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Thread: Family quilt for 90th birthday

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    Family quilt for 90th birthday

    My mil is having her 90th birthday this July... I finally finished her gift... She has 12 living children and a set of twins that died... so I made 13 baskets... each a different fabric, then my border is the grandchildren each tile matches the parents fabric on their basket and I put them in order... 37... and embroidered names.. The back is a block made by each family that includes the grandkids and inlaws names in whatever manner they wanted to use... I had to make 2 quilts because the I didn't want the quilting for the top to ruin the blocks on the back... made a false back for top and machine quilted , then tied the back just through the batting layer... Glad it is done... hope she likes it...
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    Oh my, that is a treasure and a half! And to have had the whole family involved is truly amazing. Great job. Here's to many more healthy years!
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    She will.love it. It's a beautiful heirloom.
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    beautiful love the blues for the baskets nice job!!!!
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    That is a great idea!!!! She will treasure it.

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    That is a very beautiful basket quilt. One I would love to receive and I know she will love it also. The second quilt is very cute too. How could she not like it? A very memorable occasion and hopefully she will have it for many more years to come.

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    So very special and unique. Just wonderful.

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    It looks beautiful! What a wonderful gift.
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    what a wonderful quilt!
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    that is the sweetest thing ever
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    Oh my, this brought tears to my eyes. You have an amazing family - and you are an outstanding quilter.
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    What a wonderful quilt full of memories. I just love it & the sentiment you put into it. May she enjoy for many years.

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    That is so clever! Great quilts, so filled with love and memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver View Post
    Oh my, this brought tears to my eyes. You have an amazing family - and you are an outstanding quilter.
    I think that is the best gift she will have ever received!!! Just beautiful!!

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    Simple is truly elegant. All of you deserve a pat on the back, job well done. Happy Birthday to her!

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    A beautiful quilt. What memories for your MIL. Such a thoughtful gift.

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    Beautiful work!!!

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    Awesome job!
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    Beautiful work. The block with the picture of the house is really neat.

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    Absolutely gorgeous and what a special treat for your MIL to have the whole family involved. What a great idea!

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    It's made with love in every stitch. What a treasure and how great for the whole family to participate. She'll love it.

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    lovely quilt you and Family have done to honor her on her 90yth. It is a treasure to be sure. Great Ideal on how to attach the backing quilt, never would have thought of that.
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    Absolutely beautiful! What a treasure. Best gift ever.
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    Great quilt.

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    What a beautiful quilt AND very thoughtful gift.
    Wow!

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