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Thread: Mermaid Trails, first bargello quilt

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    Mermaid Trails, first bargello quilt

    Delivered this quilt tonight to celebrate 5 years cancer free for the recipient. She was tearful and loved it. My DH told me to tell her if she wasn't happy with it, he'd be glad to have it and I could make her a new one, but that isn't happening. LOL He rarely goes on about my quilts although he loves them and is proud of all I make, but he told me he thinks this one is my best of all so far.
    I know how simple it is for a bargello, but I'm proud of it anyway. I do simple better than anything else.

    Special thanks to board members who helped me with fabric selection and with mermaid fabric for the label. I have two more quilts to make that will get mermaid labels. My water exercise class teacher calls us her mermaids. It's for people with physical limitations due to illness, injury or age. Or in my case, all of those. LOL

    The photo of the finished quilt is not great, as no one was tall enough to hold it up all spread out. You can get the idea tho.Name:  Mermaid Trails finished.jpg
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    Linda Wedge White

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    Congratulations on a beautiful finish. Love your label. I’m sure it means a lot to the recipient.

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    Beautiful. Love the label. BrendaK
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    Lovely quilt!

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    Good job!!

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    Very nice, love the colors

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    Such a thoughtful gift. I'm sure she loves it.

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    It's beautiful! Simple is always a perfect way to go.

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    Beautiful piece and lovely story. Congratulations to the survivor and a truly thoughtful gift.
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    Itís a beauty! What a kind way to celebrate with someone who has been through so much. Iím sure her response melted your heart. Also it was sweet of your hubby to compliment yiu so highly on your quilt. Thatís always a bonus.

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    Great job!
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    beautiful quilt top.
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    Your quilt is lovely. Your mermaid label made me smile. I love the fabric featuring mermaids with ball caps and polka-dot tails.

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    simply loverly

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    Beautiful and really like the label.

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    Beautiful quilt and wonderful sentiment.
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    How very sweet of you to make her a quilt! Turned out great. Guess you will have to make Hubby one
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    Thank you so much for sharing your project -- the label worked beautifully

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    What a beautiful gift to honor your friend. And I love that your hubby is so supportive and appreciates your hard work!

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    Beautiful quilt and very lucky recipient!!!
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    Very pretty quilt and really love the label. Very kind of you to make this to celebrate such a wonderful thing.

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