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Thread: Finished Grandma's Quilt

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    Finished Grandma's Quilt

    This quilt was handpieced by my grandmother about 50 - 60 years ago. It was recently given to me and I decided it deserved to be handquilted. It took forever and as my first handquilting project, it is far from perfect but I am so proud to have completed it. Please enjoy.

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    Absolutely adorable! you did a fantastic job. I bet your grandma would be so very proud!

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    What a wonderful way to honor your grandmother. You did a beautiful job!

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    that is awesome.. grandma is smiling down on you.. great job

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    beautifully done and what a treasure!
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    Wonderful "GMs periwinkle" quilt. I love the way you mimicked the block with your quilting. Very much like it would have been done years ago. What a lovely treasure.
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    You did a great job on a wonderful quilt. enjoy!!

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    Your GM would be pleased I am sure...very nice!

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    So very special. A lovely quilt, glad you wear able to complete it

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    I'm not a hand quilter, but you did a great job. Congratulations!

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    Your choice of how you hand quilted it is so fitting for the all over design. Lovely.

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    What a wonderful multi-generation quilt. Congratulations for all of your hard work - it's great.

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    I would say you did your Grandmother proud with the quilting you did on this beautiful quilt! You should be very proud ~ I'm sure she is!

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    It's wonderful.....and so precious. Kudos to you for challenging yourself with it and seeing it though. Hats off to you.
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    What a treasure. There is a lone star partially pieced by my great grandmother someplace in my family. I think I will see if I can find it and finish it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Congratulations! It looks like your grandmother put a lot of stitches and work in her quilt top. And it's wonderful that you could finish it.
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    Good for you. I like your choice of quilting motif.

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    You did a wonderful job! Love your quilt.

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    Looks wonderful to me!

    No matter how critical you are of your hand quilting, think about how much prettier it looks quilted, displayed and appreciated, compared to how it looked tucked away in storage!
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    What a beautiful quilt and such a loving job to hand quilt it all. I'm sure you and your family will treasure it for years to come. Just wonderful!

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    What a treasure. I think your hand quilting looks wonderful!
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    How lovely to have quilted your grandmothers quilt.

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    It's a charming quilt. How nice that you were able to finish it in a way that truly enhances its history. Your grandmother would be proud.

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    What a beautiful family heirloom!!

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    What a wonderful treasure!
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