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Thread: I think Grandma would be proud...Finished quilt top..

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    Super Member 117becca's Avatar
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    11 days later - i am finished w/ the quilt top for my mom. Brief story: My grandmother cut out all these diamond shapes and was going to make a tumbling block quilt. She died in 1945 before ever finishing the quilt. My mom was 7 yrs old at the time.

    Several years ago, my aunt gave me a bag w/ all these diamonds and i had intended to complete the tumbling block quilt. Last summer, I found this pattern that i like because it features all the vintage fabrics much better.

    My plan is to give this to my mom in June when my sister comes in for a visit. Good thing mom doesn't hang on message boards because this will be a total surprise

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    little key chain things mom picked up .....Yowsa, they're tiny!!
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    that is really great you finished your grandmas quilt

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    beautiful! Have a box of tissues handy for your Mom!

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    Your quilt is beautiful. I also like the key chains.

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    Your quilt turned out wonderful. Love your design choice. Beautiful.:)

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    How very sweet hopefully your mom will appreciate the thought, work and effort you put into this. Truly a loving gesture.

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    What a beautiful quilt. She is going to love it. Those key chains are darling.

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    Very lovely!

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    She will enjoy it - and hopefully i'll have it quilted by then!! If not, she'll get it and then i'll bring it back home to finish.

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    Awesome! Your quilt is beautiful and your mom is going to be so surprised. I love what you have done.

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    Wonderful surprise. Love those key chains as well. Creative.

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    Awesome, it looks beautiful.

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    beautiful!

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    my mom brought me back the key chains from one of her summer/fall trips. They are cool, but too teeny tiny for me!!

    this is the quilt top i saw last summer that inspired me....
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    Your mom will be so surprised. Can just imagine the tears flowing when she realizes you have completed this.

    Please be sure to include some history to this quilt so generations forward will be able to relate this quilt to your granny.

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    You are a wonderful Daughter, for doing such a meaningful
    gift, tears for sure.

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    There will definitely be a detailed label on the back - in fact, the original strip of tumbling block that she started will be part of the label.

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    Very Beautiful. Love the story and the quilt.
    Hope your sister doesn't take to long to come see you. I bet your anxious to give it to your mom.

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    Wow, she will love it ... and what an awesome history this quilt has to tell to future generations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 117becca
    There will definitely be a detailed label on the back - in fact, the original strip of tumbling block that she started will be part of the label.
    That is a wonderful idea! I think your quilt is quite beautiful and has a great history behind it. Can you imagine, 3 generations!

    Please post a picture once it's quilting. I am very interested in knowing how you it will look and if you are going to hand or machine quilt it.

    You did a fantastic job and should be very proud!

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    What a wonderful opportunity to be able to touch three generations with this quilt! Your mom is going to be thrilled beyond words I bet!

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    Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! I adore the old patterns and fabrics and your Mom is going to flip!! :D
    Thanks for sharing such a treasure.

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    that quilt is beautiful! She would be proud!!!! :)
    Also, those keychains are too cute. I can't believe how small they are.

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    this is going to be a real great surprise for your mother. Be sure to have lots of tissues. what a treasure.

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    Absolutey beautiful. You did a great job, your Mom will love it.

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