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Thread: Antique triple Irish Chain by G'ma

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    Super Member LeslieFrost's Avatar
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    I've been meaning to post this for awhile. My maternal grandmother was a seamstress and quilter. This quilt came to me from her things. It is very thin now, but holding together well. Orange is not my favorite color, but I love to look at the old prints. It is hand quilted.

    There is no separate binding -- the backing is just wrapped around to the front and sewed down.

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    Size is about a double bed comforter
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    Beautiful, a real treasure!

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    What a precious treasure! I do love orange.

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    Oh, it's wonderful!
    Maureen

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    I love it! Orange is my favorite color!

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    A work of art. Thanks for sharing What an heirloom. :-)

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    Beautiful work of art. Can you imagine hand quilting that? The lines are so straight and even. I can't see that straight! Treasure it forever.

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    Grandma's quilts are the best:)

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    Beautiful! Love the pattern, the fabrics, and the amazing quilting. The orange gives it a "Wow" factor! You're so lucky to have this quilt...such a treasure. :thumbup:

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    very nice quilt

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    I am with you on the orange, but I love the quilt! Your G'ma did a beautiful job on the quilting, and it's a real treasure. I see more love in it than I do orange. :-D

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    Simple and pretty! What a treasure~

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    What a treasure to have.

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    that is gorgeous.

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    What a work of talent and perservance ! It is a treasure!! My hats off to the hand quilting!!!

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    What a beautiful Irish chain! The hand quilting is awesome!

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    What a nice family treasure you have. I might make a suggestion that you make a small label for the back if there is not one already there. I have that on my list of things to do for the 2 quilts my grandma made plus the one my mom made. I do not think they even thought to label their work back then. I will just approximate my guess of the dates mines were made.

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    I like orange! Your quilt is beautiful, and the handquilting is exquisite.

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    I think it's great! What a lucky thing to get :)

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    I LOVE this quilt. I aspire to be that talented one day.

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    Neat quilt. The quilting is absolutely beautiful.

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    Beautiful keepsake from your Grandmother. I know you must treasure it.

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    Stunning quilt...thanks so much for sharing your treasured quilt.

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    you have a real treasure! How can you not love orange when you see it used so beautifully?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygirl66
    I love it! Orange is my favorite color!
    Me, too!

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