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« on: July 08, 2008 09:24:26 PM »

This is a commissioned quilt I (finally) finished a few weeks ago.  I was asked to make a quilt from the old shirts of a friend whose father had recently died.  All of the fabrics in the top are from his clothes except for the red.  I threw that in to break up the blues and greens, and also because I wanted to put something in the quilt that represented her life and her father always being with her. 



Some of the fabrics were really difficult to work with, so I expected a much shoddier product. I'm pleased with the result It's masculine and kind of homey and cozy, all things I think the recipient was hoping for.  She loved it!



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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008 09:28:58 PM »

Wow that is really amazing. It turned out beautiful. What a wonderful way to remember someone.
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008 09:31:38 PM »

thats amazing. its absolutely gorgeous and such a great way to keep someone with you. absolutely beautiful.
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2008 09:51:43 PM »

Beautiful.  You did a great job balancing the color.  I think the red actually makes it a bit more masculine.  It certainly helps it seem more "warm"  the kind of blanket you wrap up in to feel your loved one hugging you on the days you really need it.  Congrats!
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2008 10:22:41 PM »

Very nice, a great way to remember loved ones.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2008 11:57:06 PM »

It looks so cozy.  Like wintery night, log cabin, fireplace, hot chocolate kind of cozy.  Beautifuly done!
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2008 03:49:50 AM »

I love it. Thats the sort of quilt that will be loved and treasured forever and ever.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2008 05:30:10 AM »

What a wonderful idea! And you executed it very well. I love the addition of the red. It makes it so much warmer and cozier looking.
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2008 06:51:32 AM »

It's really beautiful!  I love quilts made out of old clothes.  They are such a great way to remember someone and have them with you.
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2008 08:20:05 AM »

This is so touching. You did a lovely job.  I am sure the recipient will treasure it forever.  What a great idea.  I wish I would have saved my father's shirts when he passed away.  I saved a 60ish button up wool sweat, a funky cordoroy hat and few other things but to have a quilt made of his shirts would have been really special!

Nice work!
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