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Thread: My Avatar This Week

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    Ok, just posted me a new avatar and I've already gotten a few requests for a bigger photo of it.

    The grandmother's flower garden quilt has always amazed me. Even long before I ever thought of quilting, I loved the detail and colors of the older fabric in these quilts.

    This particular quilt I stumbled upon by accident at an auction. I purchased a box of towels for $1 and low and behold when I got home and went to wash the rag towels, I found this beautiful quilt at the bottom of the box.

    The wear on it showed that it had been a "working" quilt as I like to call them. Looks as though it was used everyday in the household and loved by the family.

    As much as I loved it, I knew that I would probably just store it in a closet, because I had no place to put it for display and have it be protected from the elements. So I took lots of pictures of her and spent time with her and looked her over and tried to learn about the detail work on her....and then I put her up for sale on ebay. It was the hardest thing having to let it go, but I enjoyed looking at the detail of it and learning alot from all the pictures, which I still look at now and then.

    The person that bought it called me was so excited to have won it and even let me know that she promised to take good care of it and put it on display in a protected place, because she too cherished older quilts and felt they needed to be enjoyed by all....that made me feel so good to know it went to a loving home.

    Here the link to this block pattern at Quilter's Cache: http://quilterscache.com/G/Grandmoth...rdenBlock.html
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    Oh my its beautiful. And so happy that it went to a home where it will be loved

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    Very Nice!

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    That is one beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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    beautiful, thanks for sharing with us

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    It is very pretty, but it is also a different setting than you see many times. I have about 20 finished flowers. I had sewed them together, and after getting several sewn together, they didn't line up right. My new years' resolution was rip them apart and figure it out. I ripped (sigh) and when I laid them out on my spare bed they looked like they'd go together perfectly! Now I'm concentrating on finishing more flowers. I'll sew them together when I get it figured out. See yours has those little diamonds between each flower which I think gives it a delicate, almost lacy look.

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    Beautiful quilt - one of my favorite patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Louise
    It is very pretty, but it is also a different setting than you see many times. I have about 20 finished flowers. I had sewed them together, and after getting several sewn together, they didn't line up right. My new years' resolution was rip them apart and figure it out. I ripped (sigh) and when I laid them out on my spare bed they looked like they'd go together perfectly! Now I'm concentrating on finishing more flowers. I'll sew them together when I get it figured out. See yours has those little diamonds between each flower which I think gives it a delicate, almost lacy look.
    Yes, I really like the little diamonds in it...on the quilter's cache link (pg 2), Cecilia's finished quilt is like mine with the little diamonds.

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    I like the soft colors used very pretty thank you for sharing.

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    Beautiful quilt and such a classic!

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