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Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on March 16, 2013 at 7:39pm
i didn't know who deanna durbin is....
Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on March 16, 2013 at 7:32pm
deanna - did you designthis one in eq?
Comment by Deanna Davis on March 16, 2013 at 7:08pm

FYI all .. I was named after Deanna Durbin too !  how funny is this !

Elizabeth, now that sounds like fun :D  I missed my sew-in today, came home from school yesterday with a 24 hr bug and I didn't want to share with my buddies. They shared pix me via internet of their day. And I did finish sewing all the rows of my sampler. AND I have gotten most of the room moved, floor cleaned and almost put back together.

Now I've got to stare at the borders to see how I want to do them  ;-D  With moving my table now I can take a pix of the whole quilt on the wall ...


Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on March 16, 2013 at 6:37pm

Hi Riana,

I don't know Deanna's Mom.  Her Grandma and her Aunt live in my building  and I 'll give it to her Grandma, my friend.  Her Grandma, also Deanna, named after Deanna Durbin, is one of my "elfers".  She's a very good pin baster!

Today I drove to the U.S. (1 1/2 hours) to Canton New York  for a Layer Cake Bake-Off.  It was a guild sponsored event so no charge for the class.  We worked on a really good Moda pattern using a Layer Cake stack.  The meal at noon was pot-luck - thoroughly delicious! Then, we worked again until 3:00 P.M.  I got all the blocks done.  The quilt is 58 x 58.  I am going to make 3 more 17 " blocks so it will be a rectangle.  After the drive home, I arrived home completely exhausted and delighted at how good the day was.

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 15, 2013 at 10:40pm

My new machine arrived! Tomorrow l get to play!

Elizabeth, how kind you are. lsn't it great to know how appreciated this one will be. Better run it past her mom, though, some parents are particular about folks giving their children gifts, especially something of value.

Comment by viki hagan on March 15, 2013 at 5:08pm

lol, Deanna seems to be one determined kid..I imagine she's going to be thrilled when she gets her quilt

I made a resolution this year not to buy any fabric that wasn't essential to a specific I went to the appletree quilt shop, they are having a large clearance sale and if you buy 10 yards, it's all about half I have to say what happened???  I am now the proud owner of just over 10 new yards of fabric, lol. BUT, I'm not sure it counts against my resolution since I plan to use all of it to make quilts for my mom's Hopi Res orphanage charity drive, they have a goal of 200 twin size I plan on making at least those ten.

Comment by Beth A. North on March 15, 2013 at 2:01pm

Such a sweet story Elizabeth.  Thanks for sharing.

Comment by patbruck on March 15, 2013 at 1:33pm

Elizabeth,If Deanna wanted the quilt so bad she would break her leg for it,then she deserves this one.I laughed and then was thrilled when you said you would give it to her,this is something she will never forget.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on March 15, 2013 at 12:35pm
been reading this a.m. - world news ag news papal news - all the stuff integral to the running of our world society - your story here has made my day! what a delightful tale, delightful sounding child and you be a delightful adult to decide to bring her such joy. and, a memory she will have all her life. bless your heart!!
Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on March 15, 2013 at 11:33am

Hi Everyone,

When I took the Mint Chip quilt top downstairs to the party room to sandwich I had 3 helpers.  I call them my "elfers".  One was a little seven year old girl called Deanna.  She asked me what I was going to do with the quilt and I told her that it was destined for a little girl in the hospital.  She asked me if I would help her break her leg so she could go to the hospital and get the quilt!  She loves the backing - I used a Marcus Bros. "tulips" fabric from a couple of years back.  When it was sandwiched, she laid on the floor and asked me to cover her in the quilt.  I didn't!  No sense getting the quilt dirty. 

Now that I am machine quilting the quilt, I realize that no one could love that quilt more than her.  So, I've decided to surprise her with it when it is finished.


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