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« on: February 16, 2008 04:08:03 PM »

I found some discarded fabric sample books a while ago and they were almost too great to know what to do with--all these matching fabrics in various shades and patterns. Finally, my mother quilted them into a blanket, and I think it turned out great. She did it all by hand, not with a machine.

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008 04:17:45 PM »

That looks great! I had wanted to do something simlar but didn't have the patience :p
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008 05:09:43 PM »

Great job Mom!!  I appreciate the fact that you put all that fabric to use, and didn't waste it.  It really turned out nice.   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008 05:19:36 PM »

Gorgeous! Love the flow of the colors  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2008 05:36:15 PM »

I used to work for an interior designer, and she was throwing out a bunch of outdated sample books, and of course I couldn't let them go in the trash.  I thought of doing something with my then young son's daycare, or a quilt.  Guess where they still are?  In a box, although I've used a few.  Anyhow, your mom did a beautiful job!  I love the colors, and I am so envious of her mad hand sewing skills!  How long did it take her, and how big is it?
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2008 05:49:14 PM »

Thank you for the comments and questions.
It took her a while, I would say several weeks, and as far as size (she took it back, so I can't measure it) it's maybe 4x6 feet, the size of a throw rather than a full-size blanket.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2008 07:01:37 PM »

That's such a great idea! If I ever had a book full of samples, I would do this. Amazing resolve, doing it all by hand.
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2008 10:21:39 PM »

She did an awesome job, love the way she put all of the colors together.  Hand sewn quilting is an art, I am lucky enough to have one that my great grandmother did.  Smiley  Tell your mom that she rocks! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2008 07:14:50 PM »

Fabulous scrap quilt ... your Mom did a great job! You are one lucky chicka!  Cheesy

How come I never find any sample books lying around?  Cry
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