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Thread: DONE! 1yr, 10 mo, 23 days

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    DONE! 1yr, 10 mo, 23 days

    Alright, when I started quilting on January 1, 2011 after I retired from 27 years of teaching, I began because I found a box of pillowcases/shams that were made, embroidered, and/or appliqued by 4 generations of my grandmothers. I am the 5th generation to work (I did the cutting, piecing, and hand quilting all 100" x 100" of the quilt) with these pillowcases. It was far more daunting than I thought it would be and it was my "1st quilt!" Now over these almost 2 years, I have made more than 15 quilts while working on this one at least 1 hour a day and on some days - all day long. i, also, was not smart enough to make one piece for the backing, all of it is made of 12" squares. I named it the "Grandmothers' Pillowcases" quilt. My mother (84 years) is the only living "other generation" of sewing greats and she loves it. This will be passed down to my granddaughter someday. I have learned so much over these two years and I am still having a ball quilting. Enjoy the pictures.
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    Busy in Ohio

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    what a stunning quilt!!!! it sure was worth the wait!!!
    Nancy in western NY

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    Awesome job!! Love it!!
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    What a lovely story to go with a truly lovely quilt. Now that to me is a "true quilt".

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    Wonderful quilt and you did a great job handquilting it. What a precious family heirloom this is with all the generations from your family in the making.

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    That is just beautiful! I also love your backing. It is so interesting. I grew up sleeping on hand embroidered pillow cases similar to those. What a wonderful quilt and I bet you just treasure it.

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    You did an awesome job! It is just beautiful and a wonderful heirloom to pass down.
    Sharyl

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    What a treasure!!!
    Ruth

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    Beautiful quilt - great idea!
    Linda

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    A very pretty quillt and a lovely story!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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