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Thread: My Quilt Story

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    My Quilt Story

    Look at what a friend did for me! She framed one of my mini's that I did back in 2009 for an American Patchwork challenge in All people quilt. The challenge was to make a small quilt (less then 9" x 12") and a story saying why I like to quilt. Here was my entry:
    My Quilt Story
    I started quilting in the mid 1990's after we had purchased a new home and wanted it decorated nice. My sister helped me pick out wall paper and paint and said our bedroom needed a quilt, so she helped me make a double Irish chain in fabrics that matched our bedroom.

    My love for quilting began. Before long I converted a spare bedroom into a sewing room. I couldn't get enough!!! In the past 15 years I have gone from simple piecing to more difficult projects. I have made 220 quilts & quilt projects.

    My passion is for minature quilts, so this project was just what I am looking for. I started by paper piecing the background in the diamond shape and then added minatures to the points to represent a few of the things I enjoy about quilting:

    House: Represent my house that I love to decorate with sewing & quilting projects.
    Sewing Machine: My collection of old & new sewing machines.
    Hearts: The many friends that I have made since I started quilting.
    Jar of buttons: Embellishment used on my quilts.
    Quilt block: My love for miniatures.
    Over Sam & Sunbonnet Sue: The fun times I have making quilts and teaching my Grandchildren how to quilt.

    Pin Cushion: For all the neat supplies I have learned to use.

    Here is my story quilt:
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    Mary

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    What a sweet story. Lovely mini. What a great friend to do that for you.

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    What a wonderful story-unfolds like a fairy tale! Your miniature quilt is beautiful - all the images and the meanings behind each one makes it an heirloom for the next generation. You did a great job and it will be a loving remembrance of you.
    Rosie the "ripper"

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    What a beautiful mini and it looks so great framed. Good job.

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    What a wonderful story and you do such a beautiful job quilting. Looks very good framed.

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    I loooove this framed quilt!
    Bless, O Lord, the works of my hands....

    P. C.

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    It's adorable and how thoughtful of your friend to frame it for you!

    Kat

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    congrats... and great story
    Nancy in western NY

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    That is such a sweet strory, your framed mini quilt look's so beautiful.
    Malega K.

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    very charming

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