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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-12-13 05:23
Subject: [personal] So, about that quilt
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Tags:art, books, family, personal
Probably the most significant gift I received at the family Christmas this past weekend was a quilt of my book covers. My (step)mother, my dad, my uncle and my sister designed and produced it, with the sewing done by mom. It's funny and flattering and loving and magnificent, all at once. And since a bunch of you reading here are crafty folks, I'm offering preliminary photos of this wonderful thing:

The front of the quilt, with thirteen of my book covers — better photos to come

The back of the quilt, signed (so to speak) by the perpetrators

I wanted to hang it on the wall for display, but my gifters insist it's for me to use as a quilt is meant to be used. So I shall.

My family is so awesome.

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Chris Coen
User: clarentine
Date: 2011-12-13 13:25 (UTC)
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That is completely, totally made of win. (I so love the pattern on the back with the aloha shirts.)
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User: fledgist
Date: 2011-12-13 13:28 (UTC)
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Definitely a wonderful gift.
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User: fjm
Date: 2011-12-13 13:39 (UTC)
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Both lovely and very special.
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Jim C. Hines
User: jimhines
Date: 2011-12-13 14:03 (UTC)
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That is one of the coolest gifts I've ever seen! And the Hawaiian shirt design on the back turns the awesome up to 11.
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Coffee Shop Whore
User: skidspoppe
Date: 2011-12-13 14:05 (UTC)
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It's so great when the gift so perfectly fits the recipient! You most definitely have an amazing family! It's an awesome present!
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Fluttering Things: spazzes out
User: moxie_raqs
Date: 2011-12-13 14:18 (UTC)
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Keyword:spazzes out
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User: twilight2000
Date: 2011-12-13 14:26 (UTC)
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Wow! What an amazing gift! And they're right - quilts are meant to be used! And as cool as the front is, I might just love the back even more with those shirts ;>
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Edward Greaves
User: temporus
Date: 2011-12-13 14:36 (UTC)
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A marvelous gift. You have an awesome family.
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Queen of the Skies
User: queenoftheskies
Date: 2011-12-13 14:44 (UTC)
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User: cathshaffer
Date: 2011-12-13 15:10 (UTC)
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That is utterly beautiful. I suggest you use it gently. I have a couple of handmade quilts received as gifts for my wedding seventeen years ago, and they are in tatters and will have to be thrown away, much to my grief.
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User: madrobins
Date: 2011-12-13 15:11 (UTC)
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That's a stunningly lovely gift. I know it's hard to remember this sometimes, but in some ways you are a really lucky guy.
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User: e_bourne
Date: 2011-12-13 15:14 (UTC)
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That's magnificent! What a wonderful gift!
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User: tillyjane
Date: 2011-12-13 15:20 (UTC)
Subject: quilt
Oh, Jay, its just magnificent! Hooray for the Lakes...a quality bunch if ever there was one!
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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2011-12-13 15:21 (UTC)
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Clint Harris: Go Team Venture!
User: wendigomountain
Date: 2011-12-13 15:26 (UTC)
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Keyword:Go Team Venture!
Holy shit! That is so cool!
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