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Cathi's Retirement signature quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Casual, Whimsical
Sandra in CA on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton fabric and batting, poly thread.

Sandra in CA on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That I have it done and found the perfect backing fabric for her quilt. She was one to give us lots of wisdom over the years and I found this Maxine fabric and I love the wisdom she gives.

Sandra in CA on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? I ironed freezer paper onto the border before adding it to the quilt to aid in letting people write on it. I have learned that even if you ask people not to write in the seam allowance they do, so I put the entire quilt top together before getting it signed so I did not have that problem. Use smaller stitches in the signature blocks to aid it taking out the freezer paper. I had 2 quilts that were the same and even though I had labels on them each quilt got messages for the other person. Since they are good friends I think it will make the quilts that much more special.

Sandra in CA on craftsy.com

Sandra she is going to LOVE it! What a special gift from the heart. She will treasure it forever! Well done!

06/03/2012 Flag

Haha I totally love the idea that they each got a message meant for the other person, im sure they will have a great laugh about it too! Love the quilt btw

06/04/2012 Flag

They both were very surprised and loved them. I love making quilts that are personal and a surprise. Next one is for a paying customer (yay), it will be a lap size quilt made with her younger child's clothing.

06/04/2012 Flag