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Thread: Grandmother's Legacy

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    Grandmother's Legacy

    This is a quilt I made honoring my mother, now that I am also a grandmother. My 87 years young mother still makes baby clothes by hand for friends, relatives and acquaintances. (You can see her sewing area in one of the pictures.) She has dressed hundreds of babies in her lifetime. I wanted to make a throw for her that would be in colors that she uses for the clothes. This is what I came up with: Grandmother's flower garden centers that I hand appliqued to the green, then sewed together the squares for the center of the quilt. Then I had to figure out how to make the border wrap around the corners - half a log cabin did the trick. I think she was impressed that I would take the time to do something for her. She deserves this and yes, she liked it. I used a Pentel gel pen for the label and embroidered flowers and leaves in the rayon thread that she uses for her baby clothes.
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    Nice job and good idea

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    What a beautiful honor to your mother! Great job! Thank you.
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    That is a beautiful quilt
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    The meaning of life is to give your gifts away with love.

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    What a sweet picture of a precious moment in time. Love is in the air.... thanks for sharing.

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    How sweet is that your Mom sure looks to be a very sweet lady, she has such a wonderful smile.
    This was so sweet of you to do for her and it is Beautiful!!!
    May you always have Love to Share , Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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    That is just wonderful the honor your Mother like that. The quilt is beautiful and I know she is happy with it because I saw her smile on her face. Thank you fro sharing.

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    Beautiful!
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    Well you made her happy....

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    That is so sweet. Lovely quilt!!!
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
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    I bet she did like it!!! What a wonderful legacy and such a pretty quilt.

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    What a wonderful way to honor your mother. The quilt is beautiful.

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    Beautiful quilt and beautiful lady!!!

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    Lovely quilt!
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    Wonderful idea and she seems so pleased! The label was perfect for her!

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    What a thoughtful gift for a thoughtful lady. Looks like you took after her, huh? Beautiful !

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    oh how nice the quilt is beautiful so glad your mother is still able to sew .
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    Very pretty, thoughtful gift!

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    Judging by the smile on her face she loved it. It is a beautiful quilt!

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    It's a lovely quilt! And your mom looks like such a sweet happy person. Best wishes to her.

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    What a beautiful gift you gave her, she will treasure it.
    God Bless you all.
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    beautiful, an you can see it in her eyes , she loves it an you for doing this. joyce j

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    What a beautiful way to honor your mom! she looks glowing in the photo. I hope I get to sew for a long time too, what joy she has brought to all the babies.
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    Her smile says it all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate_W View Post
    What a beautiful honor to your mother! Great job! Thank you.
    I agree! This is the most wonderful thing you've done for your Mother! Great job!!!
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