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Thread: My first large quilt finally finished!

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    Senior Member pinkcastle's Avatar
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    My first large quilt finally finished!

    I made this quilt for my brother who is being treated for mantle cell lymphoma. Going through chemo and a stem cell transplant has left him feeling pretty crappy. I started it as soon as I could and I'm happy to say that it is done and it's on its way to him now. I hope that it provides lots of comfort, especially now that the weather is getting cooler.

    I also want to say a big thank you to the board. I picked up a number of tips and help from other board members, including: overdying the backing, not pressing the binding, trying a continuous bias binding, using wonder clips while hand-sewing the binding, how to wash a quilt with wool batting and probably others I can't think of right now. So, thank you!

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    Your quilt is gorgeous!

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    It's beautiful. I love the colors!

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    Your work and quilt is BEAUTIFUL!
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    Beautiful quilt- he will love it. Love your helper too!

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    Very pretty and I see the quilt inspector agrees.

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    you did a great job. It's gorgeous.
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    Gorgeous quilt and cat! Keeping you and your brother in my prayers. He will be comforted by your quilt.
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    Gorgeous quilt and colors. Your brother should feel comfortable with it. Sue

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    Gorgeous, yummy colors. You quilt looks beautiful and I hope it brings the warmth and love for your brother that you intend it to. Great job!!!

    Linda

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    This is a beautiful quilt. Kitty too. I love it. Beautiful colors. Bless your brother with prayers, and to get through all the steps it takes to take all of the meds and other tests etc. I know he'll be glad to get thru all of Chemo and stuff that makes him feel so bad.

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    Such a beauty. I love it and I know your brother will to. Best wishes for a full recovery for him.
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    nicely done
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    Beautiful quilt & kitty!!!!
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    Beautiful! Prayers sent your way also!

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    WOW!! Love the purples mixed in with the blues.

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    How pleasant the color combinations look together, it is stunning, love the pattern and the gorgeous feline camped out on the quilt. I pray the quilt blesses your brother, knowing all the love you have sewn into it so he could wrap himself up in it. I pray his treatment will eradicate the cancer, and this should make him smile.

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    He will really enjoy this quilt, because it is made by you and beautiful also!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkcastle View Post
    I made this quilt for my brother who is being treated for mantle cell lymphoma. Going through chemo and a stem cell transplant has left him feeling pretty crappy. I started it as soon as I could and I'm happy to say that it is done and it's on its way to him now. I hope that it provides lots of comfort, especially now that the weather is getting cooler.

    I also want to say a big thank you to the board. I picked up a number of tips and help from other board members, including: overdying the backing, not pressing the binding, trying a continuous bias binding, using wonder clips while hand-sewing the binding, how to wash a quilt with wool batting and probably others I can't think of right now. So, thank you!

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    I love th quilt it is beautiful and so is your helper

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    love the colours in your quilt

    nice

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    It's really beautiful. Well done!

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    I see your little helper girl included some love on the quilt too. I'm sure he will love it, it's gorgeous. ((())) to him and your whole family.

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    It is lovely and I know he will love that it came from you!
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    The quilt is incredible! What pattern did you use? I love the color choices. Your helper is adorable. Best wishes to your brother.

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    Gorgeous, some of my favourite colours blue and purple. I am sure your brother will be wrapped up in love.
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