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Thread: Unicorn Quilt

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    Junior Member Corry's Avatar
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    My name is Corry Geissinger from Okeechobee Florida. I am sending in some photos of the Unicorn quilt I made for my step daughter, Melissa. There is a little bit of a story about how and why I decided to make this quilt for her. Melissa is more like a daughter to me and so very dear to my heart and I had thought one day I wanted to make a quilt for her. Late 2008, two weeks before Christmas her family's home caught on fire and burned to the ground. Melissa and her family lost everything but the clothes on their backs.

    Our community was very generous and quickly donations came in to replace their clothes, and most of the household needs. After the holidays Melissa shared with me that she lost all of her unicorn collection in the fire. She felt silly thinking about that but she had been collecting unicorm things since she was a little girl. Unicorn snoglobes and just anything that had a unicorn on it. Early 2009 I decided to make a quilt for Melissa with a Unicorn and fairy theme with plans to give it to her for Christmas.

    I found most of my designs for this quilt at Embroidery Library. What a beautiful collection of fantasy designs to choose from. I secretly worked on this quilt for most of the year and finished the quilt in time for Christmas Eve. She was very happy and cried when she opened the gift.

    Here are a few photos of the quilt, some closeups of the quilt blocks and the quilt label I made.

    Kind regards,

    Corry
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    What a beautiful quilt and a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing.

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    It's beautiful - what a loving thing to do.

    I'm so glad that Melissa liked it.

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    STUNNING :mrgreen: I can imagine she loved it , it is beautiful ! Your color choices are awesome

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    What a wonderful gift of love!

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    Stunning! I love this quilt.

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    What an amazing quilt and an amazing story to go with it. I bet she was so happy to receive it. We can see all the thought you put into every aspect of the quilt. What a beautiful one of a kind quilt, well done. :thumbup:

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    shows your love in every stitch!

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    It's absolutely GORGEOUS!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Very very nice...!

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    First - Howdy Neighbor!! Your quilt is beautiful.

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    Very pretty. I'm sure she loves it. :thumbup:

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    That is quite the story behind a great quilt. I even teared up a little.

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    What a beautiful quilt and and wonderful loving thing to do. Thanks for sharing.

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    It's wonderful. How nice to start her collection over again. She will cherish it forever.

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    So beautiful and the lable is fantastic, too.

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    Beautiful quilt. Thanks for giving the story behind it. I'm sure Melissa will always treasure it.

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    that is a quilt of love the best kind..

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    Beautiful, I am sure Melissa treasures it

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    what a wonderful story! That quilt is just beautiful!

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    Beautiful Quilt! Thanks for sharing the story too.

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    What a beautiful quilt! WOW! You did an amazing job & I am sure that Melissa will cherish it forever. It was such a loving thing for you to do for her. It breaks my heart to hear about any family losing everything in a fire. Thank You for sharing this.

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    You quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors!

    You should be very proud of the amazing job you did!

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    I don't know which is more beautiful, your quilt or your heart, both are just lovely.

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    Corry,

    What a beautiful quilt and a very special gift. She will cherish it I know as well as your relationship. Great job! :thumbup:

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