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Thread: Quilting for a friend

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    Quilting for a friend

    Hi all!
    I am a brand new quilter, having learned from my sister (Buslady) when I went to visit her in October 2012. We made 6 comfort quilts in 4 days out of my mom's clothes. When I got home I was talking with a dear friend about my trip and she asked me if I was a quilter. I said, "Well I am now!" She shared with me that her mom, who had died, was also a quilter and left her with a bunch of material and quilting supplies. She asked if I wanted it.... well I hesitated, for about a second and said, of course! In all the material we found a quilt top already done! Well almost. I am adding a border and putting a back on it and then I am going to gift it back to her. She does not know. These are pictures of the quilt and the work I have done so far - the first border. I met some very nice ladies at the fabric store who helped me pick out the material for the border. I am adding a 3 inch orange strip and then a 10" border of crazy polka-dot material. I will make the back out of some of the material my friend gave me. She makes hats for the Red Hat Society women and makes all my hats. She made and gifted me my wedding hat last year and I have included a picture below.

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    What an amazing quilting start you've had! It's very thoughtful of you to gift back the top your friends mother started. I hope you show us the finished quilt because what I see now is a terrific scrappy start.
    SheriR~

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    Love the quilt. WOW on the hat, lovely
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    The quilt is beautiful and the orange really sets it off.
    Your hat is fab-u-lous

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    Welcome to quilting. It is addictive. Love the quilt and the hat.

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    the quilt top is wonderful - LOVE THE HAT

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    What a thoughtful thing to do for your friend. She will treasure the handiwork that you and her mother have done "together"
    Lori - MamaBear

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    What a nice story...
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    That sure was nice of you to finish the quilt to give to her!!!! Love the hat!!!

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    both are very nice!!!!
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    That is very beautiful.
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    Look at Homespun's avatar!! It's could be the quilt you are working on. Which I love, by the way!! That hat. What can I say? Can you walk in it? It is beautiful!! Love ya sis
    Onalee Rose
    "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

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    What a lovely thing to do! It's a win/win for you both. The hat is fabulous!! The quilt is also!
    Helen T.

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    Lov ethe string quilt, and your hat is out of this world!!!! I love big hats!!!!

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    Beautiful quilt and hat.
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    She will be so surprised when she sees the quilt! Love the hat!

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    Be sure to put a label on it so the family will always remember that the Mother had made it. Love the quilt and the hat
    is just super.

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    Welcome to quilting, my sister got me started as well. It's so nice that your friend will have a quilt that both her mother and her friend worked on. P.S. Love that hat!!!

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    How touching! your friend will cry when you give her the quilt. I almost did just reading the story. what a special friend you are. Welcome to quilting! and the Board!

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    Thank you all! I am having a blast! I will post updates here as I go. I am trying to bring Hats back! They are fabulous and so fun to wear. Yes I can walk in this hat but kissing is a little difficult! Hubby knocked it off during the wedding kiss! lol

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    WOO HOO!!!!! Great hat! Terrific story! What a fantastic start on your quilting journey! What a lovely gift back to your friend! Keep up the good work!
    The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us.
    ~Marianne Williamson

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    Well here is the update: Back done, batting cut, top with second border, pinned and ready to tie off! Going to sew the binding together and get it ready for when I'm finished tying. I went to the story and bought 175 pins today and found a bag of material at the thrift store! I think I may have an addiction....

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    Top looks great and so does the hat.
    DEB CAVAN

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    Love the quilt top and great idea to gift it back!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    That top will be an awesome gift for her when finished. SO nice of you to do this! Lovely pic of you in your neat hat!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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