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Thread: destroyed quilt pics

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    My great grandmother was a amazing quilter....my mother was given 2 of her amazing quilts about 15 years ago...they were works of arts her stitches were soooo tiny...my mom took both of the quilts to museums and they wanted to display them...my mom did not want to part with them. They were both applique. So about 11 years ago my mom was at my house visiting due to the birth of our second child...well while she was at my house her home burned to the ground....So i went back with her to help her with anything i could...( my mom has 11 children and she had 8 still at home at the time ) . So when we went to the house to see if there was anything we could save , which there was hardly anything...well my mom couldnt handle being there and didnt want to even look. One of the quilts was no longer there...completly gone. But one was on a quilt rack in her bedroom and it was on a wall that was not completely destroyed so i saw the quilt there on the rack...i scooped it up and got back out of that yuck and laid it on the grass....oh my the whole center was burned out...so i cut off the pieces that are still ok....and my plan was to re make this quilt for my mom and maybe put the pieces of this one in a shadow box for her....so to my actual question...if i post some pictures can someone help me design this quilt.....i plan to handquilt this like my great grandmother did but i know that my stitches will be no where near as small as her's.....i took this quilt to my lqs and the ladies there were shocked at the tiny stitches they had never seen them that small....
    anyways if you have read this far thanks
    here are the pics...i do have one more piece that i cant find...but it has my great grandmothers initials and date embroidered into the quilt...this quilt was orig. a queen size quilt

    this is what i have fabric wise to start this...i may need to rethink the muslin and get more of that...i bought these fabrics years ago
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    WOw, what a story!

    It looks like the beauty of this quilt - or the pieces you have left - was in the quilting. The vine and the leaves going around shouldn't be hard to reproduce , and your fabric selection has a very similar color palette.

    If the old quilt was a queen size, what type of applique/pieced design was in the middle?

    How big do you want to make the new quilt? Wall hanging or bed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    WOw, what a story!

    It looks like the beauty of this quilt - or the pieces you have left - was in the quilting. The vine and the leaves going around shouldn't be hard to reproduce , and your fabric selection has a very similar color palette.

    How big do you want to make the new quilt? Wall hanging or bed?
    well i was planning to make it a bed quilt for my mom....she has a queen size quilt...then i will make a shadow box with these leftover pieces with a picture of my great grandmother in it for my mom to hang in her room

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    Oops I was editing.

    If the old quilt was a queen size, what type of applique/pieced design(s) was in the middle?

    Was it just more of the vine/petals in a loopy kind of meander throughout the whole center?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Oops I was editing.

    If the old quilt was a queen size, what type of applique/pieced design(s) was in the middle?

    Was it just more of the vine/petals?
    just wreathes with the vine and leaves...i dont have any full wreaths just partial like in the second picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by tealfalcon
    just wreathes with the vine and leaves...i dont have any full wreaths just partial like in the second picture
    So each wreath was a block(?).....about how big?

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    My first thought when I saw the close-up of your grandmothers work was that should be framed! Maybe you could make wall hangings and then duplicate the pattern of both the piecing and the quilting in a new quilt. Sorry for your mothers troubles, hope she is doing okay. She is lucky to have a daughter like you.

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    What a wonderful daughter you are! I know you will find a way to reproduce this damaged quilt for your mother. By chance do you have any pictures of the quilt before the fire damage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by tealfalcon
    just wreathes with the vine and leaves...i dont have any full wreaths just partial like in the second picture
    So each wreath was a block(?).....about how big?
    i am not sure i think the wreaths were about 6 inches round with about the same distance between each one maybe a tadd more.
    i think the quilt will be fairly easy to make as i love applique i guess i just need to draft it out what size blocks to make...maybe i will get eq7 for christmas lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbielinks
    What a wonderful daughter you are! I know you will find a way to reproduce this damaged quilt for your mother. By chance do you have any pictures of the quilt before the fire damage?
    no there are no know pictures of the quilt before hand...my mom is not a quilter...she just cheerished it bc of its beauty and it was a family piece

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