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Thread: My First Charity Quilt

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    My First Charity Quilt

    Finally! Finally! Finally! I have been wanting to do a few charity quilts because I know how good it would make me and the recipients feel. But, for the past year, I have had 7 baby quilts to make and I finally finished all of those plus the massive amounts of gifts made in-between the quilts. I just found out today I will have another baby quilt to make for my nephew and his wife who is expecting in Jan., so I am really glad I finished this one.

    The center was all appliqued with pictures I drew onto fabric and colored with fabric markers and some machine embroidery for the stars. The aliens on the border were machine embroidered. Originally, I had made this center for another quilt but the background fabric clashed with the featured fabric I had picked out, so I decided I would use it for my charity quilt. Instead of doing SID quilting, I did a narrow zig-zag over all the lines and stipple on the border with varigated thread. It looks really cute but it doesn't show up in the pictures. It will be going to a charity for abused children.

    I just feel sooooooooooooooooooo good about finally doing this.
    Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.
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    That quilt will make some child really happy. I like the zig zag quilting. Will have to remember that for future use on one or two of my quilts. And I love your label.

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    This is so precious!! Nicely done.
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    very nice and great label!!!
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    Terrific quilt! Some child will feel very special with this!
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    It is so bright, happy and fun.
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    VERY sweet! Love the label, too. The drawings in the center are outstanding! Thank you for making this AND for sharing it with us.

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    I love the way you used the triangle blocks to frame the center block. Great job.
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    What a wonderful quilt! It's sure to be loved!!!

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    Very cute, a child will appreciate all your work on it. So good of you to give it.
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    Very nice. I love your color choices and the sentiment expressed on your label. I see a very happy child in the near future. Thanks for your generosity and for sharing.
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    I love the time and thought you put into this quilt. It's wonderful, bright and cheerful and is going to be much loved by a child that needs as much of those things in his or her life as possible. And thank you for warming my heart with your label, it's perfect.
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    Love the quilt, but the label is outstanding. Thank you for doing this. BrendaK
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    Oh my goodness, I'm sure some child will love this, I do!

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    Outstanding work of love!!!
    May you always have Love to Share , Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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    that is AWESOME that child will just love it. We make those all the time and your is one of the best ones I have seen. lovely.
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    happy happy quilt !!
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    That's so sweet of you. nice quilts
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    Terrific quilt and so much love and work went into it. The zig zag quilting is a great idea....going to steal that one!
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    What a happy quilt! Love the extras you put on it...

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    It's a terrific quilt and you are very talented. Thanks so much for making a quilt for a children's charity.
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    ...and God bless you for giving of your time and talents for a child....they will LOVE the quilt!

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    Just a wonderful gift, great job and thank you for sharing. Have a Blessed night Ellen

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    Awe, how sweet! Sooo cute!
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    Beautiful! I know how good you feel about this--I also make charity quilts. Good job!
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