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Thread: Roommate Christmas Gifts.

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    Member woodland creature's Avatar
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    Just finished the Christmas gifts that my daughter is giving to her two college roommates this year. This is actually a set of three quilts, but the third one for my daughter is not yet finished. In the meantime, I thought I would post photos of these.

    All of the girls are student athletes, so the quilts were done in their college colors of green and gold. In addition, there is a cat paw quilted in each corner - the mascot's symbol. I had wanted to machine quilt these, but I have just started FMQ and I found that I was not up to the task. So I hand quilted the paws. I just learned how to hand quilt as well, and while not great at it, I was happy with the way that it turned out. Frankly, it is VERY difficult to see the paws, even in person. But we all know they're there, so it kind of like our little secret.

    And a big thank you to everyone on here who encouraged me to go ahead and mix the machine and hand quilting in the same piece. That's what you guys are best at - supporting fellow quilters.

    Cat Paws
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    Warm Wishes
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    Disappearing 9 Patch
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    I like these, very nice

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    Very nice!!

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    you did a great job..

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    The girls are going to love these! It will be meaningful for them to have their college colors used. I made a lap quilt for one of my daughters while she was in college using her college colors of cream and burgundy. She still uses it to this day in her living room! Nice work and you are a nice Mom:)

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    Both are beautiful

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    Beautiful quilts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trueimage
    Beautiful quilts!
    :)

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    Wow... Nice quilts and nice colors!!

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    the girls will be the envy of their friends! you have me wondering what you used as a pattern for the 3rd quilt - be sure to post when done.

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    beautiful!!

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    Very pretty! You can see it saying Snuggle..Snuggle me:)

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    Great quilts, love the borders too. Wonderful Job, some happy girls this year.

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    You are a very nice Mama! The quilts are beautiful and will always be appreciated.

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    beautiful quilts!

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    Nice!! :thumbup:

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    Beautiful quilts - you surely are a generous mom!

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    Those are gorgeous. They happen to be in my high school's colors and also are my favorite colors. The quilts can come live with me anytime (hint, hint)

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    very cool! :thumbup:

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    Wow! What a good mom you are!

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    WOW those are beautiful! Just in case one of them does not want theirs, they are the colors of our Green Bay Packers so I would be happy to give it a good home!!! After everyone sees these, everyone will want to be your daughter's roommate.

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    LOVE them! These are a perfect example of how to take a relatively easy quilt pattern and turn it into something very special ...... By that I mean the borders and corner blocks. WOW, but that sure adds some punch! I have made both the Warm wishes and the D9P and wish I had added that special touch. i could figure out how to do the cornerblocks on my own, but can I ask how you did the fancy border? I'd like to know for future reference.

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    What a wonderful idea. The girls should love them.

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    Very pretty.

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    Fabulous.

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