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I've been working on this quilt for my daughter on and off for a couple of weeks and finally have it down to one last border to add then to sandwich and quilt it. At the moment I can't even think of the name of the pattern (which came out of a magazine) and am too lazy to get up and go see. lol But I've renamed the quilt to "Dance in the Stars". I thought that more appropriate because she will be leaving for basic training in January and I want her to know that in my eyes and her's she can and will be someone. She started crying when I showed her pictures of it            (she's spending the summer with family) and I was on the phone with her when she say the photos. And of course I too started crying.

Usually I will stipple or large meander all my quilts on my Elna machine but with this one I have ordered a couple of stencils and I'm going to do her's different from everyone else's. The main stencil for the block is a double heart 12" and for the sashing I'm going to quilt in the ditch and for the borders I order a continuous heart. I do hope it comes out like I'm seeing it in my head!!! Will post pics when I have it all quilted, which will be a couple of weeks because I have 2 other quilts I have to start and finish by mid Sept... these are for ladies who are purchasing the quilts and both are wedding gifts.

Anyway below is a picture of Alexa's quilt top.. one is it without the finally border and the other is a pic with the last border just laid next to it.

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Comment by Sunshine/Mi on July 20, 2011 at 1:37am
That quilt is GORGEOUS!!  I absolutely LOVE it- the colors and the pattern you used!  What a neat idea for the borders.  I'll bet your daughter is going to LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
Comment by June Johnson/Wi on July 19, 2011 at 8:05pm

Absolutely beautiful

Comment by AidaCJ/NH on July 19, 2011 at 7:25pm
Lovely quilt! She'll have you wrapped around her whenever she uses this quilt.
Comment by Laura Geese on July 19, 2011 at 3:37pm

BEAUTIFUL JOB!  Very nicely done!



Comment by Laurie on July 19, 2011 at 3:26pm
Looks great...very bright and cheery with the pink and green and the black, white and gray makes good contrast.  I'm sure she will treasure this quilt for a long time.
Comment by Carla on July 19, 2011 at 1:06pm
What a great gift for your daughter. i really love the bright colors in the quilt in the pics. Very pretty.
Comment by Connie/KS on July 19, 2011 at 1:03pm
Maria....that is beautiful! I love the colors! I'm sure she will cherish it dearly for may years to come.
Comment by Gayle/La. on July 19, 2011 at 11:39am
Maria, I love the extra wide border and I hope your DD said yes to it.  I love the colors in the quilt.  Keep up the good work.
Comment by Barb/WI on July 19, 2011 at 9:11am
Beuatiful story and beautiful quilt...I almost teared up reading this!  The name you have chosen for this quilt is perfect.
Comment by GAB on July 19, 2011 at 9:02am
This is beautiful.  I can see why you both cried over it.  I like the black border around it.  It will frame it  and show off the white "arrows" on the corners.

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