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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dare to Dresden


Here we go!!!!  It has gone by so quickly...not a lot of time between hops. But I am having so much fun doing these with all of you.  I hope everyone is enjoying their time.  By now; you all know our very talented organizer; Madame Samm...and Christine; our hostess for this one.  A huge thank you to both of them!!!

I feel privileged to be with such a talented group of people taking part in this blog hop.  So here we go:
For the Dare to Dresden; I made 2 cushion covers, but put the dresden together a bit different than the norm. I placed them in quarters in the corners of the block...


This is one cushion cover showing you how I placed the dresdens. A tone on tone white for the background, with the dresden wedges in the corners....framed with a green border. I made an envelope back(sorry no pic 


Here is a close up of the FMQ...I quilted around each wedge; did a little meandering with the little loopy thingy in the center...in a variegated thread to match the dresdens.

And the 2 finished pillows...This was a quick and easy project and I really like the color.
Here are a couple of Dresden projects I have made in the past....just to show you.





Ok; I've taken enough of your time...please take the time to visit the rest of the blogs today. Here is the schedule for today.

January 24th2013
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176 comments:

  1. Marjorie,
    They are gorgeous! Love your quilting on them.
    :) Definetly a bit of spring in your home!

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    1. Thanks Amy!!!! I love the Dresden pattern; there is so much you can do with it....

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  2. Oo! What an awesome way to assemble your Dresdens! I might have to try that.

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  3. Very pretty and comfy looking quilted cushion covers. All your dresdens are very lovely. I particularly like the colors in th table runner. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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    1. Good morning and thank you....I like that runner too. Appreciate you stopping by.

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  4. Love your cushion covers! Great way to set those Dresden blocks. and your Previous projects are ALL gorgeous Thank you so much for sharing and for participating in the Hop *wink*

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    1. Thank you Christine...greatly appreciated.Thank you for hosting

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  5. Beautiful Dresden pillows! Love your other Dresden project too. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Judy, it has been so much fun!! I usually have a giveaway took but I didn't get a chance between the last hop and this one to get anything planned. Next one though....

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  6. Wonderfully quilted pillows! And the quilts are so pretty - you have the dresden mastered.

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    1. Thanks for your great comment....I have done several Dresdens. But it's nice to try a new version

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  7. Beautiful pillows and quilts. I love the dresden in the corners design. It really makes a neat shape in the middle. Wonderful quilting too! K-

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  8. Am loving this blog hop! I have only just recently got my first dresden template ruler and have made 3 blocks so far ;-) I think I am well and truly bitten ;-)

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    1. Sounds like you are well on your way Cathy. Thank you for stopping by

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  9. These are all lovely - I particularly like the one edged with black - very eye catching. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Good morning...I so appreciate your lovely comment. please come back again.

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  10. Love your pillows! Great idea!

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  11. Lovely pillows, the Dresdens look great that way round, I like the shape they make in the middle.

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  12. Great pillows! I really like your placement of the Dresdens in the corners - gave you a great place to show off your quilting!!

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    1. Love your cross-country skiing picture :) I enjoy it too!!

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    2. Good morning and a huge thanks for you great comment. And for commenting on the picture.

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  13. Great pillows. I love your Dresden quilts, so colorful. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by to take the time to comment.

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  14. Great projects! I especially like the cushions!
    Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I appreciate your commenting too....thank you

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  15. Your cushion design is interesting - sort of disecting the Dresden, with alot of attention drawn to the center, and your lovely free motion quilting!

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    1. Oh thank you on the FMQ compliment!!!! I may never be good...but trying. lol

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  16. Very pretty cushion covers and I love the arrangement of the dresdens.

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    1. Thank you Charlotte; love that you stopped by

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  17. welll goodness me Marjorie..your pillows are outstanding...ok, all of your dresdens are wow!

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  18. Marjorie. I love your cushion covers. And I REALLY love your full size Dresden quilts! I can't get enough of these dresdens and this is one of the funnest hops yet. Thanks for sharing and for the close up of your quilting, too!

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    1. Thank you Debbie....I love that you came to visit.

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  19. Your work is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us today.

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    1. I thank you for stopping by...have a great day!

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  20. Your pillows with Dresden Plate are beautiful und yours Quilts also.

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  21. WHat a great effect you achieve by using quarter Dresdens! WHo would have thought! Lovely pillows!

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    1. Now you probably would have thought of it too; just need the reason to come up with something different...thank you so much

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  22. Nice job. Where is the give away. Ha ha. All packed and leaving in a half hour. Would call to say good buy but I know how you like to sleep in. Have a great two weeks without me.

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    1. Stop it Marla!!!! lol
      You should have just called...probably just laying in bed not wanting to get up in the cold...hahaha
      See you when you get back from all that hot sun.

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  23. Love your pillows and all of the projects. I've never done a dresden and the smaller runner looks like something I might make. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Hi Jeanie....thank you for visiting my post today.
      Hope you will come back. You'll enjoy making the Dresden.

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  24. Your pillows are just wonderful, as are the quilts and the table runner you've done! Beautiful!

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  25. I love the "shattered" layout you chose - just lovely!! I'll be daring to dresden later in the hop, but you have really inspired me with your projects!

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  26. Your pillows will welcome spring in grand style! Just lovely!!

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  27. Loving those pillow covers! Great way to use the dresden design!

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  28. Wow, that's a LOT of Dresden! They are all beautiful -- LOVE the pillows!

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  29. Oh, I love the dresdens! Especially the one with them in the corners and the quilting in the middle. I wish I the time to make traditional quilts like these, but alas at least I can gaze at them from afar:-)

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    1. We can't all be at home quilting....thank you for visiting

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  30. I love the colors you chose to use on your pillows. All of your projects turned out beautifully, I'm glad you chose to show us all of them. Thanks!

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  31. I've never tried to make a Dresden but I love your pillows - that might be the perfect thing for me to try! blessings, marlene

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    1. You will have no problem; they are very easy to put together. Thank you Marlene

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  32. These dresden are all wonderful.Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Your pillows are lovely - great idea to place the Dresdens the way you did!

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    1. Hi Kate....thank you for commenting. Have a wonderful day!

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  34. Your idea to reverse the plates worked out well! And your other Dresden quilts are amazing. Such a lot of work goes into making those blades.

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    1. Thanks Barb...it does take time; but I can't think of anything I'd sooner do with it...hahaha

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  35. Gorgeous pillows. And the quilts are all just amazeing. You have a great eye for color. I am really enjoying this hop.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks Tammy ....glad you are having fun. That's what it's all about!!!

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  36. Very pretty Dresden's you have made. :)

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  37. I really like all of your Dresden's - I think you have mastered the technique very well. Judy C in NC

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  38. Nice quilts, I sent your texty fq yesterday :)

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  39. I like your dresdens. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Thanks for sharing. I really like your table runner.
    vlhill3459(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  41. Love these pillows-they are simply beautiful as are your other dresden pieces!

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  42. Great cushions, love your quilting!

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    1. Thank you for your great comment....the quilting is starting to come..not an easy task with me...lol

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  43. Wow! Lots of great projects. I really like how you made the cushions with the blades in the corners. The applique swirls on the table runner really make amazing.

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  44. Terrific projects, Marjorie! I love the placement of Dresdens to make Grandmother's Fans in your cushion cover... it would make a nice frame for an applique' center! Beautiful work.

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    1. That is a good idea Deonn...thanks for stopping by.

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  45. Ficaram lindos todos os trabalhos,parabéns.Seguidora nova GFC 269 e email também.
    BeijoGRANDE.

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  46. Green is my favorite color so I really like your pillows! Putting the blades in the corner like this leaves an open area to do some fancy hand quilting so I really like this, too. And your quilts are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Your cushions are beautiful -- I love the blades in the corner. The pink/purple quilt is my favorite!

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    1. Thank you Kathy....that was made for a little girl

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  49. Wow, you have some wonderful dresdens!

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  50. All your Dresdens are pretty. I like the table runner; I think the corner pillows you made would translate beautifully into a runner, also. Hmmm...new plan for my weekend??? Thanks for sharing!

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    1. LOL....a good weekend project!! Thanks for visiting

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  51. I love the design that the dresdens make in the center. Nice work and your other Dresdens are also beautiful.

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  52. Rosemary B here: WOW
    I love the covers! They are really beautiful. Love the colors
    Thank you for sharing your ideas

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  53. I love your pillows!! And those Dresden quilts are just stunning!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Well I am glad you like them Ariane...thanks for stopping by.

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  54. Your pillows are beautiful. They match my bedroom perfectly, LOL. Thank you for sharing with us. Aren't Dresden's a lot of fun to make?

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  55. Looks like you are an old hand at Dresdens. Your pillows are very nice. I am envisioning some like them, in colors to go with my house.

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  56. Love the pillows they are beautiful and the past Dresden that you have done a great also.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for the nice comment

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  57. The pillows are wonderful! The quilt are beautiful so glad to see the pictures of them to. Keep smiling!

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  59. All your projects are lovely and your quilting is beautiful!

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    1. I do appreciate you commenting...glad you like things

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  60. Loved your pillows,a very different take on the block. All of your projects are lovely.

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  61. I love your pillows with the different shapes for the Dresden. Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  62. Very nice! The pillows are very cute!

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  63. Fantastic dresdens! Your pillows are so cute.

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  64. Gorgeous! the pillows are cute, but I have to say..I love the runner!!!

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  65. So Many nice Dresden quilts! Thanks so much for being part of the hop.

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  66. Ooh, they are are wonderful. I really like how you did the pillows. The first big quilt that I gave as a gift was a pointed Dresden and I had a wonderful time making it. Thanks for sharing yours with us.

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  67. You're a dresden pro! They are all so beautiful! I love how the pillows are quilted - you put a lot of thought into that I'm sure, and they're gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  68. The design of your pillows is great! I like the pattern created in the middle and your quilting is wonderful!

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  69. Beautiful pillows Marjorie , I love the Dresdans pattern it really is versatile .

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  70. Oh my...they are all so pretty! I do believe you are a dresden queen! :)
    Happy to share this day with you.
    xx

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  71. Oh your pillows are so pretty. I love the fabrics you choose. Thanks for sharing you other works of art!

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  72. Love the pillows and color choices. Your quilts are quite beautiful. You are a very prolific quilter. Thanks for sharing
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  73. Your pillow covers are really pretty, and I love your past Dresden projects. I have never made one, so I guess I should give one a try!

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  74. Marjorie...you have been busy with the Dresden ruler. The pillows are awesome. Thanks for sharing your past projects...they are all sEw beautiful! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  75. Your pillows are fabulous! And your quilts...how wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  76. Love the pillows and the way you've placed the Dresdens. I really love the pink Dresden quilt. Beautiful work on all of your projects.

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  77. Your pillows are so cute and I do like them placed in the corners. You must be a pro because of those other fantastic dresden projects. I'm especially fond of the quilt with the white background and the dark colors. Super!

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  78. I love the way you placed your Dresden patterns on the pillows. I have never done one, but would be willing to try. You have given me the inspiration to try one.

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  79. Placing them in the corners gave those Dresden's a unique and beautiful look. I love that look! Your other Dresden quilts are gorgeous. :O)

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  80. Love the pattern your Dresdens made ! Wow! I am very inspired!

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  81. Great idea. Makes a really unique center design. By the way...great job on the quilting.

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  82. MQ is great on the pillows. Thanks for sharing.

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  83. Marjorie-I love your interpretation of the Dresden design and I'm thankful that you provided an explanation! It's 10:30 PM and I guess I'm more tired than I thought as I kept staring at the white center and it wasn't until I read you explanation that the "light bulb" went on! Thanks for sharing.

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  84. Lovely ideas for all of your dresden plate projects.

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  85. The pillows are awesome. I really like how different it makes the dresden look. Your quilts are quite lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. I like the way the center looks. Cool idea. Nice quilts. Thanks for ideas and sharing them.

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  87. That's a lot of dresdens!! They all lok amazing!!

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  88. I love those pillows! esp the pattern it made it the middle.

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  89. Beautiful quilting on the cushion covers and I love the colors too. Your other projects are fantastic as well! Thanks for participating!

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  90. I love how you put the Dresdens in the corners of the block. It is very eye catching and makes a beautiful design in the center of the block for quilting area. Very nice job on the other projects, too! Thanks for taking time to share your creativity!

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  91. Super cute! I'm putting your idea down for the future. =)

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  92. Wow, you have done a lot of Dresdenning! I love the arrangement with the dresdens in the corners

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  93. Hi!!! Love the way you used your dresdens in the corners!!! I also love the purple quilt!!! Love them all!!! Thank You

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  94. Lovely. I like the circle split into four peices with a spot to showcase quilting. Perfect.

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  95. Beautiful pillows and quilts Marjorie!

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  96. Love the way you stitched the cushions together. Very pretty.

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  97. I love the pillows!! And the purple/pink quilt is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us today!!

    karrie

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