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Thread: A quilt for a dear friend at church

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    A quilt for a dear friend at church

    While I love so many people in my small church, a 95 year old woman has become so very special to me. She is very loving and has adopted me and my family, despite the fact that I have two super wonderful parents already. She was recently in the hospital and although I didn't finish the quilt in time, when I did give it to her she cried. And I found out that she refuses to use it and is instead going to hang it on her wall. I didn't know what pattern to pick when first deciding on making her quilt, but I knew it had to be colorful. She loves blues and purples and always has sequins and other shiny things on her outfits. Luckily I was able to use my stash of batiks, with the exception of the backing material.
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    Very pretty!

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    absolutley gorgeous. Love all the color combination
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Beautiful. I can see why she cried.

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    Very pretty and so sweet of you.
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    That is absolutely a wonderful story.......
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    love the colors!
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    you did a lovely job on the quilt nice and colorful
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    That's one of the great joys of quilting, not only do we enjoy the creative process of making the quilt, we get to experience the total pleasure of giving a quilt to a dear friend or relative who will treasure it as a token of our love for them. Your gift is beautiful!

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    Beautiful colors.

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    It's a beautiful quilt combining colorful batiks and the story is also touching. I do hope she decides to use it, giving it the love it deserves. Kudos to you and her ... you're both fortuate people!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Very nice quilt and such a nice thing to do for a special woman.

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    The Lord will surely bless you with a star in your crown in Heaven. How very kind and generous of you to make such a beautiful quilt, especially with batiks. I can surely see why she cried. I know it warms your heart to see your gift so appreciated....God Bless
    Families are like old quilts....although they tend to unravel at times...each can be stitched back together with love.

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    Love the pretty colors!

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    Beautiful quilt and heartwarming story!
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    I'm sure the quilt means the world to your friend! Makes you feel so good to give to others. The quilt is beautiful and I love the colors in it!
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    Love the color combo and your thread collection LOL
    It all about the Journey!! Enjoy It

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    I too love the colors and your kind heart!

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    Really pretty, love the colors.

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    Beautiful! Batics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bzaney View Post
    While I love so many people in my small church, a 95 year old woman has become so very special to me. She is very loving and has adopted me and my family, despite the fact that I have two super wonderful parents already. She was recently in the hospital and although I didn't finish the quilt in time, when I did give it to her she cried. And I found out that she refuses to use it and is instead going to hang it on her wall. I didn't know what pattern to pick when first deciding on making her quilt, but I knew it had to be colorful. She loves blues and purples and always has sequins and other shiny things on her outfits. Luckily I was able to use my stash of batiks, with the exception of the backing material.
    beautiful. I love the colors, too. Using it as a wall hanging may bring more comfort to her than using it as a cover,
    Bad Spellers of the World
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    I need a friend like you....lol...its gorgeous!!!
    *Rachel*

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    Beautiful quilt. I love the fabric and colorfulness of it.

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    We can never have too many mothers! What a beautiful gift for her, and your batiks are wonderful in this pattern.
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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    Very nice! What a wonderful gift for a dear friend!!!

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