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Thread: Ragged flannel just out of the dryer!

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    Ragged flannel just out of the dryer!

    This is going to an ex-sister-in-law--now new friend. She's been sober now for about 8 months after years and years of not. We are getting together tomorrow so I can give her some old pictures of her kids I found--that she'd like to have. She doesn't know this quilt is coming. I'm so excited. I made a ragged flannel for her daughter--my niece--for her wedding--and my friend uses it every time she visits. God told me she needed one of her own. :-)

    I chose the fall fabrics because it's what is on her daughter's--but afterwards I discovered her favorite color is blue--and she loves the lake, so the back plan changed.
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    This is wonderful. She will love it!

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    SO PRETTY!!! I love the autumn colors, and the little bit of blue coming through from the back makes a nice frame for the squares. I'm sure she will love it.............and be so surprised!!
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    I so would like to cuddle into that. Love the colors both front and back.

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    Very nice. She will love it!

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    Bless your heart! What a wonderful gift! She'll love it... Great job on the quilt!
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    I love it! Great job. I know she will very gratefull!

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    you did a nice job she will love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATIKQLTR View Post
    SO PRETTY!!! I love the autumn colors, and the little bit of blue coming through from the back makes a nice frame for the squares. I'm sure she will love it.............and be so surprised!!
    Thanks! I was a bit worried about the blue showing through--but it didn't stop me because I know how important the blue is. I'm pleased with how it looks!

    Giving quilts as a surprise is the best!! And when we know the receiver is soooo appreciative--even better.

    Ragged flannels aren't fancy--but I love that I don't need to have it quilted and the best is how cuddly they are. I feel it's the best gift of all. A hug to go!

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    I've thought about making one of these. How long are the clipped areas? 1/2 inch? 1 inch?

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    This is very pretty. I agree with an above post - I think the blue coming through from the back frames up the pretty autumn colors nicely! She will love it
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    1/2"! I cut the blocks at 7".

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    Love Love Love this ragged quilt. The colors you've chosen are so pretty. I've been thinking about doing a ragged quilt for our bed. I should get on with it. Thanks for sharing.
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    I just realized this--as far as I know--is my 14th ragged flannel. I already know who is getting the 15th--but her favorite color is yellow and I have to find the perfect flannels... this will be tricky, but fun! I'll work on blocks for the Back to Nature quilt until I find them.

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    Love it, Karla! It had to be a bit time consuming to make the pattern work on front and back. Nice going!
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    I love it. Did you put batting in it?

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    You always do such nice work and the colors you chose work so well together. Another quilt well done!

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    I'd like to add that this is a special gift to mark a new friendship. 8 months is a long time to someone who's spent years not sober. Blessings to her and your friendship!

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    Tink's Mom--it was tricky! Usually I just put the same fabric on both sides of a block. I take a photo of the lay-out and number the rows--and pick the blocks up in rows and label, but for this I had a second picture of the top with the darker blue squares where they will go (EQ7 helped me plan that) so I knew where each went. I had to pay attention! lol

    Sweetpeaches--yes batting is in there-- cut at 5.75".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homemother View Post
    I'd like to add that this is a special gift to mark a new friendship. 8 months is a long time to someone who's spent years not sober. Blessings to her and your friendship!
    Yes it is! She got that liver disease that sneaks up on those who drink heavily for years--and now she cannot swallow another mouthful. But she survived and does not crave alcohol at all now. Her new addiction is Popsicles! :-) She lost everything--her husband (my brother), and three out of four of her kids haven't spoken to her in years. One daughter stuck by her--and she's the one I'm close to. Her daughter told me once "When she's sober she's the best mom in the world." And I'd add one of the nicest people you can meet. She needs something to celebrate the rest of her life. This will help. I'm happy to add that one of her sons visited her at Christmas, and the other wrote a letter. The oldest daughter is still not ready. It's a horrid disease.

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    ok, one more question. Does it matter what kind of batting you use? I have some that I bought at Walmart yesterday. It's 80/20 and says recommended quilting distance 2-4". That would work, right?
    I just love your quilt and want to start one tonight!

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    It's a wonderful quilt. How kind of you. She will love it.

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    Beautiful quilt Karla!! What a special surprise for her!


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    What a lovely thing to do. It is so pretty. She will love it.
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    very nice of you and she will love it and know you care!

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