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Thread: All Dressed Up And Nowhere To Go Quilt

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    Came up with the idea for this little mini one day last week and went for it the next day. Knew I wanted chubby little knots in cotton but then I thought about this huge scrap bag of all polys/silks and couldn't wait to get into it and do something with it in my quilts. So the two ideas merged and voila!!! I dedicate this little quilt in loving memory of my DM who did so many wonderful things for me thruout my life, all the cash and stash and everything else in between! Fabrics from two pairs of her slacks are in this quilt, the hot pink in the center were slacks she cut out and never finished (but I finish now for her) and the top left fdn. pc. of beige. My DB's shirt from HS or college days is in the quilt also; bottom right corner. He is remembered for all the nice things he did for me and all he taught me. The third person is the seamstress who sewed for a living and supplied my family with bags and bags of scraps for quilting 45-50 years ago of which we never got around to, but I am now. The seamstress's generosity is honored here too. Both her and DM graduated together. Hope you enjoy my mini that touched me so when I finished!
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    That is a lovely tribute to your family and friends. I love the 3-D effect. Gives me lots of ideas! Thanks for sharing. :lol:

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    I love it!!! Thank you for sharing the meaning behind the blocks, too!!! :D :D :D

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    What a wonderful tribute quilt. It's so nice to hear the stories behind the quilts.

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    Very neat idea - love it!

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    Hey, that turned out really cute! What a great idea.

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    Wow!!!!!

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    Sniff sniff... thanks for sharing about the fabrics and what they meant/mean to you. So lucky to have some of your moms fabrics to make something from. Mine has been gone 24 years now. Would love to be able to make something out of those old cotton blouses she used to wear.
    Love the 3-d effect. Nice touch.

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    Awesome!!
    :D :D :D

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    What a cute idea with the knots. Love it!

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    Cute quilt I like the pieces of fabric tyed.

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    What a creative idea, and meaningful, too. You did good!

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    I very much like the knotted centers - so very creative! I just love the fact that there is so much meaning in this quilt and that their presence touches it. I'm so glad you showed us what you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger
    What a wonderful tribute quilt. It's so nice to hear the stories behind the quilts.

    ranger
    ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    That is a lovely tribute to your family and friends. I love the 3-D effect. Gives me lots of ideas! Thanks for sharing. :lol:
    Thank you! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

    Thank you BearisGray!

    Thank you renee765!

    Thank you hokieappmom! and Sulabug too! and reneebobby too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    I very much like the knotted centers - so very creative! I just love the fact that there is so much meaning in this quilt and that their presence touches it. I'm so glad you showed us what you did.
    Thank you, Ducky! Yes, the knotted centers drape better w/the lighter poly/silk. Varying the sizes of knots adds interest. Forgot to mention all the polys/silks in it came from the seamstress' scrap bags. She gave us everything, but we sorted, organized and threw out all the dbl knit, nylon and tulle, jersey and whatever else we didn't want. I believe the Lord had His hand in this quilt in order for me to "give honor to whom honor is due" because it came out to the exact same size as the quilt I posted last week!!! I couldn't have done that if I tried! So I give thanks to the Lord right now for allowing me this opportunity to honor others and that He has His way with me! Thanks again for your kindness and yes, I'm glad I shared it w/others!

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    That is the coolest quilt. What a great idea. I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    That is the coolest quilt. What a great idea. I love it.
    Thank you littlehud! I love it too. Think it reminds me of little girls' hairbows!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Sniff sniff... thanks for sharing about the fabrics and what they meant/mean to you. So lucky to have some of your moms fabrics to make something from. Mine has been gone 24 years now. Would love to be able to make something out of those old cotton blouses she used to wear.
    Love the 3-d effect. Nice touch.
    Thank you wvdek!! Yes, thank God for my DM's ability to hold onto everything so I could do something with what she left me. She'd have everybody laughing right now for sure about what I did! :lol: :lol: Yes, she deserves the honor; she wrote me countless checks and was so generous with everyone all the time! Yes, you need to make something with your DM's old cotton blouses or whatever you can find! She would love it! Thanks for your sweet kindness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Hey, that turned out really cute! What a great idea.
    Thank you, sewnsewer!
    Thank you, thismomquilts!
    Thank you, amma!
    Thank you, quilt4u!

    Thank you, everybody. Really appreciate your nice words! They go a long way!

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