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    Birth of a quilt

    Some time ago a picture of a beautiful quilt was posted, called Ode to the 1930's. I purchased the pattern. My mom was born in 1924 and grew up in the 30s, she loved bright colors, flowers, birds and handcrafts. I'm sure she would have loved the design! She died 14 years ago and I still miss her very much. I'm going to call my quilt Ode to my Mom and I thought it would be nice to share the progress of this quilt with you all. I hope you like that too.

    Here are the blocks I made yesterday:
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Size:  38.1 KBand this one I made today. The applique block was too small due to pilot error I didn't read the instructions too well before starting

    I'm going to take my time as I do have other projects too
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    very pretty i love tour quilt

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    Lovely blocks...I am sure your mom would have loved them too. I know my mom would have. I miss my mom also.
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    Beautiful blocks and title! I look forward to see your progression as you create this wonderful treasure!
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    What a beautiful quilt for you to treasure and I am sure lots of memories will be stitched in to it
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    Great start, be sure to keep us posted as this quilt progresses.
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    It is so pretty, I like the patterns you are using! I know you are thinking about your mom as you work-may you have lots of happy thoughts of her!
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    I would probably put a small border around the applique one and use it anyway. It's much to pretty to discard and would add so much to your quilt.

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    very nice quilts

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    Thank you all for your lovely comments! Yes, lots of memories, some make me sad but most make me smile

    @dlong: it was part of the block so I had to redo it but I could use the leaves again so it wasn't a big problem.
    Here's the last block for today: Martha Washington's Wreath. I found out I don't like needle turn applique so I fused the parts and when all applique blocks are finished I will stitch them on my machine.
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