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Thread: For My Mom's Surprise 80th Birthday Party

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    Senior Member Sew N Tune's Avatar
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    For My Mom's Surprise 80th Birthday Party

    I made this last year. Started it in July, and it took me 5 weeks to put together, using mostly stash material, except for the outside borders. It was LAQ'd by a local lady here in the area. It was featured in 2011 in the McCall's Quilting magazine. It's called America the Beautiful, and I put the words to this in the outside border. It was given to my Mom on her 80th birthday on April 7th, so I can now post a picture of the quilt. I had sew much fun making this for her in her green tones. Enjoy.Name:  DSC01225.JPG
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    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    Beautiful work (and lots of it!). It should be displayed for everyone to see. I'm sure your Mom will be showing it off to all her friends.
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    Very nice quilt! Congrats on the feature in McCalls.
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    What a great 80th birthday gift! Even though I quilt, I would love to have a quilt given to me that someone else made.


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    Its beautiful so happy you had it in mcalls congrats to you and to your mom
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    OMG!!! I ADORE this quilt! What a great gift!!

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    Good job, love the red white & blue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoozeeDoozee View Post
    Very nice quilt! Congrats on the feature in McCalls.
    I have to clear one thing up. My quilt was not featured in the McCalls Quilting magazine. The pattern for thisquilt was in the McCalls Quilting magazine. Parts of the overall quilt came out every two months. So you would sew those featured blocks up, then wait for the next issue.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    What a beautiful quilt! And so much work - I'm sure it is treasured by your Mom!

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    So beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I can see this was a labor of love for your Mom and it shows. It is a beautiful work of art. What a treasure.

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    Wow..How beautiful is this quilt
    Love it. Lucky mom to have such a nice daughter...

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    Beautiful!!!!!
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    So very beautiful, she must be very happy with it.

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    WOW - this is beautiful! I'm sure your mother will treasure it always.
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    Fabulous quilt. Looks like it could have been the one featured in McCalls

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    WOw great job!
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    What a wonderful gift for your mom and her 80th birthday! It is a beautiful quilt. I remember when it came out in the McCalls magazine, I actually cut out the patterns and saved them for one of those "someday" projects. I know it was a lot of work but whom else would you want to spend all that time on, but mom? Your work on this quilt is stunning and I am sure it will be a family treasure.

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    A beautiful quilt and a super 80th BD present! I bet she loved it!

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    You did an outstanding job on this quilt for Mom. She will treasure it. Sandy 64

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    Fabulous quilt & what a great gift!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pennyquilter88 View Post
    What a great 80th birthday gift! Even though I quilt, I would love to have a quilt given to me that someone else made.
    Pennyquilter88, You'll have to join the Quilts for Quilters swap the next time around. We are all making a quilt for another quilter and will each receive a quilt from a quilter. It's so much fun!

    What a great birthday quilt! I know your mom is so proud of you and the work you do. Thanks for sharing!
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    So very pretty!!

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    beautiful job, she will show it off every chance she gets

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    Wow!! It is soooo pretty. Great job of reducing your stach!! Love scrappy anyway.....
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