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Thread: Recliner Quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2 View Post
    Thanks Lara, you could always sew it on later.
    Oh Dawn, I don't think Rita would let me borrow the quilt back. LOL

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    Very nicely done and what a great friend you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorileik View Post
    It's beautiful, love the blues. Great IDE too for a recliner quilt. I am a home care nurse and see lots of elderly patients who sleep in their recliners for various reasons.
    Thanks for all these sweet words everyone! I'm on cloud nine! As HuntersGrammie said "her smile would be all the appreciation i would need for the gift" It truly was! You all are givers too so you know that.

    That so many people sleep on recliners is something I had not realized until recently. Lap quilts are often too small for coverage ansd twin size is too big. A couple of you asked about size:

    Rita's finished recliner quilt is 54" x 70". I chose the size based on making it large enough to tuck in around Rita's toes and under her chin and not so big that the weight of it would pull it off her chair. Plus the number of blocks needed for the design also played a factor. I used wool batting which is very light weight yet puffy. I think you would probably always need to base the size on the recipent and the pattern you are using.

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    such a precious jester.. how special.. and she will love it forever... so sweet.. oh yeah beautiful quilt and quilting

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    I love your colors and this is absolutely beautiful. Which log cabin pattern did you use?

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    What a sweet thing for you to do. I lost my mother to complications of Alzheimer's and it is a horrible for the patient and the caregivers. I'm sure your friend loves her quilt and thinks of you and how wonderful it is to have someone to care for you for a change. I hope she enjoys it for many years.

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    Lovely quilt. I am sure she will get a lot of joy using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyMcLeod View Post
    I love your colors and this is absolutely beautiful. Which log cabin pattern did you use?
    Thanks Judy! I don't know what the specific log pattern name would be. But here are pictures to show you how it went together.

    The first picture is of the two mirror image blocks (1 & 2). As you can see, the light colors strips on one side of the block are narrower than the dark colored ones on the other side. My blocks were 8 inches if I remember correctly.

    The second picture is of the way the blocks are laid out (with many rotated) to make the wavy diamond pattern.

    Hope this helps.
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    That is a beautiful quilt. I have not seen the log cabin done like that, and if I have I have forgotten LOL..

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    Beautiful quilt and beautiful you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    What a sweet thing for you to do. I lost my mother to complications of Alzheimer's and it is a horrible for the patient and the caregivers. I'm sure your friend loves her quilt and thinks of you and how wonderful it is to have someone to care for you for a change. I hope she enjoys it for many years.
    MimiBug I am sorry for what happened to your mother. Both of my parents have been victims of dementias and my DH Mom had Alzheimer's. It is a cruel disease. Rita took care of her sister who had Alzheimer's for many years.
    So many families are affected by this. We must pray they find a cure soon.

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    The quilt you made for your friend Rita is just wonderful. I especially love the picture of her with it and how happy she was to receive it. The quilting design suits it to a tee. Great story, great quilt and you are a great friend.

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    It was so nice of you to make this beautiful quilt for this beautiful lady.

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    What a dear friend. It's gorgeous!!!

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    Beautiful quilt, story and you are a wonderful person to think of her and make that wonderful quilt for her!!

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    What a wonderful, thoughtful friend you are and a fabulous quilter! Love your quilt!

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    It is a beautiful quilt and a lovely gesture.

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    Awwwww I am sure she will treasure it, and treasure YOU girls even more for being so thoughtful!

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    Wonderful friend you are, and the quilt is beautiful.

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    What a nice thing to do! The quilt is really pretty and your friend looks so pleased!
    Blessed Be
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    Your quilt is lovely and such a thoughtful gift. Can you share the width you cut your strips? Thank you.
    GeeGee

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    She looks very happy and loves the quilt. She will treasure it forever. You made her happy.
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    the quilt is gorgeous, and so is rita! love the colors, and the pattern and quilting show each other off beautifully. i may have to break my log cabin "diet", and go for it. this is an inspiration, and i know a certain hubby who could use a recliner quilt...
    "life is a banquet, and most poor fools are out there, starving to death!"--"auntie mame"

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    Beautiful! Love all the blues.

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    LOVE this quilt. Can you say more about how it "waves"? In looking at the close up it looks like the light strips are what? half-inch narrower than the blue strips?
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