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Thread: Quilt block rescue

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    Quilt block rescue

    My sister found 2 complete sets of these blocks that someone had started but not finished for $20 and she was kind enough to give me a set - I was thrilled. I immediately did a little more embellishing and sewed the sashing and borders and got it pinned to start quilting tonight. The fabrics are beautiful and each one is so coordinated and just so darn cute. Yes, I am doing the happy dance.
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    What a find! So glad they found a home. It's really sad that so much time and effort was apparently not appreciated. You've done a beautiful job.

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    They are adorable. I'd be doing the happy dance too. Congratulations on the great find!!! and a great sister too!
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    Really cute blocks. Glad your sister thought of you and shared her wonderful find.

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    That's really sweet. What a fortunate find, and how kind to share.

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    terrific find, and you did great with your embellishments
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    Those blocks were lucky to find you! You really brought them to life.

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    that is great! lucky find

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    Great find! Enjoy the new found treasure! Luann
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    Very, very cute!!! and what a nice sister you have

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    Whoever did these would be so proud. You did a great job.

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    I know you both will make good use of this fine find.

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    What a fun quilt, you certainly did them justice and they've found a beautiful home. Nice work.

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    I think I'll do the happy dance with you or for you. I can't believe someone would go to all that work and then not finish them. It was definitely your lucky day. They are all so cute. Peggy
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastimesquiltdesign View Post
    I think I'll do the happy dance with you or for you. I can't believe someone would go to all that work and then not finish them. It was definitely your lucky day. They are all so cute. Peggy
    That is exactly what I kept telling my sister - "I can't believe someone did this much work and was so close to finishing and then gave them up". It is hard to see from these pictures but the fabrics are fantastic quilt shop high quality and are so coordinated and the quality of her work is excellent too - just amazing. All I can think of is that she got bored or tired of it especially since she was knocking out two of them???

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    That's adorable! You should be doing the happy dance. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.
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    Wow, and someone didn't want these. Your sis was so lucky to get these and share with you. You have done a great job finishing these.
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    Wonderful find! Too bad that whoever started them didn't get to see them finished. You did such a lovely job. I often wonder if families ever give a thought to how much work went into quilts and blocks that are just tossed aside when the person who did them passes away. Awesome that your sister found them and shared. Comforting thought to know they are now appreciated.
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    Those are darling, what a nice sister.

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    Awwww sew cute
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    Lucky. LUCKY YOU!

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    Wow! The blocks are so cute!

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    How nice that you two are going to complete these blocks. They are so pretty and I really like the "bunny".

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    Quote Originally Posted by char634w View Post
    That is exactly what I kept telling my sister - "I can't believe someone did this much work and was so close to finishing and then gave them up". It is hard to see from these pictures but the fabrics are fantastic quilt shop high quality and are so coordinated and the quality of her work is excellent too - just amazing. All I can think of is that she got bored or tired of it especially since she was knocking out two of them???
    Maybe she became ill and was unable to sew anymore, or God forbid she passed away. Her family may have decided to give them away maybe because they did not sew. Either way, if this is true, I know she is looking down and liking what she sees. Good work.

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    What a wonderful sister to share these beautiful blocks with you! I love how you put the blocks together, so adorable!
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