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tokolosh
« on: June 28, 2008 10:33:07 AM »

today I completed my Hugs and Kisses quilt.

   
 

Its been made for a lovely lady I met online, and whose courage and good humour have inspired hundreds of others.  She is dying of cancer and this quilt is a symbol of love not just for her, but also for her young son to remember his mummy with.

The fabric was sent to me by other online friends around the UK and beyond, each carefully selected to suit our friend. Can you tell that she loves purple?   Its flannel backed for extra snuggle.

Im really pleased with it, and what it represents - that good friends need never meet in the flesh, and yet can have a fantastic connection with eachother.
 
I got the pattern from here, although I did not follow her method.  http://www.quiltpox.com/Patterns/Hugs/   

I hope you like it, and more importantly, I hope she likes it!
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2008 10:37:30 AM »

Oh wow.  The quilt is gorgeous and the story behind it is so touching.  I actually teared up thinking about the lady's young son and all the generous people from around the world sending you fabric to make it.  There's a lot of love sewn into that quilt!!!  That's an amazing thing you've done!
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2008 10:44:35 AM »

wow. that is a lot of work. good job.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2008 10:48:05 AM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2008 02:58:12 PM »

The story behind that quilt makes me want to cry. Its absolutely beautiful and must hold alot of love from so many people. I'm sure she'll absolutely adore it.
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ademareej
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2008 03:42:52 PM »

beautiful! I love the car and attention and love that clearly went into this project.
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tokolosh
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2008 02:23:06 AM »

thank you.  It made up very quickly (phew) as time is of the essence.  Im not sure about the darker cream backed patches....do you think they look OK?
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2008 05:38:50 AM »

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Im not sure about the darker cream backed patches....do you think they look OK?

That's one of the things I love about this quilt. I'm putting it near the top of my long to-do list. I have the perfect fabric for it.

Touching story, too. You're a good friend.
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2008 12:38:55 PM »

This is a great story and so beautiful.  I think this pattern could make some really lovely scrap quilts too.  Thanks for sharing!
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