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blue_skiesMN
« on: May 18, 2013 04:41:34 PM »

My sister-in-law Azure died a year ago, leaving behind two sweet little boys.
To commemorate the one-year anniversary, her family and friends planned a benefit for the boys, to help cover "kids being kids" type expenses (school field trips, summer day camp, etc.).

I made this quilt to donate to the silent auction. I wasn't really working off of a pattern, just trying to put something together quickly, but now that I've seen posts about the Modern Quilt Guild's Plain Spoken, it looks pretty darn similar Smiley I must have seen that one somewhere.

It's not quite twin sized... more like large throw-size or foot-of-the-bed draping size.



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Wrapped up and ready to be sold!

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2013 04:54:58 PM »

Lovely!  I hope if fetches a good price for the boys!
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2013 05:00:51 PM »

What a beautiful quilt, and for such a wonderful purpose!  I'm sorry for your family's loss, but glad to see the community come together to support the family.  And I love that you honored her in blues......lovely sentiment.
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2013 06:07:36 PM »

Very pretty!
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2013 07:47:23 AM »

What a beautiful azure quilt.  I love those colours and shades. So impressed at your hand quilting such a large quilt.  I hope it goes well.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2013 11:47:32 PM »

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Really nice the unique and beautiful rug.

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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2013 08:43:21 PM »

I think it's gorgeous.  Especially the 'messy uneven hand quilting'.  To me, that's where the love is. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2013 02:05:03 PM »

What a beautiful quilt and what a wonderful thing to do for the boys.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2013 06:08:42 PM »

It looks totally lovely, I hope the auction goes well Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2013 04:23:19 PM »

Beautiful quilt for a beautiful purpose.  Good luck on the benefit!
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2013 08:24:33 AM »

A sad time for your family, but so wonderful for you all to get together like this to support the children.  Your quilt is lovely, I hope it raises lots of money.
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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2013 05:28:22 AM »

It is lovely - I really like the simple design. And a great thing to do for your family.
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2013 09:57:05 AM »

Such a gorgeous quilt! And a really, really touching story. Thank you so much for sharing.
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2013 07:25:25 PM »

Thanks for all of the feedback Smiley The benefit was a success. Good turnout, lots of good stuff up for raffle and silent auction. The quilt didn't go for as much as I had hoped, but I guess that's the nature of these things. It went to a good home Smiley
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