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Thread: Some Quilts For My Neighbor

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    Some Quilts For My Neighbor

    A while back I asked for advice on blocks for a sampler quilt for my neighbor, who had just been diagnosed with a brain tumor ( http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t221476.html ). I wanted to finish the quilt quickly, though, so she'd have it post-op when she started her radiation treatment.

    So, I chose to make Edyta Sitar's "Farmhouse Quilt". She grew up on a farm and is now back on a farm. Also, she has 11 children and this quilt had 12 houses, one for each of her children and one for her and her husband. About halfway through making this quilt, I also got the idea to do a signature quilt for her, from our whole church. So, I set about doing that one at the same time. While some of the blocks were being passed around for signing, I finished the first quilt and when I received the final block this past Wednesday I was able to complete the top. I started quilting the signature quilt on Friday night at 7:30 and worked for 5 hours. Then, yesterday, I was in my sewing room at 8:30 in the morning and finished at 2:30 this morning. Phew! But, I finished the quilt in time for it to be presented to her in church today, her first time back in church since her operation.

    I also included some close up shots of the quilting. On the doors in the Farmhouse Quilt I FMQ the letter "S" because their last name begins with that letter. I did stippling in the cream sections to pop out the appliques and I did clamshell patterns in the roofs. I SITD on the houses and did a leafy vine in the outer border.

    On the autograph quilt I did some heart themed FMQ in the cream squares (the flower within the heart), the side triangles (the feathered hearts) and in the border (continual hearts). In the green rectangles, I did echo stitching on the outside edge and the inside edge to make the signature rectangle pop. Thanks for looking!
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    Wonderful quilts and great quilting designs. Your neighbor will cherish both of them I'm sure.
    Miss Rita

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    Beautiful!!!! I love the house one have seen this pattern before and allways makes me smile. My mom grew up on dairy farm in upstate NY. Love the colors on the autograph block quilt.
    ​Christine

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    Beautiful quilts....great job getting them done on time Love them both!

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    What a wonderful friend you are! Quilts made with such love is what it is all about. When my Daughter was going through chemotherapy some friends made a quilt for her. They will NEVER know how much it meant to her. God bless you.

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    Beautiful quilts! That's what you make when you're rushed for time??? They're gorgeous, and I love the applique.

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    Great quilts! You are a very thoughtful person.

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    very nice quilt s

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    So beautiful! Both are great, the house quilt is stunning. How kind and caring of you.

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    Beautiful quilts and bless you for your generous gifts.
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    Both are SUPER. I know that she will treasure them both. You are special to do this for her. Thank You. BrendaK
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    Wow! I remember you asked for ideas. This became quite an under taking. You made her some beautiful quilts. Thank you for your gift of love to some one going through a hard time. Praying she will be healed completely.
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    Awesome job on both!
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    awesome quilts which will be loved

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    Wonderful to gift your friend with these. That's a labor of Love! Both are beautiful!

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    Not one but two quilts made of love. You are a true friend. Prayers, hugs, and blessings to you.

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    Great quilts! How wonderful of you to do this.

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    What a kind and loving neighbor you are. Prayers for your neighbor and you.

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    Beautiful quilts! Your neighbor will love them.

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    Absolutely beautiful quilts. Great color choices and patterns. Wonderful work.
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    Beautiful work!!!!!!!!

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    What a wonderful thing to do for your friend. I love the quilts and the background info about them. I bet she loves them

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    Your quilts are beauties! Bless you for your generous spirit in doing these for her! Surely they will be great treasures!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    The quilts will be cherished. It is always so satisfying to create quilts for special people.
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    They are lovely quilts and quilts are about comfort. I wish he well in her treatment and hugs to you both

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