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Thread: Memory Quilt and Other Projects

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    This is a follow up to the Memory Quilts thread I started in the Main Forum pages. I wanted to post pics of it now that it is done. (3 more to go from this fabric - 2 are ready for binding, one is still on the design board.) Dena, who was a nurse, was best friend to Laura, who commissioned the quilts. Laura will be giving 3 of them to Dena's children and grandkids in October. The quilts are made from 6 scrub tops that were Dena's and about 40 quarter yards that Laura picked out.

    Also, I have been making fall wreaths to sell to a few coworkers. They are silk garlands on grapevine wreaths.

    I hope you enjoy them, and maybe get inspired yourself! Fall starts tomorrow!

    Wendy

    This is a wreath I made this week. I love how they make you look forward to Fall.
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    Detail showing Dena's embroidered name from one of her scrub tops. She passed away over a year ago from cancer.
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    Full view of the quilt. It is bordered by footprints in the sand fabric, and the backing fabric is called "Little Angels."
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    Wendy, the quilt is gorgeous, love the quilting :D :D What an awesome gift to give the children, they will treasure these for ever and always :D :D :D Love the wreath, it sure does look like fall :D :D :D

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    That's a very very beautiful quilt, I'm sure the family will treasure the memories it contains for years to come. Love your Autumn wreath :thumbup: We are just starting spring here, those are my two favourite seasons , Autumn and Spring :D

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    Wendy, The quilt is wonderful! I'm sure all your work is going to be appreciated. I've been working on a memory quilt also & it is on my quilting table right now. I have about 1/2 left to quilt & then the binding. I'll be posting it when I'm done. You did such a beautiful job on the quilt & the embroidered name was a very nice touch. I may have to borrow that idea. :-)

    Pam

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    The fall wreath is beautiful also!

    Pam

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    The quilt is amazing. I love your idea, that will be something they treasure for a lifetime. I love the quilting too. The wreath is very nice,my favorite time of year is fall and I LOVE anything with fall colors, especially wreaths. Great Job!

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    the quilt is beatiful!

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    Well, I just realized that this quilt is Amish. I have heard that the Amish make a "mistake" in every quilt because only God is perfect.

    Well, now that it is all quilted and bound, I see that I placed the center four patch in the bright yellow lemons block is turned wrong. Duh!

    I guess that proves, I am not perfect either!

    :oops:

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    I thought I would share the wreath my mother put together for her mother's 88th birthday. I helped pick out all the silk garlands, etc, and Mom put it together.

    Gramma Elsie was so pleased and surprised she was actually speechless!

    Mom and Gramma with wreath
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    Papa Don and Gramma Elsie with her 88th birthday present - a Fall wreath.
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    I love how you placed all those colors together, and those sure are beautiful wreaths! I'll bet your grandma was thrilled!

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    The quilt is absolutely wonderful! I really like the wreaths, Grandma did a wonderful job too! It looks really great on the door!!

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    Such sweet looking people, I almost forgot I had actually gone to look at the wreath! I did remember though and it is gorgeous!

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    Wendy,

    You have done a beautiful job on the quilts & honored Dena's memory quite well. I know you were a bit taken by the fabric choices at first, but you met & exceeded the challenge in a true quilter's fashion. Congratulations!

    The wreaths are very pretty too.

    Take care,
    Carla P

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    Only you would find anything "wrong"...you have done a wonderful justice to your friend and for your friend's family. GREAT WORK!!!

    Love the wreaths, you now know why I like the fall fabric colors.

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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    very nice.....

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