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Thread: Mother's Day gift for my DD

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    I just got the pictures out of my camera :) Each DGK chose his/her own fabric out of a choice of nearly 30 pieces. The baby was genuinely delighted to find the dragonfly fabric in the stash. You might notice that the paisley hand seems backwards, but that is because she is left-handed like her mother. On the back of wall hangings, I normally put split sleeves to put a stick through... generally, a bamboo skewer from the kitchen is large enough. This way, the work can be hung from a center 'nail' or a ribbon tied to the ends to hang. I'm not happy that the pen bled so much in writing the label. My picture is sewn to the corner of the label. In appliqueing the hands, I already layered the quilt so the blanket stitch becomes part of the quilting. I sewed the binding to the back and blanket stitched it to the front, a first try with this method.

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    well done.

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    What a nice gift!! and what a wonderful idea!!!

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    What a creative idea! Great job!

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    Beautiful. Neat idea.

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    How cute is that!! I love it.

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    a forever keepsake... very thoughtful and cute.

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    A beautiful gift and precious keepsake for your DD.

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    Great idea! This is wonderful!

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    Very clever!

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    Cute idea!!

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    thanks for all the nice comments :-) :-)

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    How very cute is that!!! Very clever idea.

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    Cute.

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    What a beautiful thoughtful present

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    what a wonderful idea and job-20 years from now, it will be a great reminder of their childhood

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    thanks for the compliments

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    Nancy, that is such a fun idea for Mother's Day! Thanks for sharing!

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    What a great idea-when my children were too small to write their name, I would trace their hands on cards to grandparents--when my son wrote a thank you note to his grandma for his college graduation present, he traced his hand then wrote the note on the palm-so cute!

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    Awe, it's too precious, what a special gift!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Wonderful idea!

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    Very sweet!

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    Such a clever idea! It reminds me of being back in grade school (back in the Stone Age) & making our Moms hand-print gifts. Does anybody else remember that or am I the only one?
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    I realy like your wall haging and it has given me inspiration for a quilt I must design for a day care center. The class is the "Busy Hands" class and I was doing hands from solid colors, but your patterned fabric brings such vibrancy and creativity to the priject.
    "He has graven me upon the palms of His hands." Isaiah 49:16

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    great idea very nice!!!
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