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Thread: Nine Day Miracle Quilt

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    Nine Day Miracle Quilt

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Size:  290.6 KBSome time between 2002 and 2005 I was invited to a baby shower overseas, and decided that I wanted to make something instead of shopping. I had a coffee table book about sewing, and one of the pages showed a crazy quilt method using blue ticking and bits of red, I think. Anyway, it was based on doing random shapes onto 9 inch squares of muslin. Sounded easy enough. So I went to a fabric store and rummaged through their scrap table to grab some vivid colors for baby to enjoy. Found batting, and a warm blanket-like fabric to use for the backing. Home again I began cutting the 9 inch canvases. First done were the four blocks with no appliqués. Then I got the idea to put a sunshine in one corner. Rainbow seemed a logical addition. Then I started wondering what to put in the other "sweet" spots. I do think the Spirit of God led me through the next thoughts which had me nearly jumping up and down as the design unfolded for the Noah's ark story... with the added lightning bolt. The inspiration felt miraculous, but the fact that from inspiration to presentation encompassed only nine days, and I was working outside the home at the time, so had only the evening hours to use. Had no YouTube tutorials or sewing coaches along side, had to cut my own binding and figure out a method for framing the blocks. And the hardest part was giving it away, but God let me see the quilt used for three baby boys in the gifted family over the next few years. Recently saw a post where another boy had graced that family. Wonder if the quilt made it for that boy, too? Miracles do happen!

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    Thank you for sharing this lovely quilt.

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    Very nice quilt and even better story! Great job.
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    Oh it is so colorful and cheery!
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    What a wonderful story of your quilt's "birth" & what a beautiful, bright quilt for those sweet little boys! Thanks for sharing with us!
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    Neat little quilt! Thanks for sharing with us!
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    You have proved once more that quilts can don't necessarily need rules. Exquisite quilt!

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    very nice....

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    What a cheerful quilt and great story to accompany it.
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    A beautful story and I love the unique quilt you made!
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    Thank you for viewing it!

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    Oh! Thank you so much. I've had pictures of the quilt with me since the night before giving it away. The story of its formation and the story it came to portray as it "unfolded", both very dear to me.
    I forgot to mention that the ark and the green waves surrounding it came from a charm pack a quilter in the USA had sent to me as a gift. I didn't know her, but she had a passion for quilting and just, basically, picked my name/addy from a hat and sent it to me. I held on to it for years thinking I'd come up with something to do with it eventually.
    You never know what fruit your random act of kindness will bear...or how long it may take to blossom.
    Thank you all for your kind comments.
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    A beautiful story and quilt!

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    Great idea. Love your colors, great job!

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    WOW - Great story and just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing,
    Have a Blessed day
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    Such a lovely and bright quilt and such special workmanship. I'm sure the boys would have loved it. Thanks for sharing the picture with the story
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    Baby quilts should be bright as they can be seen better by the baby! This one totally fit the bill and I would have loved to get one like this when my kids were born!

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    very nice quilt and great story thanks so much for sharing...

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    That is so sweet and inspiring! He does lead us to places we could never imagine we could ever go to. Thanks for blessing us with the story too!

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    Beautiful quilt and story. Thanks for posting, great idea to use up scraps for a baby quilt. It sounds like your quilt was very appreciated and well used.

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    Thanks for telling us the story behind it. Isn't it good when your work is appreciated and used? My friend made a darling baby quilt for a niece which was used briefly and tossed out. She is "modern" and doesn't like to keep old things lying around. What a heart breaker.

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    Sew very pretty!
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    What a wonderful quilt and story!
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    Beautiful, beautiful both quilt and story behind it! The Lord has blessed me so through the quilts I do and I just want to give Him glory right here, right now!! He leads all those who come to Him....TFS!!

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