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    A great pair, Anael! The red stars look familiar--have you been snitching fabric from the PC campfire? This will be such a tribute to your mom. Bright and cheery to make up for those teenage years. It's been 34 years since mine has been gone. I think that no matter how old you are or how long your mom's been gone, you will always miss her.
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    Thanks oksewglad! Yes, I've been snitching from the PC club
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    Your quilt is so pretty! Such a wonderful way to remember your mom.

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    An awesome tribute to your mom.
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    when one block is "wrong", i make a pillow! lol

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    That's really awesome...I lost my Dear Little Mother year and a half ago and I honestly don't feel the pain lessening....I find it worse the longer she's gone, the more I realize she isn't coming back.....God it makes me so sad!! Sorry, your quilt is beautiful

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    This is going to be a beauty when it is all done and a special reminder of your mom although who needs reminders of our wonderful mothers. Love you mom.
    Thanks for sharing this project with us.
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    I love it, can't wait to see more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Tails View Post
    That's really awesome...I lost my Dear Little Mother year and a half ago and I honestly don't feel the pain lessening....I find it worse the longer she's gone, the more I realize she isn't coming back.....God it makes me so sad!! Sorry, your quilt is beautiful
    Don't be sorry, from experience I know the second year is even worse. It takes a lot of time before the pain is going away and you can remember her with a smile. Even now, after 14 years, I still realize there are things I would love to share with her and it still can make me sad. But the happy memories prevail! So take your time and grieve, one day you'll smile again, I know you will.
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    That is wonderful, beautiful job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Very lovely and I am glad you will have this quilt to remind you of the wonderful memories.

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    Anael, I so admire your work.....and as for "Mom".....I lost mine about 14 yrs ago but she is always with me (in my mind and heart). I guess most of us miss our mom's......I sure do and often think about her when I sew.....she couldn't....literally....sew a button on. When I would go to her house, there was always a pile of things to mend....LOL! I laugh everytime I think of that.....Her mother sewed....in fact, I have several quilts she did....but somehow, my own mother just didn't have the skill nor did she want it. However, she was very creative and loved the arts.....I think this quilt in your mother's honor is fabulous......it will warm your heart for years ahead and your family's as well......thanks for sharing this very personal journey with us.....
    I love the purple fabric you used for these last flowers. Just perfect!!!

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    Thank you all so much!

    Wendiq: my mom learned me how to sew when I was about 9 or 10 years old. We always did a lot of things together and even did competitions a few times LOL. Quilting is not common here so I didn't learn that from her. I started quilting about 2 years ago and I know she would have loved it. We liked the same things. A long time ago I lived in Germany, was going back to the Netherlands but when the time came to move I was in hospital. My mom did the move and did all the home decoration and I had no clue I loved what she did!

    Here's the block I did today. It's block # 25 Gentleman's Fancy.
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    Ode to your Mom is a great pattern name and I'm sure she would be proud of you for it. I love the English ivy block
    would make a pretty quilt top just with that one pattern. thanks for sharing. My mother did all of our quilts by treadle sewing machine and hand quilting. remember the quilting frame hanging from the ceiling in the living room. when she wasn't working on the quilting it was pulled up to the ceiling out of the way. My dad made the frames for her. as you said I miss them both daily.
    Good luck with the rest of your quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    Thank you all so much!

    Wendiq: my mom learned me how to sew when I was about 9 or 10 years old. We always did a lot of things together and even did competitions a few times LOL. Quilting is not common here so I didn't learn that from her. I started quilting about 2 years ago and I know she would have loved it. We liked the same things. A long time ago I lived in Germany, was going back to the Netherlands but when the time came to move I was in hospital. My mom did the move and did all the home decoration and I had no clue I loved what she did!

    Here's the block I did today. It's block # 25 Gentleman's Fancy.
    what a beautiful pattern , Yes MOM are special people.
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    beautiful colors and beautiful work. your mom would have loved it!

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    Anael...........Your blocks are so beautiful, I love them all. What a perfect name you have picked for your quilt to be. My Mom was born in 1924 too & I am lucky enough to still have her. I cherish each & every day that we have together. Your Mom would be so proud of you. Thank you for sharing your blocks & the story behind them.
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    Lovely blocks and small white sashing on your smaller block will bring it up to the correct size and no one will know it wasn't supposed to be that way!!!

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    Your blocks are beautiful, and I am so glad I am not the only one who has "pilot error"!!

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    How lovely. I just love the 30s fabrics. Yours sing!

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    Here's the block I made today. It's block # 24 Old Maid's Puzzle.
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    And here are all the blocks I made. I think I need a new designwall!
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    Here's today's block. Block # 3 Devil's Claws. No idea why that block is called that way Name:  Block # 3 Devil's Claws (447 x 455).jpg
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    I so enjoy your daily additions as you progress through the quilt. Keep them coming
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    Thank you oksewglad! I don't know if I can add a block every day but I do what I can
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