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Antique? Elephant quilt

Old 08-21-2016, 09:53 AM
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Have to show this quilt I just finished quilting. It has a story behind it. My Mother loved all kinds of crafts, in fact she made and sold many items at a local market back in the 1970's. In 1975 for the Bicentennial, my mother made a donkey quilt and an elephant quilt representing the political parties. My mother passed away in 1994 and my father in 1999. We kids, were left with the job of cleaning out their home and selling what was not kept by the family. I don't remember if my oldest son and his wife purchased the elephants blocks at the auction, or if they were kept as a keepsake prior to the auction; but, my son later gave them to me. They have been hidden way on a shelf for at least 20 years. About a month ago I found out that my granddaughter (it was her dad who gave me the blocks), is expecting her first child (a son) and has decorated the nursery with elephants. I am so happy that the blocks are now in a crib quilt for my first great grandchild and that the label can state: For ___, pieced by Great, Great Grandma, ___ , quilted by Great Grandma ___.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:11 AM
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It looks fantastic.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:17 AM
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​What a treasure and sew cute!
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:22 AM
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Can't imagine the pride you must feel. Beautiful quilt and awesome quilting. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:25 AM
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What a wonderful thing to pass on to your great granddaughter. Thank you for telling the story behind it.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:28 AM
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This is so special. I like how you quilted it.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:56 AM
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Oh, that's so neat! What a great story and great keepsake for the little one. Love your quilting on the elephant.
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:15 AM
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Cute elephants and very nicely quilted.
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Old 08-21-2016, 12:12 PM
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Oh my, great quilt and the story behind the blocks is so precious!!!
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What a great story and cute quilt.
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