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Thread: Two Surprises for me today

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    Super Member Vicki W's Avatar
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    Two Surprises for me today

    I went to visit my Mama and Daddy this afternoon and took a little something to work on while I was there. Mama had two surprises for me.
    1. She brought out a butterfly quilt top I never had seen that was made by one of my aunts. Aunt Lois died 20 years ago. Mama gave it to me. I am now taking it apart (she had sashings that were over 10 inches wide and there is none of the same fabric left to go around the quilt.) I think by taking it apart and making the sashing smaller I can use the same fabric she planned but be able to complete the quilt. I may add a second border as well.
    2. Mama also mentioned her brother had said she could have my grandmother's machine. (She said I could have it ) I know this might not be special for the rest of you but Mama's mother died when Mama was eleven. She barely knew her and of course I never knew her. Very few of her belongs exist and I am thrilled at the idea of getting the machine. I haven't seen it since I was a small child when my Papa was alive. I know it is in rough shape, but Uncle Bill says it still sews. Now I will be waiting on pins and needles ( kinda fitting for a quilter until Mama makes another trip to Tennessee.
    Vicki W

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    WOW that is wonderful for you, you'll need to share pics of the quilt before and after, and also the machine when you get it.
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    How wonderful! I am so happy for you.
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    Great surprises !!!
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    What a blessing you received

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Size:  1.47 MBAdding a photo of part of the top.

    Note the large sashing and the nice aplique work.
    Vicki W

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    I know this warmed your heart so much! Happy for you!

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    wow, aren't suprises great? wtg!
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    I agree with your decision to reduce the sashing size and save the fabric for finishing the top. It will look great. Most older quilts had large open sections for lots of fancy hand quilting. It's so nice your getting an heirloom machine. You can sit and sew and think about all the woman in your family that have used it before you.

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    WOW - How wonderful for you. Great quilt, too. I love butterflies.
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