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Thread: Yellow Brick Road - batiks

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    Fabric: Hoffman BALI BATIK Ceylon 14 Fat Quarter Bundle that I purchased from an ebay store.

    Borders: outer border is also a Hoffman Bali Batik, but I purchased it from my local quilt store. The inner border is also from the local store. I think it's a Moda blender.

    Pattern: Yellow Brick Road - made as written, except for 2 borders instead of one.

    Batiks - hadn't worked with them before. I got used to both sides being the same really quickly - that was cool. UNTIL I sewed a long border on with the seam wrong-side up. BUT instead of having to rip the entire seam I was able to unstitch just a little on each side of the border seam and resew it the other direction. What would have been a 30 minute session with the ripper turned less than 5. Cool!

    I made this for a coworker who lost her job after 20 years because of school budget cuts.

    the last border is a print - the green is the spread on the bed1
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    Lovely quilt - you are a great friend!

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    Very pretty - I love the purple!

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    That is so pretty.

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    That is gorgeous :mrgreen: Love the colors :thumbup: She will treasure it

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    Wonderful!! I love it :)

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    Love it!!

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    this is very pretty. love the colors. you did good girl.

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    You just feel you need to do something when someone you've worked with that long is suddenly - dismissed? You just need more than "don't let the door hit you in the backside"!

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    I love this pattern. The batik colors you used are perfect. Your friend will love it!!

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    Very pretty. So nice of you.

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    Very nice! :thumbup:

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    Beautiful!

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    Very nice! I love that Ceylon collection!

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    I love this pattern, it has a special place in my heart since it was the first quilt I ever finished. I love seeing it done with batiks!! great job. :) Sad for your friend, but I am sure she will love the quilt.

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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    I love seeing what can be done with batiks! I love them, but have not actually done any quilting yet with them. (I'm afraid I will mess them up!

    I hope this comforts your friend. After 20 years that must have been a very painful time.

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    BEautiful, very peaceful!

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    I want to make that pattern. And I love batiks! Thanks for the inspiration. Lovely quilt. I'm sorry your friend lost her job. I know your quilt will comfort her! I will pray for her and so many others affected by these "budget cuts". The Lord knows and hears our prayers.

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    Beautiful quillt. I love the restful blues and greens. Yellow Brick Road is an old standby of mine and I love it!!

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    that is beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanTx
    You just feel you need to do something when someone you've worked with that long is suddenly - dismissed? You just need more than "don't let the door hit you in the backside"!
    LOL, but I know what you mean! :mrgreen:

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    Beautiful quilt and I love your reason for making it--you are a great friend.
    Thank you for providing the info on the pattern and fabrics you used; I wish more posters would do this.

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    Very pretty! What a great gift for your friend!

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    Beautiful!!!

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