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Challenge 2017 - #18

My Mother is a great quilter. She loves to use up the smallest scraps of fabrics and make fantastic scrap quilts. Every time we see each other there are always a few tops available for me to work on. Our agreement is that I can quilt them and gift them as I see fit. So I always have a few tops sitting in my stash to quilt and gift when the time is right.

I needed to quilt something a few weeks ago. You know that feeling that you just have to do something? I felt it was time to pull out one of Mum's scrap quilts and quilt it. I loaded the quilt and then decided to play with my own pantograph.

I copied a panto design and scaled it a bit. I traced the scaled design onto Golden Threads paper and created my own panto. I quilted the body of the quilt (see blue ink). I then traced a different scaled design for the borders. I needed to play a bit with the corners. Sorry, I don't have a clear image of the corner design. I also needed to re-load the quilt on the frame to do the side borders once the top and bottom borders were done.

Occasionally Mum will give me larger pieces of fabrics that I can use for the backings of quilts. This piece worked well and I had just enough to load on my frame and quilt.

I am so thankful for that little voice that prompted me to quilt this quilt. It has been gifted in time for a friend facing some health issues.

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