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Thread: Three minis of three lap quilts for three "kids"

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    Three minis of three lap quilts for three "kids"

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Size:  1.08 MBIn the fall of 2011 the quilting adventure began (again) for me, this time in a class. Our assigned beginner quilt was a lap or crib size quilt. I started one for my daughter, and simultaneously began one for my second son. Then I felt that #1 son needed one, as well. From the scraps gathered I cut enough to do mini quilts of each. Finally finished the third miniature this week. (April 2013!) Here they are on our mantel...each representing a household no longer by our hearth, except on very special occasions.

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    Great job, they are so pretty.

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    I love this idea! Makes me want to do the same.

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    nicely done... i like the middle one the best.
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    Very pretty. I don't have patience to do mini's. You have done a great job on them.
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    nice

    I like the quilting on the middle one

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    They are so very pretty.
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    Wonderful job and a great memento from the quilts you made as well.
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    I love these and the idea of making miniatures of your quilts to remember them.

    Cheers, K

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    What a great idea! I love minis best - but never thought to make them of my "special" people's quilts. I am lucky to have two out of three still within 20 minutes of me. But I will remember this in the future. Thank you. And they are great!

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    Very nice minis and enjoyed your story.

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    Well those are cute. They look good hanging there. Great idea.
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    They are all beautiful, well done.
    God Bless you all.
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    Thank you!

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    Sheri R, Love your quote above about letting the "middle sag". Ha! Actually, I could add (for me) "like so much of your torso."

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    Great job!!! All are pretty! I bet the kids love them too. All three of them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    nicely done... i like the middle one the best.
    The middle one was the first lap quilt, and the last mini quilt... I used a piped binding that our instructor had sent me a link to... maybe...probably...from this site. Anyway, the tutorial was easy to follow and I do think it makes the quilt a stand out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweety2911 View Post
    Very pretty. I don't have patience to do mini's. You have done a great job on them.
    Thank you. I had just enough scraps to do these, and besides at the initial concept stage I needed so much practice on getting my 1/4 inch seams to be consistent. Since minis are less forgiving, it seemed a good discipline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Peg View Post
    Very nice minis and enjoyed your story.
    Thank you. I can hardly wait for the more distant sons to come in and notice them. Of course, with sons, they may notice or not, and never say a word. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker View Post
    Great job!!! All are pretty! I bet the kids love them too. All three of them!
    I kept construction of these under wraps until now, except my daughter caught me in the act (without comment). I think she may have thought I was making them to give to her, but (surprise, surprise) I was not!

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    What a great idea,great quilts
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    they are all very nice good job!!!!
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    Oh very nice indeed. I've been making small pillows with left overs. Love your idea!

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    Great job!
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    Beautiful!!!

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