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    Birth of a quilt

    Some time ago a picture of a beautiful quilt was posted, called Ode to the 1930's. I purchased the pattern. My mom was born in 1924 and grew up in the 30s, she loved bright colors, flowers, birds and handcrafts. I'm sure she would have loved the design! She died 14 years ago and I still miss her very much. I'm going to call my quilt Ode to my Mom and I thought it would be nice to share the progress of this quilt with you all. I hope you like that too.

    Here are the blocks I made yesterday:
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Size:  38.1 KBand this one I made today. The applique block was too small due to pilot error I didn't read the instructions too well before starting

    I'm going to take my time as I do have other projects too
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    very pretty i love tour quilt

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    Lovely blocks...I am sure your mom would have loved them too. I know my mom would have. I miss my mom also.
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    Beautiful blocks and title! I look forward to see your progression as you create this wonderful treasure!
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    What a beautiful quilt for you to treasure and I am sure lots of memories will be stitched in to it
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    Great start, be sure to keep us posted as this quilt progresses.
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    It is so pretty, I like the patterns you are using! I know you are thinking about your mom as you work-may you have lots of happy thoughts of her!
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    I would probably put a small border around the applique one and use it anyway. It's much to pretty to discard and would add so much to your quilt.

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    very nice quilts

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    Thank you all for your lovely comments! Yes, lots of memories, some make me sad but most make me smile

    @dlong: it was part of the block so I had to redo it but I could use the leaves again so it wasn't a big problem.
    Here's the last block for today: Martha Washington's Wreath. I found out I don't like needle turn applique so I fused the parts and when all applique blocks are finished I will stitch them on my machine.
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    It is going to be a gorgeous quilt!!! I love the colors.
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    Your mother would love this to-be quilt...and to have it named for her.

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    Meet my mom and my boys. It's the last picture ever taken of her, a few weeks before she passed away.
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    I did this quilt, too and loved working it! You're doing a great job with your blocks!
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    A fitting gift for Anael's anael. The last block is particularly lovely. Just keep those fingers balanced now!
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    LOL oksewglad, the balancing part is getting hard I might not have enough fingers
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    Oh I know what you mean. I started a big quilt using 1 1/2" strips and squares to make 9P. Then all the little trimmings are all 1 1/2" long so off they went into the 1" or 3/4" box and now have started a couple of little mini's with those Then Barbara Brackman starts a new quilt blog on Women's Rights. I decided to downsize and make 4 " blocks. Will require some PP. They are 8" blocks. If you are interested here's the link, but certainly don't want you to tip over with too much weight on any given finger
    http://grandmotherschoice.blogspot.com/


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    Thanks for the link, I started that one last week Saturday But I'm doing the 8" blocks. I still have enough 4.5" Jane blocks to do!
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Its just beautiful, post more pics as you go along. Love the colors too.

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    It's gonna be gorgeous! Can't wait, to see the finished quilt!!
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    It's going to be gorgeous. (I also miss my mom and grandmother - 21 yrs ago and sometimes I still cry)
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    Your work is wonderful. Your quilt will be beautiful, please show us when you are finished.
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    Very pretty, I love all the blocks.
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    Here are today's blocks. # 31 Monkey Wrench and # 32 Aunt Dinah
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    So glad it was an easy fix. Your applique sounds like mine. I'd much rather do anything on the machine that I can than to hand stitch. I love the latest blocks!
    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    Thank you all for your lovely comments! Yes, lots of memories, some make me sad but most make me smile

    @dlong: it was part of the block so I had to redo it but I could use the leaves again so it wasn't a big problem.
    Here's the last block for today: Martha Washington's Wreath. I found out I don't like needle turn applique so I fused the parts and when all applique blocks are finished I will stitch them on my machine.

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