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Old 02-11-2021, 08:36 AM
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I began this project in 2018, making my templates and cutting out all the pieces, which by the way there are only 240 curved pieces. This quilt is a replica of one made, circa 1932, by my great grandmother, Allena M. Hasty Jeffries. I have the honor of owning her quilt. Like hers, mine is entirely hand sewn and hand quilted. I replicated the quilting design too with the exception of the borders. Although there is an enormous amount of hand work, I found it quite relaxing. I also found my mind wandering and contemplating what our ancestors lives were like. I'd like to think grandma approves and is smiling. Thanks for looking.
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Old 02-11-2021, 08:56 AM
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Beautiful quilt and a great tribute to your great Grandma! Quite an accomplishment all hand done!👏🏻
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Old 02-11-2021, 09:16 AM
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My mind wanders too. My grandma on Mom's side hated sewing and only made one quilt, which I still have, double wedding ring. It had to be excruciating for her. I took after Dad's Mom who was quite crafty, fortunately.

Was interested in a WWII story about a test pilot, Eric Brown. Lived to be 97. Several documentaries on U tube, if you can sew and listen at the same time.
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Old 02-11-2021, 09:30 AM
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Yes, yes, yes! I am in love with this variation of Drunkards Path! You nailed it! Your grandmother would be proud. Thanks for sharing.
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Lovely quilt, lovely work and a lovely tribute to your grandmother.
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Old 02-11-2021, 10:31 AM
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The quilt is beautiful and especially your hand quilting which is lovely, even stitches. I tried hand quilting, once. I didn't have a single stitch look like one of yours and I didn't care for that idea of practice, practice, practice. I admire you.
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Old 02-11-2021, 10:51 AM
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that is a lovely quilt!! especially love your green!!
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Old 02-11-2021, 01:22 PM
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Huge round of applause for this gorgeous work! How wonderful! I hope the 2 quilts get to live close together in your home!
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Old 02-11-2021, 03:17 PM
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Thank you all for the lovely comments. My stitches aren't nearly as small as my grandmother's but she also didn't have any batting in hers. I have her quilt displayed with ones made by another grandmother & a great aunt. I treasure them all.
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Oh my goodness, that is just lovely!
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