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Thread: cathedral window - 50 years later!

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    What a totally awesome way to display that quilt! Very clever and eyecatching. She'd be honored for sure.
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    Beautiful quilt and wonderful display.
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    Your grandmother's quilt is beautiful. I cherish the things we have passed to us from our loved ones. I have never seen a hanger like that, but it is beautiful how it hangs like a long gown, and yes it is like displaying a wedding gown. Thank you for sharing a family treasure with us.
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    WOW! it is beautiful, and I love your display!
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    Beautiful and lots of work, please be sure to turn your quilt with the other end in the bow at least every 3 months so your batting will not settle to one end. Such a nice thing to have.

    delma

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    That is a beautiful treasure to have & admire. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    My first thought was "She made it into a dress!" Then I realized it was a beautiful quilt "rack". Grandma would be so proud.
    Keep smiling, it makes others wonder what you're up to!

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    Precious. What a wonderful keepsake.

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    Oh my, that is a treasure for sure.

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    The bow is a wooden quilt hanger. It attaches to the wall and then you pull the quilt through it. With a less heavy or smaller quilt more would stay above the bow and it wouldn't look like a headless person or dress or whatever it looks like now. I got it as a gift from my mother - she found it at a craft show nearly 20 years ago.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    What a wonderful treasure....great how you've displayed it too. What a beautiful wall of love and memories you have created.

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    Glad it received a place of honor amongst all the family photos - it deserves to be treasured.
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    Love the quilt, display and the story. Quilts with their own story are so special.

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    What a clever way to display your grandmother's quilt! And, what a stunning quilt it is.
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    Sooo beautiful.....a real treasure!!! The colors are so bright and happy. You must smile every time you pass it
    Grama Laura

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    It is a precious treasure and beautifully displayed. What lovely memories you must have when looking at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Challys View Post
    This is gorgeous. Wish I had the skill and patience to make one!
    To be honest, skill and patience are really not required to make one of these. Time, yes.
    It's a great pick up-put down project that can (should) be ongoing for at least a year, multiple years is better. But you plan it that way so you don't hurt yourself by working on it constantly.
    And open your mind a bit they don't have to be bed-size. Back of the couch, table runner, bed drape, etc.
    They are great fun and very relaxing. Great to do with scraps and in-between other projects. Great to do "bee-style" with other people.

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    How did you hang it? It is so unusual, it does look like a dress. I do love the effect and I like the way it shows off the quilt but doesn't take up an entire wall. I have a small block quilt but not the wall space to hang it.

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    How wonderful, you have it displayed and not tucked away.
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    What a lovely way to showcase her lovely quilt. I longingly look at Cathedral Window quilts and sigh and say someday...
    Murphy1
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    Love your perspective, I will have to give it a try. As you say one section at a time. Who knows how far it will go.
    Quote Originally Posted by DuckAmuck View Post
    To be honest, skill and patience are really not required to make one of these. Time, yes.
    It's a great pick up-put down project that can (should) be ongoing for at least a year, multiple years is better. But you plan it that way – so you don't hurt yourself by working on it constantly.
    And open your mind a bit – they don't have to be bed-size. Back of the couch, table runner, bed drape, etc.
    They are great fun and very relaxing. Great to do with scraps and in-between other projects. Great to do "bee-style" with other people.
    Murphy1
    For our wonderful Golden Retriever adopted in March of 2010.

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    Simply beautiful! The colors are gorgeous. I love that you remember sitting with her as she made this. What a valuable heirloom to have!

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    WOW!!! what gorgeous work of art, almost looks like a dress hanging there. Whan an treasure.
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    Tara's mom

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    very lovely work on , glad that you have it and appreciate all time that she spent making it.
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    absolutely beautiful quilt. loved the way you display it.

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