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Thread: Japanese Lantern

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    Japanese Lantern

    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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    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    beautiful quilt and wonderful memories!

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    great quilt
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    T – is it True? H – is it Helpful? I – is it Inspiring? N – is it Necessary? K – is it Kind?

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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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    ​Great quilt and memory!

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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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    What a great quilt! Your quilt is gorgeous.
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    Great quilt, nice memories

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    What a lovely connection with your grandma this is. Beautiful job!

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    Love the quilt and quilting!! Thanks for sharing your special story.
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    Nicely done. Congratulations on keeping a family quilt legacy going!
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    Very pretty quilt. The story behind it makes it that much more special.
    Shannon

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    Love everything about this!

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    What a beautiful quilt and a lovely keepsake.

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    That is beautiful. Really like the lanterns.

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    Nice Japanese lantern quilt.
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    What a cool pattern. You did a lovely job. I like the yellow you used. It's soft and very complementary.

    Leslie

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    Thank you everyone. My grandmother raised me and she was and is the central influence in my life. Making this quilt was a time spent with her and I was almost sorry to finish it. I truly believe she is always with me.❤️
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    Beautiful!

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    Your quilt is gorgeous and a wonderful tribute to your dear grandmother.

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    Very pretty and such a form of compliment to your grandmother..

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    Beautiful quilt and story.

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