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Thread: "Driving Tammy Nuts", my family silhouettes quilt

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    "Driving Tammy Nuts", my family silhouettes quilt

    I'll be downsizing within the next year and won't have room for my gallery of family silhouettes that have been cut and framed over the years, starting with the two of my brother and me from 1948. I decided to make a quilt from them and also added other family members (sons-in-law and GDs as we currently look.

    I used background fabrics for each person's interest at the time they were cut. I wanted to use Tinker Toys, Lincoln logs or erector set fabrics for my brothers' young years. Can you believe I couldn't find any of them? I ended up using racing helmets and motocross for them as those were their passions as adults. Can you tell which one is my 13yo GD?

    I embroidered names, birth dates and, in two cases, death dates near each head.

    I wanted some kind of family picture gallery for backing and found 'The Ghastlies Family Portraits'. Kinda fits some of us.

    The making of this quilt helped ease some of my sadness at having to move. I'll always have the memories. I did have a lot of fun making it.

    By the way, the name of it came from me driving my DD crazy with all of my questions.
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    What beautiful work! Love this quilt and all that it means to you.

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    l just love your idea... and your fabric

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    What an awsome quilt!!! You did a wonderful job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Wonderful, wonderful! What a treasure!


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    That is such a great idea and destined to become a family heirloom. I love the back!

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    What a cool idea!!!!!!!!!!!! AND the quilt is beautiful!
    Bernie

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    Very creative. I love it.
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    That is such a treasure. It is beautiful on it's own but the memories make it a treasure.
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    what a cool quilt Love the backing

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    Great quilt and I love the backing.

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    so very nice, what a wonderful keepsake to treasure always!

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    I agree with all these comments. What a treasure you have made for you and your family. Truely awesome quilt!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Awesome quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie View Post
    What a cool idea!!!!!!!!!!!! AND the quilt is beautiful!
    I agree 100%! This is BRILLIANT! And gorgeous! What wonderful memories! I rememeber having my silhouette done at Boot Hill when I was knee-high to a tadpole.
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    (.(. (..`..♥ rebecca

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    Great idea! Love your quilt......!

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    How wonderfully clever of you.
    This is such a precious quilt and will become a treasure years from now.
    Thanks for sharing..

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    I love it! It's truly unique!!

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    wonderful........

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    Beautiful way to preserve memories. Did you include names under each silhouette?

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    You came up with such a great idea! Wonderful quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by my-ty View Post
    Beautiful way to preserve memories. Did you include names under each silhouette?
    I included names, the year the silhouette was cut, birth dates and, in 2 cases, death dates.

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    A very different quilt. I like your quilt and the memories that are within it.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    beautiful beautiful...everytime you look,or a family member in the years to come looks, he or she will look and admire the work that you put into this quilt......they will be saying who made this? great quilt! beautifuit is.....

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    That is such a nice quilt.
    Malega K.

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