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Thread: Memory quilt finished today

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    My Uncle passed away last Sept, and I asked my Aunt to save his shirts for me, I want to make a quilt for her. This is my first memory quilt. Most of the squares are cut 4 1/2" x 2 1/2". I am glad I got it done before the first anniversary of this death. I am going to present it to her on August 22. I really enjoyed doing this one.
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    Very nice, she will love it.

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    Very nice and I'm sure she will treasure the quilt.

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    Simple but very effective. I'm sure to her it will mean the world as she'll recognize every single piece of fabric in the quilt. It was a great thing for you to do for her.

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    Wonderful!

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    Very cool! Be prepared with tissues, she is going to bawl her eyes out at this, but in a good way.

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    How did you do the picture in the middle of your Uncle? I'd like to make one for my girlfriend. Her son died this past spring and she was very close to him and the grandkids.

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    What a beautiful keepsake.

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    wonderful, what a comfort for her.

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    Definitely a very special keepsake! Very touching!

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    Love the memory quilt and she will love it

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    This quilt will be so cherished. You did a wonderful job and it truly will be a memorial to a loved one.

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    Very nice. I'm sure your aunt will cherish it!

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    What a wonderful thing for you to do. I know she will treasure it.

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    thank you, I used June Taylor fabric you can put in your printer, my Aunt asked if I could put his picture on it so she emailed a picture, the one you see on the quilt. Just follow the directions on the package, very easy, and then i sealed it with fabric glue to prevent fading. Got that tip right here on this board. Go for it, it will be a wonderful gift to her.

    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt4Me
    How did you do the picture in the middle of your Uncle? I'd like to make one for my girlfriend. Her son died this past spring and she was very close to him and the grandkids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlylace
    thank you, I used June Taylor fabric you can put in your printer, my Aunt asked if I could put his picture on it so she emailed a picture, the one you see on the quilt. Just follow the directions on the package, very easy, and then i sealed it with fabric glue to prevent fading. Got that tip right here on this board. Go for it, it will be a wonderful gift to her.

    here is the link where I got the info about the fabric glue, read down to the bottom

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-111010-1.htm


    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt4Me
    How did you do the picture in the middle of your Uncle? I'd like to make one for my girlfriend. Her son died this past spring and she was very close to him and the grandkids.

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    Outstanding, you should be very proud and I know she will love it and you for taking all that time to put it together for her. God Bless

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    What a wonderful tribute to your Uncle and your Aunt will surely treasure this quilt for years to come.

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    Nicely done earlylace. I'm working on a couple of memory quilts myself right now. Love the way you did yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrharry
    What a wonderful tribute to your Uncle and your Aunt will surely treasure this quilt for years to come.
    Yes indeed. She will love it. You did a fabulous job!

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    She will treasure this quilt! Thanks for giving her some comfort by giving her a warm hug from your uncle.

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    Nice job!

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    A beautiful labor of love for your Aunt. I'm sure she'll appreciate it. Is your avatar a family photo? I'm admiring the hat.

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    Very nice!

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    You did a wonderful job. I know it will be very comforting

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