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Thread: Stay tuned.....

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    Senior Member quiltingsavta's Avatar
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    My good friend Marie started to make her son a quilt when he was 12 years old. Adam is now 30+ and she never did finish that quilt. She asked me if I would finish it for Adam, and showed me a few blocks and nestled in a bag were all the fabrics to "keep going". I reluctently said yes because when I saw the few blocks she showed me, they were, well for a lack of a better description.....BAD! But I didn't have the heart to tell her that they were almost impossible to work with. They were off center, the seams were anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2 inch within the same block. some had puckers in them and none of the blocks were even the same size. So I went to work and started squaring them up. I have already done the three large star blocks and the small half triangle blocks. U can see in the first picture all the scraps from squaring up just those few blocks. I have many more to go. I decided to not try and fix the puckers because even though they are not "perfect" (really what is?), they were made with her love and devotion to her son and I could not take that away. I already have in my mind on how I am going to design this. I think I'm going to use all the rail fence blocks in the middle, the large star block center top and the two other star blocks on the bottom corners. All the rest I'll fill in as I go along. I will gladly take suggestions. Oh and by the way - that's Bailey in the third picture helping me.
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    HI BAiley!! Arent you just adorable!!!! :)
    Good luck with the quilt! I am sure you will do a wonderful job and everyone will be very happy with it!!
    Love is the main ingredient in quilting!!

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    I love the fabrics. What a nice thing you are doing. It never hurts to do something nice for someone else:) That's what friends do:)

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    It will be a fabulous WONKY quilt when you are done - but much loved, I am sure.

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    Oh that's really nice of you!!! What a cute story. And of course Bailey steals this show!! :D:D
    Keep us posted on the progress. I think weird blocks made clumsily are so endearing, just b/c of the effort.
    You are a great friend :D:D

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    looks like you have a pretty good handle on the task at hand. it will be wonderful. i dont have that kind of patience. good tidings in your endeavor.

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    What a nice gesture for you to finish this! The fabrics are wonderful & I can't wait to see it done!
    Maureen

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    Bailey is adorable. I have a beagle who is nine. He has cancer so will not be with us much longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bones mom
    Bailey is adorable. I have a beagle who is nine. He has cancer so will not be with us much longer.
    I'm so sorry to hear about your little guy. I also lost a beagle 2 years ago to lime disease. We adopted Bailey and his "brother" Barnum last year. My heart goes out to you.

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    That's a challenge for sure. Bailey is cute! Is he giving his approval or opinion?

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    Well, first of all Bailey is adorable! Gotta' love those sewing furbabies! The fabric for this quilt is really nice and I think you have a heart of gold to make a go of it. I'm sure with the love MoM put in it to begin with and your talents the quilt will turn out just fine.

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    You are one super great friend, there's a star in heaven for friends like you.

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    I'm sure it will turn out to be a great quilt when you are finished with it. Good of you to do this for her. I'm sure Adam will love it. Cute Bailey.

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