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Thread: Made For My Mother

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    A long long time ago, I made this quilt for my mother. It tells a story of our summer days on Cape Cod. A couple of years ago, my mother died and I re-acquired the quilt. Currently, it sits folded, in the family room. Way too afraid to wash it, for I am not sure the quality of my applique.

    The quilt is 86x70". Decided the Drunkard's Path looked like water, so I created the border using that block for around the sides.

    Thank you for looking!

    [img]http://www.lesliepease.com/images/20...moms/quilt.jpg[/img]

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    Oh Wow!!!!! that is cute. Love it.

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    Lovely quilt. This will bring back happy memories of your family being together. What a wonderful keepsake.

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    A great quilt to remember your Mother.

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    What a beautiful quilt, that tell's a wonderful story. I would suggest you hand wash it and give it much TLC.

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    I am sure your mother treasured it. Go ahead and wash it. Even if the appliques come a little loose you can use a little fabric glue to stick them down again. It is a wonderful memory to keep.

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    I love it and I'm sure you mother treasured it! What a memory you gave her for many years!

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    Beautiful :)

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    What a great idea!

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    very interesting 8)

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    That's a beautiful quilt!

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    What a great keepsake! I'm sure is was treasured by her, and now it's come back to you to be treasured some more! Good job!

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    Very creative! :)

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    Oh dear, That is very nice.

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    Thank you everyone! I really appreciate your wonderful words!!!

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    PS Thank you also for the washing ideas and suggestions for possibly repairing, after I do dare to wash!!!!!

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    That quilt is beautiful. and I know your mother loved it, and now you have it as a great memory.

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    What a sweet quilt! It tells a whole story, doesn't it? It was a beautiful gift for your mother and I'm glad you have it now for your own memories.

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    Oh, it's beautiful! I agree with the handwashing gently but only if it needs it. It looks pretty clean at the moment! :D

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    THat is really cute

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    That is such a wonderful quilt, and will have so many memories for your family. Be sure it has a label and that the story is handed down. I very much admire the creativity shown in the applique.

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    Your Mom's quilt is just darling!! :D
    I am so glad that you have gotten it
    back. It is a lovely treasure that you
    can someday pass on in your family.
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    Beautiful quilt and what wonderful memories for you.

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    Thank you Ninnie, Ducky, reneebobby, dunster, SulaBug and littlehud!

    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    ...It looks pretty clean at the moment! :D
    It is clean. Honestly, once I'd leave her condo she'd put it in her closet. After a while, she even stopped dragging it out for my visits. So, needless to say, it is VERY clean!

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    Love your quilt!

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