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Thread: Grandma's Quilt-Top

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    I was sorting material and needed a place to put some that were special. So I went into my grandma's cedar chest and decided to pull a few quilt tops that she never got the chance to quilt. This one had a piece of paper with my name on it and pinned to it. I have no clue when she made it but she quilted for as long as I can remember (im 50). She stopped quilting in the late 70's. She passed in the 90's.

    I just thought I would share. Maybe one day I will get the nerve to quilt it myself.
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    very nice like the blues

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    It will be great for you to finish this quilt that she started. Please don't wait too long. She wants you to enjoy the quilt.

    Darren

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    What a beautiful treasure :D:D:D

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    Wonderful memories to keep and pass on to your children.

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    You have a real treasure there. Please quilt it - she want's you to enjoy it.

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    wow!! what perfect points!! I love blues. She did lovely work. You are blessed to have found it -- especially because she meant it for you

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    Isn't it nice to have such a keepsake? We had a crazy quilt that my husband's grandmother made for us. It wasn't all that attractive but the needlework was amazing. We spent some time overseas and somewhere along the way that quilt disappeared. I sure wish we still had it!

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    Your Grandmother made a beautiful quilt!! Just for you. It would be very special and fitting for you to finish it.

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    Very nice!

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    Oh lucky you! Finish it for yourself for Christmas. She will be smiling down at you!

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    what a nice pretty surprise :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Beautiful-and just waiting all these years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PABerard
    Oh lucky you! Finish it for yourself for Christmas. She will be smiling down at you!
    Yes indeed! Soon as I get a little bit better! I'm surprised at how good of shape the material is in! Guess it was the cedar chest.

    :-)

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    That is a great quilt top! I agree that it is a treasure & you shouldn't wait too long before finishing it.
    Thanks for sharing. I love stories like this.

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    That is so nice I hope you finish it

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    What beautiful points. Wonderful work.
    I love it that you found your name on it. Like hugs from grandma

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    oh. wow. gorgeous. you are very lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassquilt
    What beautiful points. Wonderful work.
    I love it that you found your name on it. Like hugs from grandma
    I know right! <3

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    It's so pretty, I hope ypu will finish it. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    It is beautiful. quilt it soon so she can see it.

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    That is so special to have. Quilt it someday and pass it on.

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    How beautiful. Thousand Triangles. Lucky you!
    peace

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    There is actually a set of two of them. Twin size. I couldn't even fathom how this should be quilted (pattern)or what pattern a LA would do. Both are in pristine condition though.

    Lucky, lucky me.

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    She did some exceptionally nice patchwork. You certainly have something there to treasure and to perhaps pass on to the next generation. It is truly special.

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