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Thread: Purple Squares

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    Gorgeous!! How nice for your dad and your family. How sweet of you to make her something so nice.

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    Sew Awesome!!!!
    You know if your a quilter when you cleanup your sewing room and your family thinks your moving out!! Author U/K Sue

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    Beautiful! Love your design!
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    WOW! I love it.

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    lovely quilt and story
    always give back and forward

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    What a nice gesture. She will love it. How nice to reconnect with family. Now I have to go google Montenegro (red face).
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    Golly, I just love that pattern and the color choices!!! I really, really, really do...

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    beautiful
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    Very pretty and what a wonderful thing to find each other after so many yrs. Hope it gets there safe. Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    I made this quilt for a recently discovered Aunt that lives in Montenegro.

    (Dad had lost contact with his sister after he left the former Yugoslavia in the 1950's, her son found my brother on Facebook and now they have regular contact. They saw each other for the first time in more than 50 years on Christmas day, thanks to Skype.).

    I found out from her son that her favourite colour is purple so I came up with a pretty simple design in EQ. I sure hope she gets it as mail theft is common over there according to my Cousin.

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    What a wonderful story! And the quilt? Stunning! Would you consider sharing/posting your EQ diagram as a jumping-off point? Thanks for sharing!
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    Very pretty quilt and a great story....

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    Wow! I was thinking thesame thing about your sharing the design!

    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    What a wonderful story! And the quilt? Stunning! Would you consider sharing/posting your EQ diagram as a jumping-off point? Thanks for sharing!
    Darlene

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    Very pretty, I like the colours.
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    Oh, I love this one. Super design! Very pretty colors. I love the effect it has.
    A finished quilt excites me!! Whether is it mine or yours!

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    Gorgeous quilt!
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    That is very pretty, love the purple.

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    What a beautiful way to celebrate the reunion. Sandy 64

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    That is a gorgeous quilt! What a nice way to connect with new-found family.

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    Hi

    Thanks for all your kind comments on my quilt, you are all too kind.

    A few people asked on dimensions and instructions on how itwas made so here goes.

    I started with 10 dark 3 ½ “ squares and 8 light 3 ½” squares which I bordered witha 1 ½ “strip of a medium purple,( I sewed the strips on the sides, then the topand bottom), then another 1 ½ “ strip ofa light purple (done the same way) andthen a 1 ½”strip of white, (done the same again).

    Mine ended up 9 ½”square. I then cut 10 squares 9 ½” of thedark purple and 8 x 9 ½”squares of thelight purple floral.

    I placed 1 plain square on a pieced square matching thecentre colours and drew a line down the diagonal and then 2 lines ¼” on eitherside of the diagonal. I stitched on those outer 2 lines on all the blocks andthen cut them apart on the centre line. I squared these up to 8 ½”. These arenow your half square triangle blocks.

    Have fun playing with your placement.

    My first white border was 2 ½” the second medium purpleborder was 1 ½” and the 3rd dark border was 3 ½ “.

    Hope this helps, let me know if I haven’t been clear withany part of it or you would like pictures of anything

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    Terrific design and the colour/fabric choices are just perfect for it. I hope it arrives safely, because she is just going to love it. I am not recommending deceit but sometimes if you fear the postal service is not the most reliable, describing the contents as "used fabric" or "used clothing" may ensure it gets to the recipient. I did this for years when the boys were travelling and needed things sent from home....I did wash the undies/bedding before sending so technically it was accurate.

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    Great story and quilt - praying that it gets there safely!
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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    That is gorgeous. The design is stunning. I hope it makes it there OK
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    Lovely, just lovely. The purples are perfect together, not always the case.

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    A touching story, for sure! Isn't Skype wonderful - sure has made the world that much smaller.

    Your quilt is gorgeous. Here's hoping your aunt receives it soon.

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    Purple is my favorite color... I love it!

    Anita in Northfield, MN

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