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Thread: Resilience - My EDS quilt is nearly done!

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    Resilience - My EDS quilt is nearly done!

    I convinced the DB to hold it up on a chair outside. It's super heavy as it is made with Insul-Bright rather than regular poly or cotton batting, so I had to hear his complaints the whole time. Tomorrow I do the binding on it.

    Check out my other post about the glue-basting I did to look at my embroidery too: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t224975.html

    Here's the front, with the embroidery:

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    And the back:

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    I've got to give credit where credit is due here. I got the pattern for the inner "sunburst" from this tute online: http://youandmie.com/2012/08/01/sunb...icnic-blanket/
    Last edited by SemiSweet; 07-04-2013 at 02:23 PM. Reason: typo

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    Came out pretty cool and I would bet it's super warm!
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
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    ​Well done! Glad it worked out for you.

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    Very colorful and brothers like to complain that's what they do best. LOL.

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    Wow... cool shape

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    nicely done
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    What is EDS? Cool quilt.
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    EDS stands for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. My friend has this and that's why I made her this quilt. It's very painful and has caused a huge change to her whole life plan. She was in grad school to get her doctorate in biology and had to quit school because she was missing so much of her work/research. She still got her masters, but it completely took away her dream, she can't even work in the field that she worked towards. She was really struggling because not only did she have to quit school but she also had to move away from all her friends that she'd made here in Iowa. Her syndrome gets harder to deal with in the cold weather because many people with EDS Hypermobility also get horrible early-onset osteoporosis and arthritis (she's only 27). So she had to move to a warmer state. Luckily she was able to move to Hawaii, but she still gets really cold there, so I asked her if she wanted me to make her a quilt and then we picked out a design and the fabrics for it together before she left. Now I'm going to mail this to her in Hawaii.

    More information about EDS:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehlers%E2%80%93Danlos_syndrome



    Oh, and by DB I meant "Dear Boyfriend." haha, my mistake.

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    Now that I like, its a very interesting quilt.
    God Bless you all.
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    Thanks for explaining EDS... I knew you couldn't mean erectile dysfunction syndrome! I'm so sorry to hear your friend is going through this. I have never heard of her syndrome before. Hope there is some help for her. She's so young. You are great to make her a quilt.
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    Thats wonderful thing to do for your friend! I suffer from chronic oain but cant stand anything heavy on my legs! A qb member made me a quilt thats perfect so I know how much she will apprecite it!!!

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    Looked it up, poor girl- i hope hers isnt severe! Scary stuff! Ill keep her in my prayers

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    That is so very nice.
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    Very nicely done!
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    Yeeeeeeehaaaaaaw!
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    God bless you for the quilt and prayers for your young friend with that disease..... Hugs

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    Beautiful!!!!!

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    I'm sure your friend will love her beautiful quilt that you've made her! After reading the link you provided I can't even imagine what she is going through. My thoughts and prayers are with her.
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    Beautiful! I'm glad I read further down as to why you used Insul-Bright. Great idea. This will surely keep your friend warm. So sorry to hear about her illness. Thanks for sharing.
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