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More quilts instead of my DJ blocks

Old 07-29-2012, 08:00 AM
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Well, here I am again, with other quilts making my DJ blocks get put on the back burner. This first one I did for a nephew's son, who starts school this fall. I incorporated a tiny piece of the material into one of my DJ blocks. It says LOVE TO LEARN and is on a chalkboard. Appropiate for both of us.
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This next one, I created in less than 36 hours from first cut, to finishing the binding. I was at work on this past Friday, July 27, when my boss came out to me and asked if I could possibly do a small lap quilt, it measures 40x55, for a fellow employee, who had to retire unexpectedly, due to health, and there will be a retirement party for her this Friday, August 3. She asked that it be a signature quilt, so fellow employees could sign their names on it. So, I got home from work at 7 pm, dug in my stash, found some material that would work, and just did strip piecing, which goes pretty fast. By 1130, when I quit, I had the blocks sewn across in strips, and ready to work on Saturday morn, when I finished putting the strips into a top. Then it was put it together with the batting and fleece backing, and do the quilting. Just plain diagonal strips, which split the white blocks, to allow 2 people to use that square. so I have room for 140 names. I got the binding cut and sewn on, and finished the binding this morning. Here it is.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:24 AM
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ND rocks. You are so creative and thoughtful. Love your quilts.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:58 AM
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l like the fabric in your second quilt... very nice
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:01 AM
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They are both so pretty I love the fabric in the second one. Great job.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:43 AM
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Oh my, that is soooo pretty. Great job.
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WOW. You did a great job.
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You are one speedy little quilter, aren't you??? I'm impressed! Both quilts are fabulous!
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Both of them are gorgeous.
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Thanks to everyone for the comments. I took it in to work this morning, and everyone thought that it was so neat to sign their name on a quilt. Can't wait to see the gal who will be receiving it.
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Nicely done and sew quick! Love it!
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