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From: HHH
Date: 10-13-2004, 09:50 PM (1 of 2)
So, my SIL's daughter had a baby something like two years ago. Somewhere around that time a bunch of her friends and family had the idea to do a little signature quilt; eveybody gets a square of fabric to draw, sign, heat-transfer on (actually, they were 6"x8" rectangles). Nobody in this group has a clue, nor any desire to learn about quilting, so the pieces end up in a box until, during a phone call last week, I mention my latest quilt project.

So, two days ago a box of rather hideously decorated pale yellow and sage quilt squares, sage backing fabric, and some navy print fabric arrive in the mail. The rectangles weren't cut all that carefully, but hey, at least it's all a pretty good quality cotton.

So, I've pieced the signature squares as best I can, considering they weren't cut by someone as fussy, obsessive and anally retentive as myself. That produced a top roughly 3-1/2 ft. square. There's enough of the sage and navy to do some border stuff to make it a rectangle. It shouldn't be too bad once bordered, and I've decided to hand quilt it so I can echo around some of the stiffer heat transfers.

So, I'm determined to make a 'silk purse' outta this critter; wish me luck!
User: HHH
Member since: 02-10-2004
Total posts: 87
From: MaryW
Date: 10-14-2004, 09:00 AM (2 of 2)
It will be fine HHH. In fact, probably a very nice quilt. Sometimes when something starts out like you describe, it ends up a lovely project.
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