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Thread: Great Grandma's Tulip Quilt Redone

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    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
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    This quilt was given to my Mama by her Grandma in 1962. As far as I know it was never quilted. It spent years on my bed when I was a kid and it has been tied to many backings including an Army blanket.

    Over the years, the sashing became tattered. The blocks were never all that well done, but I decided it deserved to be saved anyway. I took it all apart and gave it new sashing and corner stones. The large holes in some of the blocks needed to be patched so I added the butterflies. I then quilted butterflies into the blocks, a diamond chain into the sashings and straight lines and butterflies for the borders. It is still not perfect, but it is saved from the trash.

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    You did a wonderful restoration on this beautiful quilt :D:D:D

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    It looks great!!! What a treasure it was...and will continue to be!

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    Now that was worth saving...great job on the re-do. :)

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    very nice

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    Great job! Well worth the work. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Great Granma would bless you for saving her quilt. What an exceptional thing to do. I love the butterflies

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    I disagree with you. It IS perfect! It's very pretty and the butterflies are a great touch. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    Your great grandmother would be proud of you for caring enough to save it!

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    I really like what you've done with it.

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    very nice you did a nice job

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