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Thread: Granny Mary's Quilt

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    Granny Mary's Quilt

    My Mom's Grandma, Granny Mary, was born in 1874 and died in 1955. My sister showed me a quilt she made this weekend. I thought you all might like to see it. It's all hand-sewn.
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    Great scrappy with bubble gum pink background!

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    wow, what a treasure
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    Wow such a treasure...she is very lucky to have it!!!

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    I loooove antique quilts! That one is so pretty! Glad it's in the family.

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    That is such a treasure and especially really neat to know a relative made it. If it doesn't have a label, maybe now is the time to make one. Enjoy!
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    Sweet family treasure.
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    Very sweet.

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    Wow! That is a beauty.
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    Just a wonderful treasure!

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    So pretty....background color is great.

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    Very pretty quilt, she is lucky to have it.
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    an amazing quilt
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    That is really cool. Probably made in the early 1900.
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    I hope you keep that quilt dear to your heart.

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    It looks like it is made from any fabric she had, like housedresses, old shirts, etc. If only it could talk!

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    Lucky you........................

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    That is a wonderful quilt - for two reasons, a) it's just wonderful to look at, and b) your Granny Mary made it. I really love how she used the bigger, yet small, scraps in the triangles.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Wow , that is great to have!
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    It looks amazingly modern! What a treasure you have there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in Minnesota View Post
    It looks like it is made from any fabric she had, like housedresses, old shirts, etc. If only it could talk!
    I think you are right, Sandra. I know my Grandma Vallie (Granny Mary's daughter) used aprons, house dresses and shirts to make her quilts. Sometimes when my Mom looked at one of Grandma Vallie's quilts, she'd say, "I remember that dress."

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    You indeed have a treasure. We have three that my husband's grandmother made. She made him a double wedding quilt-when he was five years old! In fact, she made one for each of her 16 grandchildren. So, these quilts are the treasures of the family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterpurpledog View Post
    You indeed have a treasure. We have three that my husband's grandmother made. She made him a double wedding quilt-when he was five years old! In fact, she made one for each of her 16 grandchildren. So, these quilts are the treasures of the family.
    That is just incredible, and really special! What a great way for her to show her love for each of her grandchildren.

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    What a treasure you have in your family. If there isn't a label, you could put her name on it to insure it stays in your family. I really like the pink background for the scrappy blocks. It gives it a Happy look and made me smile. Thank you for sharing your photo and quilt with us.

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    Thank you for sharing!

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