I should think they will love the gift. So thoughtful of you and so much better than flowers or whatever!
    maker of the 'Oh Dear Jane' Quilt, or should I say trying to the the maker of it?

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    Beautiful quilt. Great choice of fabric especially for the tree.
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    Very very pretty. Love the ornaments and packages.
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    Beautiful work, I am sure they will love it!

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    I love this quilt! Tell if they don't like it to send it to me. LOL
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    What a wonderful Christmas tree Quilt! its beautiful!
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    Amazing quilt!

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