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Thread: Trip Around as a Hostess Gift

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    Trip Around as a Hostess Gift

    I made this quilt with left overs 2" squares I had from some other project. It started as a Trip Around the World but it gets fuzzy with the scrappy look in the outer rounds. So I labeled it as a Trip Around Town... LOL. The zig-zag border is paper pieced. My first foray into PP.

    I stayed with a friend for a week, and this was my hostess gift. Normally we have a blast, but her mother had a stroke on the second day while I was there, so we spent a lot of time at the hospital. (At 96, the mom is now doing well in rehab.) I hope the quilt doesn't just remind her of this bad time.
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    I love it -- the colors are great -- one of the best "quilts around town" I've seen!

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    Great job I know she will love it.Very pretty

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    I love the green - it is my favorite color. i want to go around town, too!

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    What a wonderful gift and I bet that it will give her the same comfort your friendship did while she dealt with her mother's health problems.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    Lovely quilt. Change your memory of the creation time frame thought into one of a healing quilt!
    Enjoy the day, Chickadee_42us

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    It shows as a happy quilt... nice

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    Great quilt, great gift, and a great name for the quilt.
    When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.

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    Very nice quilt, and love that green!

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    Very pretty - she will remember you were there for her ---- and her mom.

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    Beautiful and such a nice hostess gift.
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    How stunning! Love the colors.
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    Or the quilt will remind her of her wonderful friend who was there during the rough time with her and made it easier. The quilt is just stunning..
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    Beautiful scrappy, and I can tell it's a TATW.

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    It's beautiful!
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    It is beautiful quilt and I am sure it will remind her of your friendship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dallen4350 View Post
    I made this quilt with left overs 2" squares I had from some other project. It started as a Trip Around the World but it gets fuzzy with the scrappy look in the outer rounds. So I labeled it as a Trip Around Town... LOL. The zig-zag border is paper pieced. My first foray into PP.

    I stayed with a friend for a week, and this was my hostess gift. Normally we have a blast, but her mother had a stroke on the second day while I was there, so we spent a lot of time at the hospital. (At 96, the mom is now doing well in rehab.) I hope the quilt doesn't just remind her of this bad time.
    The quilt will be a wonderful comfort to her. How lovely. I totally believe in giving a hostess gift when you stay with someone. Your lil feet look cute. Did you just have a pedi?
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    love the colors
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    Wonderful quilt. I'm sure it will be very special to her regardless of exactly which memory it holds. Even if it reminds her of her Mom, she will remember you being there with her. Glad to hear her Mom is doing well at 96!!!

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    Beautiful quilt! What a great hostess gift and I'm sure she will love it. You did a great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickadee_42us View Post
    Lovely quilt. Change your memory of the creation time frame thought into one of a healing quilt!
    Hope your friends mother is doing better. I am sure that you were a comfort to her at this time. The quilt is lovely. BrendaK
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    This is a lovely quilt! I'm sure she will remember it as a time that you were there for her, and the quilt will make her smile.

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    Wow! what a great job! That is beautiful.

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    This Trip Around Town is beautiful.... I hope it will be a reminder of how special your friendship is.

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    Very pretty quilt. Don't worry about her memories. While my mom was sick, I worked on a quilt that I was sure would remind me of the many hospital days and her terminal illness, but today it's a reminder that I did everything I could for her and while the work was hard, I am now grateful for every moment. She will appreciate the quilt and remember that you were there when she needed a friend at a difficult time. Now that her mom is recovering, the quilt will a reminder that difficult times do get better.

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