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Thread: My Mother's Quilts

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    Senior Member adyldrop's Avatar
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    So my Mom, or Woman as I affectionately call her, has sewn most of her life. She taught herself everything she knows from books growing up because she is the oldest with 3 younger brothers. She is why I sew and quilt and love crafty goodness--thanks Woman!! However she doesn't have a computer or a any real desire for one so I went to visit her today and managed to get pics of some of her stuff so i could show it off!!

    Part of her stash!! I tried going shopping--didn't work! She'd frisk me if she thought I'd do anything!!
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    A technique taking apart silk flowers and laying a piece of tulle over top and then quilting it all down. A pretty autumn wreath wall hanging.
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    I know this one was a recent BOM. My mom found the floral center and matched the other fabrics up to it because she loved it so much!
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    Some more...

    A stained-glass angel with gold trim instead of black--gorgeous!!
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    Her round robin her guild just finished. She has to enter it into the next show. Still needs quilting, and binding.
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    A Christmas wreath like the autumn one
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    no wonder you wanted to try shopping - look at that stash - all nicely coordinated :lol:

    that wreath is beautiful, bet it was a lot of work

    Let your Mom know that her talents are appreciated!!!!

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    yet more...

    A wool applique she did. She wants to make another using the same paisley from the border and hang them next to one another.
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    She made this school house top when I was very little. She actually wanted to know if anyone knew how to get rid of mildew. She never finished it because she was afraid it may be ruined.
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    Close up of appliqued flowers
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    Yet more...and mind you this is not including pics of her machines. We counted 11. Including 2 antiques ( both in their wooden desks and one that is pre-electricity), a few embroidery, a couple singers. She is planning on where she'll be putting up her frame. She attempted buying a long arm once. Put money down then decided against it. She still wants it though!

    Another stained glass wall hanging.
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    A bright green and blue to hang on the kitchen wall. Needs backing, quilting and binding yet.
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    Her bear paw. Also made years ago. Hung above our only working fireplace in our old house. I love this one. i get my love of bear paw and flying geese from her :)
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    Even more...

    Daffodil stained glass wall hanging
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    Little embroidered wall hanging
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    Her watermelon quilt. She just finished quilting some of it. She needs binding and then she is going to add little ants all over it.
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    WOW!!!!!!!

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    Well no wonder you're good! And inspired! I'll distract the woman with some online fabric shops and you grab us some stuff! Okay? LOL!

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    Oh my gosh! Awesome!
    Will she adopt me????

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    Haha! I told her you guys were going to say those exact things!! I even mentioned Chele and said ''Ma, she's gonna want your stuff!" I related all your kind words to her :) she says thank you so very much!!

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