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Wonderful Quilting Neighbor!

by Nikki

Top of ONE bag

Top of ONE bag

Don't you just love it when you find out you have a wonderful neighbor who quilts too?!

Unfortunately, I found out a little too late.

My daughters would play with the kids next door almost every weekend.

A few weeks ago they came home saying that they couldn't play. The neighbors were moving to Alaska and needed to get the house ready for the market.

A couple of days later the girls asked if they could go over and help.

They returned about 10 minutes later.

They couldn't help.

However, if we would like, they had some things that they would let us have.

The nextdoor neighbors just didn't have the room to take certain things with them.

I said it would be alright if the girls brought somethings home from next door.

Next thing I know there was a HUGE box on our doorstep.

It was full of clothes in almost every size.

I watched for hours as the girls went through the box while putting on a fashion show.

Somewhere amongst all of those outfits, there was a letter stating that if I was interested there was some scrap fabric I could have.

Well being a quilter, you don't have to twist my arm to get me interested in any fabric, even if it was scraps.

I went next door and asked about it.

"Oh thank goodness! I have over 300 bolts of fabric and my husband says I have too much to worry about bringing my strips all the way to Alaska."

I was so thrilled that I have this wonderful neighbor that was a kindred spirit. Yet, at the same time I was heartbroken, because she was moving away.

She handed me 3 gigantic bags and I took them home.

Once I got to my couch, I eagerly opened the bags.

My eyes have never before feasted at the sight of so many precut strips and blocks of materials all at once.

Most of them were grouped together in one theme or another.

I was so grateful that I called up our neighbor and had to thank her over and over again.

Her voice was smiling with delight as she responded that she was please that I'm the one that got all of it. "At least you'll appreciate it."

I'm sorry to see her go, but I'm so excited to start my next project.

The fabric is so overwhelming, I just don't know where to begin!

Any ideas?

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Jun 13, 2015
Love it!
by: Rebecca

I want a neighbor like that!

As for quilting layouts, I would try Mile a Minute methods or Log Cabin style designs.

They tend to be fast, easy, and you already have precut stipes for the job!

Happy quilting!

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