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Thread: Sun Bonnet Sue - 4 Generations

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    Senior Member MoMiMi's Avatar
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    My Mom (an alternation lady her whole life) appliqued and hand quilted these blocks when her first great grandchild was born. Mom died 6 years ago and never finished the quilt. I finally was emotionally ready 3 months ago to pick up these precious blocks, put them together, piece the border, and finish hand quilting it. I wanted the quilt to be special so on each corner block is machine embroidered the name of my Mom, me, my daughter and my granddaughter. That baby is now 8 and this quilt was her birthday gift last Saturday.
    Mom, I hope I made you proud.

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    what a precious gift. wonderful.

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    What a beautiful quilt. I know your Mom is glowing with pride.

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    What an exquisite quilt...you have finished it beautifully. I am sure your Mother would be very proud of how you have completed her work. Thank you for sharing such an important part of your family memories.

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    What a touching story, Very precious!

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    so pretty..love sunbonnet Sue...Arla is very pretty name.

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    Beautiful quilt and story to go with it. I really like the way you set it together and the names added--special!

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    What a very sweet story. I think you did a beautiful job, and what a wonderful gift. I am sure you made your mom proud.

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    That is a wonderful quilt and gift and will surely be a family heirloom. You did great!

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    Being part of a long lived line of quilters myself, this story brought tears to my eyes! Both of my grandmother's quilted, and my maternal great grandma also quilted. I didn't know my other greats, but I'm sure they did, too. Back then, it was out of need.
    I can't wait to be able to afford fabrics enough to start quilts for my grandkids....hopefully at least one of them will also pick up the art!
    Carol B

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