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    A finish for my DGD

    I love today's Daily Deal, the Disney Princesses. In fact, I love it so much that when it was FIRST offered as a Daily Deal, I bought three (of course, only one got the DD price)! I'd been struggling with some gorgeous fabric and all sorts of ambitious ideas for a quilt for my DGD. When I saw that DD, I knew I had a winner.
    DisneyQuiltFront.jpg

    By the time I arrived at my daughter's house, the quilt only needed binding, which I completed during my visit. It doesn't show well in the photo, but I used the Eleanor Burns Scallops, Waves and Vines template (one of my first ever M* purchases) to make a wavy edge. I love the way it turned out.

    I showed the not-yet-finished quilt to my two-year old DGD, and she just loved it. "I don't want brown on my bed [her existing bedspread], I want PINK!" She told everyone that she had a quilt, and it was PINK! She begged me to finish the quilt because she wanted PINK on her bed. Believe me, I worked as quickly as possible, got it washed and dried, and went to put it on her bed.

    As I did so, I thought I understood her to say, "Put it across." The next thing I knew, she was crying. "What's the matter, Sweetie?" I asked. "I want the CROSSES!"
    DisneyQuiltBack.jpg

    And so, I turned the backing face up, and she now loves, loves, loves the crosses on her bed. It warms my heart more than you can imagine. And here's the thing: the cross fabric was one of the last remaining bolts at the late Hancock's fabric. I'm so glad I found it!
    Last edited by GuitarGramma; September 5, 2016, 12:38 PM.
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    What a nice loving project you did for your GD, you know she will cherish it for a long. TFS

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      #3
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      What little Girl wouldn't love your gorgeous princess quilt....fabulous!
      sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


      Scottie Mom Barb

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        #4
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        That's just adorable!

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          #5
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          Love the quilt and the story.

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            #6
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            You didn't explain that the crosses were meant to be closer to her when she went to sleep? Great story!!
            Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
            it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

            "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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              #7
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              So pretty and such a sweet story!

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                #8
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                Such a pretty quilt and the story just precious!

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                  #9
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                  Thank you, everyone. This was one of those truly magical gifting moments.
                  Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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                    #10
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                    Great quilt! I love the scalloped edges they make it look a little fancier than a regular edge.
                    :icon_wave:Joan

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                      #11
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                      This is why we quilt for loved ones.
                      Beautiful quilt.

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                        #12
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                        What a beautiful story. It made me smile. I bet she loves it so that she keeps it forever and when she is older and she thinks of quilts she will remember you giving her that lovely quilt.

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                          #13
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                          Such a sweet story and a wonderful quilt!
                          ***Kathy***

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                            #14
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                            Those turned out beautiful!
                            Cindy

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