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Thread: cathedral window - 50 years later!

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    How wonderful to have such a great memory of your DGM and have it proudly displayed. It is a fabulous CW.

    EDIT: personaly, I would love to be haunted by my DGM.
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    Awesome! Beautiful quilt!

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    Absolutely gorgeous

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    The way you have it displayed really shows it off! Love it!

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    Really beautiful!!!

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    What a beautiful treasure, in so many ways!
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    The wooden hanger is a bow. Never thought about it being a dress or angel - just a quilt display to me. The weight of it does make it drape nicely. My MeMaw does haunt me if having her words in my head, her model in how I shaped my life and her memories in my heart count. Rarely a day goes by that her influence doesn't show - and she's been gone nearly 30 years. So much of what I do with my grands is based on what she did with me.

    However, they will NOT be watching me make a cathedral window quilt!
    Last edited by JanTx; 06-29-2012 at 02:54 PM.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    It's gorgeous and looks great hanging there!
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    Gorgeous quilt!
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    beautiful I used to watch my mom work on one which has dissapeared so this past year I started one. It is a slow process but very rewarding. I think my 4 children may only get pillows at the rate I am going! You have enspired me to pull out my box of supplies even in this heat!
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    Oh, what a very clever way to hang something so special! I love it!
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    They sure don't make them like they used to! That is lovely. Thanks for sharing
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    Jan, I'm so glad that you inherited this quilt. The memories that you have of her & this quilt are what you are cherishing. What you wrote was very touching & your thoughts of her will always be your best ones. I love the way she did it & your display just really sets it off.

    For those wanting to make a Cathedral Window, go to youtube. There's several tutes there, some by hand, some by machine. All are interesting.

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    Your grandmother was a talented and patient quiltmaker. That is simply gorgeous and I LOVE the way you display it. Looks tremendous.

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    What a strange hanger ... it looks like a headless woman standing there! Otherwise, a very pretty quilt.

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    I need to fluff the top up more - I haven't fooled with it for a while and the weight of it pulls it down some. I'm SOOO glad she made it when she did. After this she went into her "bullet-proof double knit" phase. The quilts I have for my son are from that era.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    that is so lovely

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    wow what a treasure love the way you have it displayed
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    It is beautiful. I like how you have it displayed on the wall as a dress.

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    At first, I thought it was a dress. I love the hanger and the way it is displayed. this has always been a pattern that intrigues me, yet I have never tried. Beautiful!!
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    Well, I'm not sure which I like most; the quilt or the hanger! Love the way you've displayed it! It is a lovely heirloom and I'm sure you will cherish it forever. Do your little ones enjoy it from afar as well? lol Thanks for sharing.
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    That is so beautiful! It's one of my dreams to make a cathedral window quilt. When I first looked at the picture, I thought it was a dress made from the quilt!

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    How creative to have it displayed as a dress! and how lovely is the work in this quilt - just gorgeous... I keep saying "someday" and maybe that someday will come! It is one of my favorite designs; bless you for preserving a piece out of the past!
    JO

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    What a lovely way to display this treasure.
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    Wow, that is gorgeous and full of so much love! Grandma would be pleased!

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