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Thread: Family Heirloom Quilt Top Rescued

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    Family Heirloom Quilt Top Rescued

    Quite a while ago I unearthed a quilt top that was hand pieced by my aunt, now approaching 90 years old, made of genuine 1930s fabrics. It was sitting in my studio for months and every now and again I'd pick it up and try to figure out how to quilt it. Being hand pieced the blocks were not entirely even, but I still loved it. When our home was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, I eventually found it in the muck. I had to save it and washed it many times. Quilting Board sweetie, SewDamnCute, came to visit and offered to quilt it for me (along with my Bucket of Strips Quilt). When it came back to me, I was over the moon! My aunt won't be around for much longer, but I now have something tangible to hold onto -- to remember her when she was young. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.

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    Krystyna
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    nice pattern........

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    How wonderful that you were able to save it -- and how wonderful that someone stepped in to help you by quilting it. Beautiful job done both in piecing AND the quilting! How precious that quilt must be to you!

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    So glad it turned out beautiful for you. I hold on to things inherited from my family too, (not quilts as they couldn't sew on a button !).

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    Lovely tribute to your aunt, Krystyna!
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    That is very charming. A pretty pattern and a nice history to go along with all of it.

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    What a treasure! I'm so happy you were able to rescue it.
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    What a treasure -- so glad you could rescue it!!! The quilting is really nice. Glad you have something really nice to remember your aunt by.
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    nicely done
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    This interesting quilt was determined to live on, it seems! I'm sure you are all happy with it; thank you for sharing it here, as we are too!

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    Beautiful quilt and a beautiful story. How did you get it so sparkly white??
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    Wow, outstanding restoration on an heirloom. K, your family is truly blessed.

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    What a great quilt, so glad you were able to save it and have it quilted.

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    Such a pretty treasure, and a lovely sentiment with it.
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    Wonderful quilt and wonderful family history with it, both past and present! So glad it was saved.
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    Wow it's beautiful!
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    Awesome quilt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG View Post
    Beautiful quilt and a beautiful story. How did you get it so sparkly white??
    I asked that of Darlene (Sewdamncute) myself. She used that time honored technique -- laying it out on the grass in the sun! My grandmother, mother and I all did that with lace doilies and tablecloths. Works wonderfully.
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    What a beautiful quilt! You will have to to remember both your aunt and a friend who helped you finish it.

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    It's gorgeous and love the pattern. What is the name of the pattern?

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    What a beautiful quilt and so wonderful that you were able to save it! Thank you for sharing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    It's gorgeous and love the pattern. What is the name of the pattern?
    I have no idea. She worked for a major publishing house up until a couple of months ago, so I would imagine it was from some long discarded pattern.
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    Such a treasure!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Oh wow that is wonderful, especially so since it survived Sandy!
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    It is beautiful!
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