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Thread: A GIFT for you for your encouragement this month!

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    A GIFT for you for your encouragement this month!

    This board has been uplifting and encouraging this month following my surgery that I wanted to give you all a gift! Over the last couple of days I have drawn out this block and an idea for a quilt. I was inspired by the happy and energetic colors in a picture I have long saved, hoping to some day make a quilt using this blue/yellow/orange/red colorway.

    Instead I hope YOU will make this block or a quilt in these bright colors -- even if it's "outside your comfort zone"!! And then share her with all of us.

    The next post will be the block.

    Jan in VA
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    peacefully colors my world.
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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Here is the block for you.
    I think it is fairly self explanatory but if you have problems PM me or post here, as someone else may have the same question.

    Thank you, friends!

    Jan in VA
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    Ooooh, I love it, and thank you! I'm very comfortable with brights, really like them. So glad all is well with you and you had a good recovery.

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    Thank you, love it.

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    Thank you Jan, I love those colors too. This will make a beautiful quilt. I am so happy you are better and able to be back.

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    I can see how you were inspired Jan. Colors are very healing. Thank you for sharing.

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    Yes, I like this too! Great colors!! Thanks, Jan, and I am glad you are recovering well.

    Dina

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    I love that you chose this way to share your inspirational colors!! Great block and it looks like even a newbie could make a beautiful quilt. Glad you feel better.
    Kathy Osterby

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    Lovely to hear you ar feeling so much better afterthebsurgery. Surprise I have all these colours all ready to make the block. Will have to wait till tomorrow as I am just getting ready for evening meal.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Jan,
    I love the use of color! It's a beautiful design. Thank- you for sharing your creativity.
    hope your recovery is uneventful and that you will get back to making beautiful quilts.

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    {{{{{Jan}}}}} I hope you're doing much better, now!

    The quilt block is wonderful! Thank you! I'm printing out the pattern, now.
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    Stars and bright colours are always my favourites. Many thanks for sharing with us.
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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    Thanks so much, Jan! Love the picture and your block! I'll save it for sure and it looks easy enough for even me to try it!! Love that color combination too.

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    This is going to be a very happy, cheerful quilt!!
    Luv Quilts and Cats
    Never underestimate the healing effects of beauty. - Florence Nightingale

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    Thanks Jan!! That's a great block!!

    And BTW ... your input here on QB is always appreciated, which is why you received such warm wishes when you were down.

    Love the picture ... when we were in Jamaica one of the shows we were treated to was Jamaican "folk" dancing/singing. The women wore dresses like the ones in the photo. The show was awesome if a little on the tawdry side (which didn't bother me a bit, it was fun!). Think "dirty dancing" to the next level. Then we learned that one of the liveliest and most suggestive of the dances was often done at funerals. I love Jamaica!!
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Jan - so glad you are better. I always read your posts - they are a wealth of information. Love the block - thank you!!

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    Glad to hear you are recovering well. Thanks for the design! I will be trying it soon.

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    very cheerful quilt with lovely colors that go nicely together ,thank you
    we can make our plans but the out come is in god,s hands nellie diaz

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    hope you're up and around soon, love the idea

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    Thank you jan. You are so kind to share your quilt blocks with us. I sure hope that you are on the mend now and that you are able to get back to your quilting soon. I took a picture in the Bahamas of a lady selling multi-colored coral that I had bought from. She wasn't as colorful as your ladies though.
    RedGarnet222

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    Thank you Jan for your unusual talent of "drawing." You are amazing. So thankful you are physically doing better. Sue in VA.

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    What a wonderful idea! Thank you. Maybe some of the folks here will post their blocks.

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    This is a lovely site to visit. Love your picture for inspiration and thanks for the block.

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    Thanks ,,,and sooooo glad you are back.
    SWEET HOME ALABAMA

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    Jan, so glad you are mending. Hope you're soon able dot do everything you want to do. I love, love your inspiration photo and the block is great in those colors! Thanks for sharing.
    Remember the teakettle...it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings!

    A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards. ~ Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)

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