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I did not know Aunt Helen

Old 05-31-2011, 09:10 PM
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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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Old 05-31-2011, 09:14 PM
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Oh they are lovely!
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:17 PM
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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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Old 05-31-2011, 09:19 PM
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I love the 1970's fabrics!
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:20 PM
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This is a nice legacy. Beautiful pieces.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:54 PM
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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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Old 05-31-2011, 10:32 PM
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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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