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Thread: Leftover Blues

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    Leftover Blues

    Several years ago my DD's BFF got married. I'd always promised her that I'd make her quilt & she requested a vintage-looking traditional patterned one for her wedding gift. I'd had Eleanor Burns' "Log Cabin in a Day" book for eons but never made one so I decided to used that pattern, unbleached muslin & a variety of vintage reproduction indigo fabrics for Gretchen's quilt. I got carried away & made too many blocks, thus having leftovers. I decided these would make a nice QOV so I whipped up a lap-sized top & my LA'er did a FABULOUS job of quilting feathers in the muslin part of the blocks. I called it "Leftover Blues" & hope that it's warming the heart & body of an injured troop to this day. It's nothing fancy but I kind of liked it & thought I'd show it to you (so y'all know that I actually produce quilts from time to time... LOL!).

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    It's wonderful Rebecca! What a nice thing for you to do!
    Linda
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    Very nice quilt....very nice sentiment!!!
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    That quilting in the white areas...perfection! I want a quilting machine!

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    Very pretty. Love it.

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    Really pretty!!!!!

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    Pretty quilt! Nice of you to donate it!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    Beautiful quilt and the variation in the feathers makes it all just wonderful!!!

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    I love it!

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    Nice job!!!!!

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    I love it
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    Pretty quilt!

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    Isn't it wonderful what leftovers can become? I am positive a military person will love it.

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    Very thoughtful of you to give to a wounded soldier. It will be appreciated I am sure. So much nicer than lying under an old hospital coverlet. Thanks for caring.

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    It's beautiful and the quilting is fantastic.
    No matter how tough life is, it sure beats the alternative.

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    That is a very nice quilt,and the quilting is so very neat.
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    I love the colors. You inspire me to do a log cabin.
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    In my opinion, you can never go wrong with either log cabin or blue-but both together is my favorite!

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    Good for you!!

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    It's a beautiful quilt and gone to such a worthy cause

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    excellent choice of pattern and colors

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    Love it! I'm making one in red and cream!
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    Just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    GREAT job....!!!!
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    I really like this. Log cabins are so easy to piece and the quilting is great.
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