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Thread: pinwheel kitty cat quilt

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    pinwheel kitty cat quilt

    I started this quilt last year for a friend who is a 6+ year survivor of pancreatic cancer. We thought we were going to lose her last year. I lost interest in working on it because I didn't think I'd be able to finish it before she left us. She made a miraculous recovery and is doing very well today (considering all her health issues). So I finally got the binding sewn on a couple of weeks ago and gave it to her Tuesday. She's always loved cats and blue is her favorite color. As you can tell from the smile, she loves her quilt. She called me Wednesday to tell me she slept under it Tuesday night and it was very warm and comfy.
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    Look at that smile!! You obviously made her day. You are a wonderful friend. Lovely quilt BTW!
    Linda
    Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. (Roger Caras made this quote about dogs, but I love cats too!)

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    What a lovely quilt! I'm sure her expression says it all - she will love it.

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    I haven't seen that pattern before - looks like ribbon ends. Great job on the color selection, and your friend looks so happy to receive it.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I'm glad she is able to enjoy her pretty quilt. 6 years after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer is impressive. Good for her.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    I'm glad she is able to enjoy her pretty quilt. 6 years after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer is impressive. Good for her.

    What's even more impressive is that 6 years ago, the doctors gave her a 25% chance of surviving the surgery. We've always said that, like a cat, she has nine lives

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    Beautiful...as well as the lady holding it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    I haven't seen that pattern before - looks like ribbon ends. Great job on the color selection, and your friend looks so happy to receive it.
    The cat block itself is not unique. I've seen it before. But I drew it up in EQ6 to size it so I could get 2 cats from one fat-eighth (since I started with a pack of those that I had purchased from Keepsake Quilting). Then I just put 4 cat blocks together and rotated them to create the pinwheel look

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr View Post
    Beautiful...as well as the lady holding it!
    I'll have to remember to tell Diane you said that. It'll make her smile even bigger

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    She looks very healthy holding up her beautiful quilt. I hope she continues to be a survivor.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    Fabulous job! And a heartwarming story

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    She sure looks delighted with her quilt. And I know she must be very touched to have had you make it for her specially. She appears very vibrant and charming. Congratulations to her on her survival!

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    Very nice quilt. I love it.

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    She looks very happy - gorgeous quilt!

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    A wonderful story. She is a living miracle! Terrific picture of her and her quilt. Love the design, colors and quilting!
    Helen T.

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    Beautiful lady and beautiful quilt!! And blessed to have a friend like you!

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    A lovely quilt for a lovely lady. Best wishes to her.

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    Clever great job

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    That is fabulous! She looks very happy.

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    Very nice. Beautiful quilt and you are a great friend.
    Being a great quilter is 5% talent and 95% pushing yourself away from the internet!

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    Your friend looks fabulous - and so does the quit!

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    That is beautiful!! Great job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Congratulations to your friend for putting up the good fight. She loves the wonderful quilt you made and so do I.

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    Awesome job!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    Just beautiful!!!!
    Quilts and cats just go together!

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