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Thread: our far away stars!!

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    Super Member susie0808's Avatar
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    Here is a quilt I've done for my nephew and new wife. They have traveled all around the world before they got married. So What I decided to do was purchase fabric of where they vacationed. It was a neat project. For the border I chose their schools and the bottom border was their name. Each corner had their school
    emblem and a wedding date.

    They both met at Vassar college. Heidi went off to Yale Univ. John went off to Brooklyn Law School. They both are working now and miss traveling. So now all they have to do is look at this quilt and it brings them back!

    Saw them on Easter and says they sleep under their stars every night! The quilt is hung up as a head board!!! Hope you all enjoy!!

    Each star represents a country
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    heidi and john 8-8-09
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    Very nice.

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    very pretty

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    WOW! Great quilt! This will be something they'll treasure I'm sure.

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    Very pretty

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    What a wonderful memento. You're so clever!

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    Beautiful quilt!!

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    what wonderful work and beautiful memories the can look to thanks to you. Your work and thoughtfulness is moving and so beautiful. I'd love to see several close up shots of different stars. Did you pp or can you share the block you chos?. Bravo, you did a sweet thing for them! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I pp each block. I can't remember the name of it, but I had extra copies of the pattern on tracing paper. I will look to see what the name is. Also this picture is of a copy. My darling husband downloaded all my pictures to his computer. I have been scanning through but can't seem to locate the original. But I will see what close ups I have. Thanks for your comments.
    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    what wonderful work and beautiful memories the can look to thanks to you. Your work and thoughtfulness is moving and so beautiful. I'd love to see several close up shots of different stars. Did you pp or can you share the block you chos?. Bravo, you did a sweet thing for them! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    :D :D

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    Very pretty and a clever idea to commerate their travels.

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    Gorgeous - I love the creativity you used to come up with the fabrics with the most meaning.

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    ok here goes....I worked with a pattern called Origami stars. But I noticed these stars were a little different. Looking into my tracing paper file( I always have extra copies of my work) these 2 projects were different. THis project I seem to have left out a point somewhere. Sow it's a variation. I will be attaching a star hope it worked.. I will post my project 3 stars which these came from.
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    Sew beautiful! You are justified in your "proudness" for them... yeah, know that proudness is not at word!

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    Very neat!!! Sleeping under their own stars!!

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    Beautiful :thumbup:

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    Wow, very pretty

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    What a great quilt. It's not only beautiful but very personalized. I love that. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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