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Thread: 2 new: Memory Quilt and Baby Quilt

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    2 new: Memory Quilt and Baby Quilt

    Hi everyone! I'm sharing pictures of 2 quilts I've recently completed. The first is a baby quilt made from a Moda Bakeshop I Spy pattern (http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/03/...ngs-quilt.html). The mother-to-be had asked for hot pink bandana and denim. I think it's pretty darn cute! The pattern used charms but I cut my own. The color is a little 'wonky'... but no biggie. Quilt #8.

    the 2nd quilt is a Memory Quilt I made from my Dad's Shirts. Dad was a coin collector and member of his Baptist Church for 79+ years. The pattern is Collecting Coins from an older issue of Quiltmaker magazine and the quilt was quilted in a variation of Baptist Fan. The border is quilted in baroque hearts. I love this quilt. It was a very cathartic process in many ways. After I completed this one, my mom made 3 others substituting ecru muslin for the white for my other siblings. This was my 6th quilt.

    Thanks for looking!

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    and the pics...
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    Very nice work and I love the bright colors in the pink one especially.

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    Both of these are fabulous, for totally different ways. The baby quilt is so bright & happy & cheerful... the mom certainly picked some chipper colors & they work wonderfully! What baby girl wouldn't want to be cuddled in that little gem? And your "Coins" quilt is awesome because (a) it's beautiful in a quiet, subtle wat & (b) it contains such wonderful memories. What a great use for plaids! I just love, love, love it! Kudos on 2 jobs well done!
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    Beautiful baby quilt and lovely shirt quilt....I have some of my father's overalls and plan on one day making a quilt for my dau who was his pet. Just every time I start on it I miss him so much and just can't continue. But one day, I hope to do this. Also have some of my mothers things to add to this quilt......I did manage to make a few aprons for the girls with her dresses. Just have to work on them as I can.

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    Both are pretty. Love to quilts made from shirts.

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    Love the collecting coins one-wish I would have thought of that when my Dad passed The pink one is just too cute Congratulations on both Best stitches

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    Some nice happy colours

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    Both quilts are beautiful but I love your collecting coins shirt quilt with all of it's symbolism!

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    Both are great quilts!!
    Gloria 

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    Very very nice - I love the bright cheerful colors of the baby quilt and the muted coins against the white is really pretty too. I get so much inspiration from posted photos!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I just love all of your quilts! Love the one made from your dads shirts especially.

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    very pretty!!! you did a nice job!!!
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    very nice, beautiful quilts.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Wonderful quilts, nicelyt done. Sandy 64

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    All are very different and seem perfect tor the receipients.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    What wonderful quilt!
    Nice job!

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    You've done a wonderful job and your dad's quilt is just breath-taking. I love it.

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    The quilt from your Dad's clothes is great.

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    Thank you WTxRed for sharing your pictures. Both quilts are lovely. I love the bright colors in the baby quilt. The coins memory quilt is really pretty. Love the quilting.

    Our daughter will be arriving some time tonight from TX. She is bringing all the shirts with her for the quilts. I'm anxious to see what I'll have to work with. But I'll have to cuddle with the grandbabies first.

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    great quilts both of them. love the one from your dad's shirts.

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