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Thread: The Things We Do For Our Kids

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    The Things We Do For Our Kids

    My daughter recently returned home from her first year at university. One of her classmates is getting married next weekend (an older classmate, not a fellow 18 year old!) and at the end of April she asked me if I possibly had "...any spare quilts that she could give the couple for a wedding gift?". I don't generally have full-size quilts on hand (although I do keep a couple of baby ones in reserve at all times) so I decided to make this string quilt from my scrap bins. I've never made one before and was it ever fun to do - the blocks go together quickly and the top requires very little quilting. I only do SITD but I was pleasantly surprised with the star pattern that occurred by accident on the back. Thanks for looking.
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    1951 Singer 301A - "Jean"
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    very nice. You're a good mum ;-)

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    Ohhhh.....I love this. Great job. Thank you for sharing.
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    What a great Mom you are. I love scrappies and this one is great. I love the way you made the colors pop using the black. Thanks for sharing.
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    Colors are beautiful. Your quilting is very good. Lucky is the couple receiving this as a gift.

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    Not a scrappy lover at all, but yours is really pretty, I really like the colors

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    Really striking with the black. I like that the borders on the ends are larger than the sides. Gorgeous!
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    very pretty. I am sure that they will love it. Good going Mom. BrendaK
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    Beautiful! And it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg to use up all those little strips. What a good mom you are!
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    You are so right.........the things we don't do for our kids............. you are such a great mom and I am sure they love the quilt.

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    I think they will love it, at least I hope so.

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    I'd like to know, please, what font/alpha (and size!) you used to ME the label (I have a Bernina 340 deco, made my first quilt label by ME - a year ago already!)
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    Your such a sweet mom to do that and what a wonderful quilt you made to, it's so pretty!!!
    May you always have Love to Share , Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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    Very nice quilt and gift for your daughter's friend. You are right "what we do for our kids". But it also makes you feel good when they ask for a quilt because you know how much they like what you do. A little more time would have been nice. lol

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    Lovely job and the couple will surely be thrilled with it. I know what you mean about mom's stash of quilts. I too have given quilts as gifts to people I have never met!
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    Beautiful! You should remind your daughter often, how lucky she is!

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    I like the quilt - and yes, we sometimes do jump through hoops (or make quilts) because our kids asked us to!

    The black diagonals and sashing really makes this quilt outstanding.

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    I love this! Makes me want to make one.
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    Yes, we do lots for our kids. And it sounds like you had fun time doing this good deed. I'm still saving strings and hope to do a quilt like this soon. Hope mine turns out as nice as yours did. The happy couple is sure to love it.

    P.S. You're a great mom!

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    Great looking quilt, they are going to love it. I love making string quilts and think that using the same color in the center of each block and for the sashing like you did really makes the scrappy strips sparkle. Great work, May in Jersey

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    Beautiful, love the black sashing
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    nice job, Mom...I plan on making one of these, soon...my scraps are overflowing
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Beautiful quilt!!
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    Great job!!!!

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    Beautiful quilt!!!!

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