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Old 08-31-2019, 05:23 AM
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I copied an old quilt made by my grandmother. She used black borders and the black fabric has disintegrated. Her quilt was made in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. She made it before she married in 1905. I have it hanging on my stairway so it only shows about a quarter of it. I loved making it and pieced the lanterns by hand and appliqué them to the squares. I felt her with me every stitch of the way.❤️
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:44 AM
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beautiful quilt and wonderful memories!
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Old 08-31-2019, 06:43 AM
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great quilt
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Old 08-31-2019, 07:05 AM
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What a fantastic pattern and story. Thanks for sharing.

Back when people dressed for mourning there was a lot of black fabric and it was used in quilts.
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Really lovely! How nice that it brings back beautiful memories.
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:14 AM
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​Great quilt and memory!
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:51 AM
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Beautiful quilt & so glad you were able to make one like your grandmother's quilt.
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I love that! i hate to think how difficult it may have been. i right clicked, then on view image and then left clicked to enlarge it. very large but shows the quilt very well. great work!!
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Old 08-31-2019, 10:39 AM
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What a great quilt! Your quilt is gorgeous.
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Great quilt, nice memories
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