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Old 12-17-2022, 10:08 AM
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Last Christmas I made this quilt pattern in a Queen size for my neighbors. The wife quickly responded that it was hers and hers alone and that her hubby was SOL. Then the hints started coming my way, make her husband a quilt, it doesn’t need to be as nice as mine, it doesn’t need to be as big as mine etc. . I explained to her that it takes weeks to make a quilt and that fabric is really expensive, and basically went over everything involved. I thought finally, that was the end. In August there was a major life changing incident and while we are still adjusting, we still have a ways to go. In September she calls (yes she was aware of what happened in August) and asks if there is any way I could make her husband a quilt by Christmas.
I am equally peeved at the audacity and honored & humbled that they appreciate my work. I love them, so at the end of the day I know my quilts will be cherished and cared for. I am glad this is done!

Twin 73 x 90
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Backing- Legacy Muslin
Warm & Natural Batting
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Old 12-17-2022, 10:34 AM
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That really is a very lovely quilt. I would have been peeved at the request too and probably wouldn't have handled it as well as you did.
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Old 12-17-2022, 10:36 AM
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I am dumbfounded that a friend could be so thoughtless. You are a really special person to overlook such actions and put your time money and skill to work for her. But, who am I to judge?
I think the quilt came out exquisite. A real labor of love.

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Old 12-17-2022, 10:43 AM
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I know this quilt was made with love and it shows. This is a wonderful quilt.
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Old 12-17-2022, 10:58 AM
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You did a great job on the quilt. I think she was a little pushy about asking for another one after you explained the expense of making quilts. People that don't quilt think we have a money tree in our back yard. LOL
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Oh Lisa this is gorgeous! I would love to copy it for a QOV but I’d need to resize it to 60 x80. Good job and good friend you are too.
I remember when this first happened. This wife’s attitude still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.
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Old 12-17-2022, 03:45 PM
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The quilt turned out fabulous. I hate to be put on the spot like she did. My tendency is to put that person at the bottom of my list
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Lovely quilt and gracious person to do that for her!
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That really is a very lovely quilt. I would have been peeved at the request too and probably wouldn't have handled it as well as you did.
I would have handled it by avoiding giving an answer and hoping she got the hint. The last time someone asked me to make her a quilt, I said "Okay, I'll tell you what. If you come to my house and cook and clean for me for a month or so, I'll work on a quilt for you". I never heard another word, which pretty much tells me that her time and work is a lot more valuable than mine and she doesn't deserve a quilt.

That is a lovely quilt and she's lucky she got it.
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Your quilt is as lovely as your heart is kind.
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