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Thread: My Sisters 30th Birthday Quilt

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    Senior Member SazuBMidlands's Avatar
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    Well I managed to make my sister a quilt for her 30th Birthday last month. Only just got the photos from her though. (The ones I took of the whole thing didnt come out too well).
    Shes a very ecclectic sort of person, and so I made a "this is your life" sort of crazy quilt, including lots of different fabrics with things she likes, so theres pretzels and jelly beans and strawberries and pasta for foods she likes, and Wizard of Oz, and Alice in Wonderland, and HSM and Care Bears for characters, handcuffs and police cars since she works for the police, pool that she likes to play in pubs, wellies to represent the music festivals she enjoys. Basically, its just really ecclectic, including many of the things that remind me of her. :D

    The finished size was about 72" square.

    You might want to put shades on before you view this! 8)

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    Very Cute! I love the Dragons!

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    Lovely quilt!

    Kyia

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    Very nice! I especially like how the black border sets it all off.

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    I love your quilt and all the different fabrics! What a great idea. :D


    Ninnie

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    Cute.

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    Love It!!! An adult version of the I Spy quilts!!! I bet she treasures this quilt for always :D :D :D

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    What a fun gift idea. I like the crazy quilt look, too.

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    Is the center of the bottom right block in the picture a guitar?

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    Looks like one to me Kj ;)

    Cute quilt the dragons are pretty cute and rest of it looks great too :)

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    What a lovely quilt! Hope she does not spend too much time trying to find hidden meanings in some of the fabrics! :?

    I do like the idea! Another one for the bucket list. :?

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    Very nice! I love that you put everything together that reminds you of your sister!

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    Love the crazy quilt look. She must love it!

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    No wonder she wouldn't part with it. It's awesome. Lucky sister.

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    How original!! I love it!

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    Very cute! I love the thought you put into this quilt. That's wonderful.

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    that's a beaut, alright! what a fun quilt! :-)

    ummmm ... was anybody else relieved to read that she likes handcuffs because she's a cop? 8) :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    ummmm ... was anybody else relieved to read that she likes handcuffs because she's a cop? 8) :mrgreen:
    :lol: :lol:

    That is a fantastic quilt! I'll bet she just loves this!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    ummmm ... was anybody else relieved to read that she likes handcuffs because she's a cop? 8) :mrgreen:
    Gotta admit, the mind was leaning in another direction - - for just the teensiest bit!

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    What a cool fun quilt! Great job!

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    That is a really great idea to personalize a quilt! It is just wonderful!

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    What fun!! :D :D :D

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    That is a cool quilt. And very personalized. I love the colors and pattern. Very vibrant. Great job. I bet she loves it.

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    Great quilt. Love all the different fabrics. Know your sis loved it :-)

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    Ohhh how AWESOME!!! What a wonderfully well thought out gift!! Perfect sister gift!! We'd LOVE to see pics of her when you give it to her!!!

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