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Thread: Lap quilt in progress

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    Senior Member SewSew2's Avatar
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    This is a quilt I will be giving away to someone that is ill. I am going to place a flannel backing so they can cuddle up in it. Have one cut out for a man. Thinking of placing Prairie Points for the border.
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    Hi Beth!!! Ooops on the picture? We allow do-overs :wink:

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    Looks beautiful. Is that machine embroidery on the flowers?

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    Yes Jim that is humming birds and the one flower block.I need to attach a close up picture
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    Here is a close up...sorry about the first one. Hope this comes out better
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    Very pretty! I love the birds. I'm sure it will get "cuddled" a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewSew2
    This is a quilt I will be giving away to someone that is ill. I am going to place a flannel backing so they can cuddle up in it. Have one cut out for a man. Thinking of placing Prairie Points for the border.
    Beth
    Beth this is so pretty. I love the hummingbird theme. Are the hummingbirds embroidered on? This should cheer the person who is ill up. It is so pretty! I think the prairie points would be beautiful as a border.

    I just love hummingbirds. I have 3 feeders outside my diningroom window in the summer and love to watch them. I make my own nectar and fill the feeders with it. They just love it and come back every year. A pair nested from a piece of wire hanging from the ceiling in my unfinished garage last year and came back again this year to the same nest. I had to take it down this year because the ceiling was being done. They really do use spider webs to keep their nests together. I could fit my thumb inside the nest. The babies were so cute. One day I was outside finishing up an oil painting and I heard this humming by my ear and low and behold it was one of the little birds, attracted by my perfume. Thought you might like the story.

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    That is lovely, if I get sick, can I have join the queue?

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    Your quilt top is beautiful. :D Did you
    machine embroider the humming bird
    blocks? I just made a doll quilt, with
    machine embroidered blocks. It was
    so fun to make. :D Great Job.
    Sulabug,
    :D :D :D

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    I love that! Your embroidery is sew nice!!!! (My blocks never seem to lay flat....)

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    I agree with you on embroidery being fun. When I started make quilt tops it was not long and I wanted to get into the embroidery so bought a machine that you can sew and embroidery. I love placing embroidery into my quilts. My next project to learn is applique. I have problems also with them wanting to pucker which makes me so made. However I have learned once the quilt is quilted it really looks good. Now sure what the quilter does but she performs a miracle on several of mine.
    Beth

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    Loved your story and they are a beautiful bird. Thanks for sharing it with me.
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    Your birds are so pretty! What a great gift!

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    I love it. Beautiful.

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    Lovely!! I'll take it if they don't like it!

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    what a wonderful gift its just so lovely

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    Very pretty and I love those hummingbirds!

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    Exceptional! I just love the whole thing!!!

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    Wow what a beautiful quilt. I just love that you used the hummers for the design on the blocks. Who wouldn't smile seeing those. You are such a sweet person to make this for someone that needs to be cheered up an get better. Great Job! You go girlfriend~!!

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    I love hummingbirds, too. In Tucson, the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum has a walk-in hummingbird aviary. Once, when my hair was longer, I was in the aviary watching the birds, when I heard buzzing, and several people said, ''Stand still,' so I did. Then I felt tugging on my hair. I was standing in a ray of sunlight, and one of the hummers wanted a strand of my hair for its nest!

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    Love your quilt. The colors you have used are gorgeous!

    Joanne, did you comply and let the bird have your hair?

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    Absolutely - it's quite an honor!

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    Lovely, lovely piece! Your embroidery machine seems to do a great job. I keep thinking I will do the same concept, except with blue toille embroidery. Great work!

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    cough, cough, you did a beautiful job. I love the hummingbirds one of my favorite birds. This will cheer up the person who gets it glad to know there are still kind and loving people in this crazy world. Bless you

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    Very pretty. My sister has lot of hummers and would love that quilt.

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