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Thread: cathedral window - 50 years later!

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    cathedral window - 50 years later!

    I posted a new bedrunner and valance a few days ago and peeking temptingly from the corner of the picture was a cathedral window quilt my grandmother pieced in the 1960's. I used to spend quite a bit of time with her and remember her sitting on the couch - in the winter months only - and working on this quilt. As she got near the end of this long-term project she told me in no uncertain terms that if I let my grandchildren play outside with it she would come back and haunt me! As you can see - it has been given a pride of place and my grandchildren do not go near it! It was made for my mother who had it on her bed for several years, but when she redecorated it came to me.
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    beautiful quilt ... I can see that it was truly made with love .... and lovingly displayed.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    what a gorgeous work of art! i love the way you have displayed it. in the first picture, it looks like a dress. can you imagine having a dress made from CW blocks?
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    That is absolutely breathtaking!! Thanks so much for sharing it. I especially love how you've displayed it, to me it looks like a very elegant gown that just flows and flows.

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    wow, look at all those groovy fabrics
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    I love these quilts. but I don't think I would ever have the patience to make one!

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    This is gorgeous. Wish I had the skill and patience to make one!

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    It is a beautiful quilt!! I almost typed 'dress' as that was also my first thought when I looked at it. So glad you have it!

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    Absolutly beautiful!

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    Beautiful!!! What a treasure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    what a gorgeous work of art! i love the way you have displayed it. in the first picture, it looks like a dress. can you imagine having a dress made from CW blocks?
    I thought it was a dress, too! And I even have a quilt hanger like that! This quilt is beautiful... even more so because of its back story. I, too, remember my Grandmother sitting in "her chair" & working on either quilts (all of which were stolen from me) or dolly clothes (which I still have & treasure). You're so lucky to have this treasure to look at every day! Thank you for sharing it & its journey with us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by booklady View Post
    I love these quilts. but I don't think I would ever have the patience to make one!
    I KNOW I would NEVER have even half the patience! And that makes me love & respect these even more!
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    What a beautiful treasure you have from your grandmother. You can see all the love that went into all that beautiful handwork. I love the way you have it displayed.

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    Nice display.....

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    Love it. My aunt just brought me the start of two cathedral window quilts--hers and my grandmothers--along with 200 foundation squares for me to complete! The date on the box is 1979. I've been working on them. LOL

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    Amazing! So amazing!
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    What a unique way to display a quilt! It is absolutely beautiful and how nice to have it displayed so that you will think of your grandmother often.

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    A gorgeous family heirloom elegantly displayed! Enjoyed your story!
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    Beautiful quilt and great story!

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    It's amazing and I love the way you have displayed it!

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    very clever use of the quilt, I love it.

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    Really like the way you are displaying your beautiful quilt. You know she will never haunt you. lol

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    Absolutely gorgeous. Is it displayed as an angel or simply a dress? I think I see angel wings there above the sleeves. I envy you.

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    That quilt is gorgeous. The colors are so vibrant.

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    thank you so much, it is wonderful! love the hanger too

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