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    Wild Hair

    I got a wild hair and decided to make a lap quilt for a couple at our church who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

    Why a wild hair? Because I had already created an embroidered table topper. I also decided to do this last week. Silly me.

    Their celebration will have many guests so each of the background triangles is white so that anyone may sign or write in it.

    This is my first 'large' quilt (67 x 67) on my Horizon machine - it did a great job. I can't say I did a great job because as I was quilting the stitch in the ditch or near the ditch I saw every not quite perfect point!

    Lots of prayers sewn into this.
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    Great looking quilt!

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    Great quilt! I always try to listen when I am being prompted to do something for others.

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    nice job very pretty!!!
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    The recipients will never see the 'not quite in the ditch' stitches or the 'almost' points, because they will be too busy reading the wonderful things their family and friends will write on this quilt. You have created a wonderfull life sized anniversary card that will be treasured. Well done!
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    another great pattern I have to put on my list for a great scrappy pattern. Very nice

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    Great quuilt for a 50th. How nice to do this for the couple. They will really enjoy it.
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    Great in all ways.

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    How nice of you to do this. they will just love the quilt.
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    What a beautiful quilt they will be receiving! You did a great job putting it together!

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    Absolutely charming quilt, way to go!

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    Wonderful gift idea for the special couple! A special treasure~
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    How thoughtful of you They'll just love it....very nice.

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    Very nice quilt.

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    Very pretty quilt. We are our own worst critics.

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    what a pretty quilt and such a nice gift for their 50th anniversary. You're gift will surely be a surprise.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    I love pinwheels and you did a great job.

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    Very nice...Good job...

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    looks beautiful
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Great quilt! I always try to listen when I am being prompted to do something for others.
    What a great way to put it tartan! I think you are right on the money.

    All that being said, I love your quilt for the anniversary party yellowbird. This was very sweet of you.
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    They will just see the love you poured into this.
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    Keep coming up with those wild ideas great job
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    This will be a great treasure for the couple to enjoy for years.
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    What a great quilt to mark a 50th wedding anniversary.

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    You are the only one that will know about the not quite perfect points. No one else inspects our work like we do, & as my DH says - its handmade, its special, doesn't have to be perfect. The recipients of your quilt will absolutely treasure it, and how wonderful that you thought of white triangles to accommodate signatures and personal messages. -- I'm amazed you did this in one week!!

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