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Thread: Retirement quilt - picture

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    Here is the wonderful lady who received the quilt we made for her retirement. Now I'm getting orders: I'm retiring in two years ... is that enough notice to start my quilt? LOL The total cost of materials, quilting, and label came to $178.72. That does not include the 40 hours of labor my friend and I put in (this is a SIMPLE pattern) and I did buy back the excess fabric - bought 24 fat quarters in 2 bundles of 12 and used 14 - bought some fabric for a border that we ended up not using.

    The quilts I usually make come no where near this cost so ... felt strange spending that kind of money (given by everyone on our campus - not just my friend and I!). When anyone has asked if we take orders our stock reply is "you can't afford us".

    The teacher who taught my first quilting class said that she averaged $300 in materials for a quilt. It didn't seem that included sending it to be quilted. I couldn't imagine, but ... now can see that it's possible. Just not my world to do that.

    Again, thanks for all the help!
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    Beautiful quilt!

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    very pretty :)

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    beautiful quilt and I love the red and white. Nice job :)

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    Pretty! What a great gift!

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    very pretty!

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    Pretty quilt! Such a thoughtful gift!

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    Oh it's beautiful! Red is my favorite color :)

    robin

    p.s. it's gorgeous :)

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    Lovely quilt. I've always like red and white quilts.

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    Retirement is great and now she has 2 reasons to be pleased (retirement and a new beautiful quilt).

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    So cheerful in the red and white fabrics you chose. Non-quilters don't have any idea the value within a quilt. You were a dear to make it and I can see by the receivers smile she loved it.

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    Beautiful! Love the red.

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    That's a beautiful quilt.

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    Very pretty.

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    Beautiful. Love the label

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    I love your gorgeous quilt. You did a great job. What pattern did you use?

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    She looks like she loves it

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    Beautiful fabric, great job .

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    wow..that's very striking. You did a wonderful job

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    How special that quilt is she will love it.

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    Very nice! I love your red assortment.

    Darren

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    The fabrics were a red and white fat quarter bundle from Clotilde.com. We bought 2 bundles in case there were some we didn't want to use. That also helped with the scrappy border - since we added the first red inner border we needed more than the pattern calls for in the scrappy one. This is a Turning 12 pattern with extra borders.

    The red border fabric is from our local quilt shop.

    I'm a piano teacher (in additon to my day job as an elementary music teacher). I always give my graduating seniors something special at their last recital. I've gotten some music themed fabric in reds, whites, and blacks and plan to use this same pattern with the leftover fat quarters from this quilt to make quilts for those kids. Fortunately that's about one a year! I'll quilt them on my domestic machine and the backing will be something I find on sale over the next year. But I can hardly wait to start on my first one!

    The honoree was facing the guests at the retirement reception and the quilt was hanging behind the curtains on our school stage. When I opened the curtains she was still facing away so people told her to turn around. I was standing right by her when she turned so heard her gasp - saw the teary eyes, and heard her say, "Oh my!" That was FUN!

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    Love the red and white. Great job on the quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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    What a beautiful quilt....really striking in the red and white. I love Turning 20 quilts....just did one in black and white and another in Kashmir prints...

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