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Thread: I finally finished a quilt

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    Super Member Kooklabell's Avatar
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    I finally finished a quilt

    I haven't posted in a very long time But... today I finished a quilt that begain in my mind 4 years ago. It's called Rockport Memories. Each appliqued square represents something from our Rockport, MA vacations. The beach pale and shovel are for Ari, my 5 year old GS and the Birthday cake is for Jonah, my GS who will turn 8 on our visit this year. Jonah has his birthday at the beach since he turned 4 - hence the 4 candles. The dog prints are our two dogs; Morgan and Spencer both 9 years old. The fish are for my husband - the ones he never catches. If you google "Rockport, MA" you can see pictures of the lovely town and the inspiration for the squares. Hope you enjoy. Oh, forgot the most important part! The quilt is to use on the beach!
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    What a fun quilt. So glad you finished it and have a great use for it. Using your memories to make more ;-)

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    I really like what you did here. I think it is hugely more creative to make a quilt represent your life than to make merely one more standard pattern.

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    A Perfect Beach Quilt...I would have never thought of a quilt for the beach... but I live in the desert..perhaps that is why LOL.... thank you for posting photo

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    Beautiful! I love Rockport and this is a wonderful representation!!

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    Looks like a lot of fun! Pretty!!!

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    What a great way to capture your memories

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    A beautiful quilt full of special memories

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    Thank you everyone. You are all so encouraging - I've started another one LOL I'm going to do some quilting on it but I'm not going to use my machine. I'm going to do it by hand while at the beach. That way its totally a beachy quilt

    Thanks again for your kind words.
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    I like it. very creative to make a memory of such happy times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    What a fun quilt. So glad you finished it and have a great use for it. Using your memories to make more ;-)
    That's a really great way of expressing it! You are making more memories from your other ones. This quilt is great!
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    Beautiful quilt, love the pictures.
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    Congrats on finishing a terrific quilt! What a great way to capture the memories!
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    What a great quilt to take to the beach. The memories are priceless.

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    looks great always feels good to finish a quilt!!!!
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    This is a beauty. Memory quilts are the one we really cherish...........

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    I like your interpretation of Rockport. Sandy 64

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    What great memories to share! I'm sure all the grands will love each and every memory. Thanks for sharing.
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    What a neat quilt! I like to make memory quilts because you get to relive each memory every time you look at it. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the beach and your new quilt.

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    Thats great, i love seeing memory quilts. They are so special.

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    That's great and really good that you have a use for it that will bring even more memories!

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    that's fantastic...what a treasure!

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    HI Kooklabell I was born and raised in Rockport Mass. Lived a cross from the beach. Met lots of wonderful people who came for a vacation. Live in Gloucester now, next door to Rockport.

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    Forgot to mention nice quilt

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    Just terrific and what a fun quilt, great job and thank you for sharing Have a Blessed day Ellen

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