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Thread: Mama's Iris-istible Comfort

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    Mama's Iris-istible Comfort

    The second quilt I made was after having taken an applique class. My sister's husband has been very ill and is now completely bedridden. It just breaks my heart seeing her dealing with this. When our mother passed away, my sister was the first one over to her home to remove her valued Irises which Mama had treasured. She has been the keeper of them ever since....7 years now. When I started to get into quilting, this sister, experienced quilter, gave me many tips, a whole lot of encouragement and basically, my biggest cheerleader and fan. So, I secretly made this quilt for her:

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    A woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. by Albert Einstein
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    Lovely! And what a very sweet thing to do for your sister!
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    That is so beautiful, and what a gift to give your sister.
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    My sisters name is Iris. This is a beautiful quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    My sisters name is Iris. This is a beautiful quilt.
    I love that name!
    A woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. by Albert Einstein
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    Beautiful and memories to boot. She will love it.

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    very nice work

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    Beautiful quilt for your sister! What a great thing to do for her! I also love irises! You did a great job!

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    Love it, great job.

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    What a beautiful quilt.
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    love it !!!
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    So pretty! I have an Iris sister too! She'd love this.
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    You are the dearest and sweetest, most thoughtful sister ever. The quilt is so lovely and I know your sister is going to cherish it.

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    Beautiful work!!!!

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    Your quilt is beautiful and your sister will treasure it forever. Thanks for sharing your story with us.
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    great quilt! sweet story. I sure she will treasure it. Good luck to her husband.

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    Beautiful quilt. Very nice story.

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    Very beautiful quilt, should definitely help to comfort her!
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    Oooh, I really like that,nice work!

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    Priceless gift. Best wishes for her family. BrendaK
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    Beautiful, she will love it.
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    You made a gorgeous quilt for your sister!
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    What a beautiful you made for your sister, I love irises too.....
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    Oh what a lovely treasure for your sister. I am sorry about your mother. I lost mine just after the twin towers fell. It is hard to deal with it still.

    I also love irises. I have a stand that are the most unusual garnet brown and yellow. A gift from the painter's who painted my house. I shared some fuchsia purple ones with him for his dad's garden and he sent these.. They of course have multiplied like crazy. Time to lift them this autumn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
    Oh what a lovely treasure for your sister. I am sorry about your mother. I lost mine just after the twin towers fell. It is hard to deal with it still.

    I also love irises. I have a stand that are the most unusual garnet brown and yellow. A gift from the painter's who painted my house. I shared some fuchsia purple ones with him for his dad's garden and he sent these.. They of course have multiplied like crazy. Time to lift them this autumn.
    My condolences also on the loss of your mother.....yes, it is hard when you so want to share something with her and she is not here....in physical presence that is. I believe their spirit is with us always. Those are beautiful irises. It was very kind for the painter to follow up with these.
    A woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. by Albert Einstein
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