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Thread: Recliner Quilt

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    Recliner Quilt

    Our friend Rita lost her DH Alan of 70 years this summer. When she told me that she now always sleeps in her recliner in the TV room, I wanted to make her a recliner sized quilt. My friend sewbeadit helped me pick out a design: a log cabin with one side of the block larger than the other, which makes for a nice wavy pattern.

    The quilt is made with reproduction 1800’s fabrics in indigos and creams. (Blue is Rita's favorite color)

    We took it to Julie Degrave of Pines and Needles Quilting and she did a lovely allover quilting design, which I've tried to show in the close ups.

    Rita really loves it as you can see from her beautiful picture. She said she never in her life would have thought someone would make something like this for her.
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    ​Great quilt and you are a great friend to make her a recliner quilt!

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    Beatiful quilt - beautiful lady - and wonderful of you to have done something that makes her so obviously happy.
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    The quilt is stunning and your photos are priceless with her beaming smile. What an incredibly thoughtful thing to do for a deserving individual especially in a difficult period of her life. I love the colors of the fabrics chosen too. Great job!
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    Beautiful! Wonderful job
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    Love the quilt. Love the fabric. Love the thought of making it for your special friend! Huggs to you!!
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    Beautiful quilt. How wonderful of you to make it for her.

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    Simply beautiful quilt, and so very nice of you
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    very nicely done... and she sure appreciates it
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    wow what a nice quilt

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    Her smile says it all! Sweet of you to make this lovely quilt for her!
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    Beautiful quilt, she certainly looks happy!!!!!!!!!!!

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    wow what a nice quilt

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    the quilt is as beautiful is your friend! both are treasured and you can see the love from you in every stitch. how wonderful! you have made her so happy
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    Your friend looks like a real sweetheart, and how sweet of you to make a beautiful quilt like this for her. Thank you for sharing your story and your pictures with us.

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    That is so sweet. You sure are a special friend.
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
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    that is a beautiful quilt,beautiful quilting also.that is a great gift-I am sure she loves it.
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    What a lovely quilt. Rita looks so excited about it.
    She sure is a beautiful Lady.
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    Beautiful quilt for a beautiful woman.

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    That is a beautiful log cabin. I want to make a scrappy one and I have been cutting my scraps to 1 1/2" getting ready for it. Still need more though, so have awhile before I start it. Just love yours.

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    Ditto to all that has been said. How wonderful of you to do this for her. Her smile says it all. Priceless. BrendaK
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    How sweet! She looks very happy with it, as she should be - it's gorgeous, as is the quilting.
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    That is beautiful and I know she will love it and think of you every day

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    What a wonderful thing to do for the lovely lady Rita! The quilt is magnificent! I love the fabrics you have chosen, it almost gives a lacy look because of the circles and swirling patterns in some of the fabrics.

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    Looks as comfy as a pair of well loved jeans. I just love it.

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