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Thread: 1st quilt finished after Mom's passing

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    Senior Member grannyoquilting's Avatar
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    1st quilt finished after Mom's passing

    This is the first quilt I have finished since my Mom passed away in March. I have done a few small ones but not a big one. I just needed time to greave. My Mom would have said get up and get moving now. So I did. A Quilt Guild friend brought me this quilt that she made for her daughter. It is a Tumbling block design. Her daughter wanted Jungle design on the quilt. So a bought some great Safari designs that make a great long run. 5 designs all together. So I put the long one that puts all of them together on the big border, a great tiger cat design in the second one and then I drew in lion paws for the small border. Then there are 7 designs done in the big part of the quilt with a small jungle ground cover that I drew in. I also added a Lion, Tiger, Leopard, Elephant and Giraffe heads in the corners. I think it turned out great and I believe my Mom had a hand in it. I am so glad my Mom got the cross quilt I made her before she passed away. Dad even had it at the funeral near her. He is keeping it for him now. Anyway, I know many of you have experienced the loss of a loved one. So thank you all for looking at Marilyn's quilt. She will see her daughter next week while she is on a bus trip. Nothing better than to see their reaction. Thanks again.

    I tried to get some pics of the designs but some are a little blurry. Sorry, I'm not to good with the camera sometimes.
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    Love the colors, very warm and inviting.

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    You did a creatively great job on that quilting design! Pretty Quilt too. I understand what you're saying - my Dad recently passed and I'm making a quilt (well 4 of them, one for each of the kids) out of his shirts so we always have our Daddy's Hugs :-) It's therapy for me working on those - lots and lots of memories tied up in those shirts. Congrats on a job well done!!!

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    I think this is so nice, love the colors. Quilting is a great "peace" of Mind! Congrats on the finishing of the tumbling blocks. Give me inspiration to try to do a small one.
    Kindergarden stayed with me, I still color, paint, draw and cut things up.

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    Very nice. Glad to see that you've picked yourself up and are moving forward again - I know it isn't easy.

    You did a great job on the quilt.
    Carrie, Queen of the Seam Rippers!

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    I just finished a quilt in the colors my mom loved(purples) and it was in our local guild show this past weekend. I know how hard this is on you. It's still tough on me and my mom passed away a year ago. She absolutely loved all my quilts and wall hangings. It was great when I was stuck with a color combo cuz she could sit back and say I think this one is the one you should go with. Miss her everyday....it will get better for you, I promise. Let yourself grieve, it's so important to do that. Just take it one day at the time. Your quilt is beautiful...keep going ((((hugs)))))

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    Love the quilting - you did a great job on the tumbling blocks. I have always wanted to try that pattern, maybe some day. I agree with others, quilting is great therapy. My sympathy in the passing of your Mom, however, she will always be with you in your memories.
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    That looks awesome,you will feel much better now you are occupied,I have neither Mom nor Dad and its hard,but we have to move on.
    God Bless you all.
    Heather.

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    It is hard to go on when you have lost a love one, but your Mom would want you to make the best of the life she gave you. She would be very proud of the beautiful work you did on this very beautiful quilt.

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    Great quilting!!!

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    Wow!!!!!!!
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    Sorry for your loss. The quilt is beautiful....love your colors and quilting!

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    Beautiful quilt.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    Sorry to here about your loss. Your quilt & quiliting is pretty. Love the animals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty pat View Post
    It is hard to go on when you have lost a love one, but your Mom would want you to make the best of the life she gave you. She would be very proud of the beautiful work you did on this very beautiful quilt.
    What you say is so true. Losing your Mother is so, so difficult (I still miss mine every day & she's been gone 20 years) but honoring her memory by living your best life is a great way to go. I'm sure you felt her with you as you worked on this beautiful quilt.
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    Your quilt is beautiful. I've never done a tumbling block, but it look's tricky. Your Mom would be so proud of you, and I love your quilting designs.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    so sorry for your loss the quilt is beautiful i feel quilting always heals as we go through hard things in life good job!
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    stunning for sure. I do believe your mom played a role in telling you to get at it. I am sure she is very proud

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    Lovely quilt, beautiful quilting...
    With quilters for friends, I will always be warm.

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    Beautiful!!!!!

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. It's really hard to lose your Mom, mine passed in '07 and I still miss her at times. I love the quilting you did in this quilt. Sometimes we need a good challenge to get our creative juices going again.
    Jeanie

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    That is beautiful!!!

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    Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. She will always be with you in spirit!
    Your quilt looks wonderful! And yes, your Mom would want you to get back to your quilting!'
    She knows that's what keeps you sane!!

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    Sorry for your loss. The quilt is beautiful and staying busy often helps with the healing process.

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    I've always admired those who can do this pattern. Your colors are beautiful. Sorry about your mom. Just take it one day at a time and remember that you can always find help on this board.

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