Wednesday, August 20, 2014

One big UFO equals TWO fun finishes

When Qingru and Luhan arrived at our house, they were SO enamored with all of my quilts.   As this excitement continued over the next few days I decided that I wanted to give both girls a lap quilt when they moved into their apartments…..in 10 days!!!!

I knew that I couldn’t make two quilts from scratch, but as I sat looking at the big quilt that I had in my UFO bin…….

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I got the idea to split it into smaller quilts……DSC02820

I played around with border colors a little bit and quickly decided to use similar colors for both quilts.

I madly quilted both of them, using a lot of straight lines and adding a bit of free-motion once I was sure that I could get them finished on time.

They ended up looking great……

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The girls were moving in on Saturday morning so on Friday evening I finally got the quilts washed and dried.   Just before the girls were going up to start packing, Michael and I presented their gifts.

THEY WERE THRILLED!!!!!

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It was such fun to see them so excited and I hope that these will keep both girls warm on many nights!!!

3 comments:

Sylvia said...

How sweet and generous of you! They will treasure these quilts!

Karen said...

Wow, that is a quick finish. Smart thinking on using blocks that were ready. Great finish. They look wonderful!

Maggi said...

No wonder they are looking so happy. That was true inspiration to make two quilts from one and I'm sure that they will both be treasured.

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