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Topic: Quilt Challenge #1: IOU Quilt  (Read 3915 times)
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« on: January 24, 2007 08:31:38 PM »

I didn't even know about this quilt challenge and was just going to post something that I thought was a useful idea when you don't quite get the quilt done in time (oh, that doesn't happen to anyone else, does it?)

But then I realized my little project actually qualified for entry into this challenge (it's a quilt that I made entirely myself and is under 12x12) so I thought I'd go ahead and enter it. It's 5"x5.75".

Basically, I was working on a baby quilt for a friend of mine. She's due in February and had said she wasn't going to have a shower, so I thought, "Well, I've got some time to finish this..." Turns out, some friends decided to throw her a shower anyway. I knew I wouldn't be to finish the entire quilt in time for the shower, so I used some of the fabrics from the quilt I'm working on and made a little mini version of it.

Then I used the machine to write IOU on it so that she'd know -- I owe her 1 quilt!

The shower was this past Sunday and it was well received, so that's good. I felt a little dorky giving an IOU, but she thought it was funny and several other party-goers had a good time thinking of other things she could use it for (coaster, washcloth, etc.)

If all goes well, I should be posting the actual quilt here quite soon!

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2007 08:43:30 PM »

such a good idea! i owe a few people some christmas iou's!

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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2007 05:00:07 AM »

very good idea... and i love the fabrics. i like it when people use non traditional baby fabrics. i'll be watching for the final quilt.


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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2007 05:31:04 AM »

I love that. What a great gift. And so pretty!

« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2007 11:25:59 AM »

Great idea! And pretty quilt.

« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2007 11:39:18 AM »

awe that is so cute!!

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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2007 07:00:38 AM »

I've never really been "into" quilts, but I love this one! It's so cute I even wisted it Smiley I think it's so pretty!

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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2007 01:04:54 PM »

This is one of the best idea's I have seen. I always hate when plans change and I don't get a quilt or project done on time. I will do this next time instead of an explanation in a card (BORING). Thank you!
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2007 08:02:26 PM »

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