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Thread: I did not know Aunt Helen

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    Aunt Helen died before my DH and I got married. In fact she willed my husband her old Buick which he then sold to buy my engagement ring. I knew Aunt Helen was a quilter, as an engagment present my MIL gave us one of her beautiful quilts, that was over 25 years ago. Since then my MIL died and while going threw her things a chest of quilts appeared. Yesterday we divided them among the family. Here are the ones we got....but better yet no one wanted the odd pieces and unsewn tops, so I ended up with a few....

    Various blocks in various stages. I WILL have fun!
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    King size top with many extra blocks ready to go
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    more blocks
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    Items are machine pieced -ther green fabric in the background is from her stash - SCORE!
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    Oh they are lovely!

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    You have some wonderful quilts and blocks there! Bet you are proud to have them. Old quilts are so special. You know someone went to alot of work to make them.

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    I love the 1970's fabrics!

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    This is a nice legacy. Beautiful pieces.

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    Wow! Your MIL could have taught me alot. She did wonderful work. I can only hope to do something as nice as those some day. :thumbup:

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    Wow, how lucky you are!!!

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    Aunt Helen is looking down from Heaven smiling to know her quilts and pieces are with somewho appreciates them.

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    Score! But truly sorry for your loss:( I bet shes looking down from heaven, smiling as she knows you truly appreciate the value of your inheritance!)

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    What a treasure!

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    What a haul you lucky duck!

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    Nice!

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    Beautiful fabrics!! She obviously had a good eye for colour! I'm sure you will do her proud!! Great that they have come to a loving home!!

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    A treasure, for sure!

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    What a great surprise that was! Have fun with your new quilt and pieces.

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    beautiful

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    You are so blessed! It is really too bad you never got to meet this lady.

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    WOW, what keepsakes!

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    Beautiful quilts. Have fun with all the pieces.

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    What a treasure!

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    It's always nice to see beautiful quilts and tops go to someone who will really appreciate the work that went into them!

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    Beautiful!

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    What a blessing. They are beautiful. Her quilting legacy continues.

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    Beautiful! That's a great lot you acquired.
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    I'm sure Aunt Helen is happy to know that her quilts and blocks are in such good hands. They are all beautiful. A real treasure.

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