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Thread: i found this board just in time!!!!!

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    Super Member 117becca's Avatar
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    I have a bag of diamond shapes that my grandmother cut out before she died back in 1945. As i read the different threads over the time, someone reminded me that when i sew these diamonds together to pay attention to the straight of grain and bias.....Trying to not sew 2 bias sides together.

    I am paying attention and looking forward to seeing what i end up with when i am done..I'm off the next 2 weeks and i would love to finish the top....We will see how far I get - and on Monday, i'm headed to the quilt store to get a solid white/cream/off white color to put between the star shapes

    The quilt will go to my mom when i'm finished...
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    Very nice. She had a good eye for color, didn't she?

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    Beautiful. The colors are wonderful!!

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    very nice, love the old prints. Welcome to the board, you will learn a lot and have a lot of fun!

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    those are beautiful please keep us updated on your progress

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    Oooo these are turning out so pretty, can't wait to see more of them :D:D:D

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    What a special quilt it will be! Can't wait to see it finished! Keep us posted, please!

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    She really did have an eye for color - and she liked blue because the majority of the pieces are various shades of blue. My mom's favorite color is blue, and so is mine. As i put the stars together, I am starting w/ those that there are the least of.

    I'll definitely keep you updated - my mom is one of my biggest cheerleaders and i am keeping this a secret from her. Isn't too hard since she lives 250 miles away :D

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    OMG!!! They are very beautiful. And I am sure your mother will adore it. Good job!!

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    Looks lovely.

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    Beautiful

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    Looking good!

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    Very nice piecing! You are going to have a wonderful keepsake before you know it.

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    Such pretty colors! I can see you are having a lot of fun with them. Post photo when it's done please

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    You will treasure this quilt when it is done. It looks beautiful already. Keep sharing with us as you go. Love to see memories come together.

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    some more stars...
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    How wonderful. Hope you'll share a pic when finished.

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    How great to have something of your grandmother's to work on. Lovely start!!

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    These are wonderful!!! You will have a great quilt!

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    I love them!!!!!!!! I am in love with old fabric. What a treasure to work on something from your grandmother!!

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