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    Super Member rwquilts's Avatar
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    My mom passed away last year after a very good life of 91 years...as a process of healing I took on the project of making a memory quilt for both my sister and my brother. The quilt below if for my brother. I spent a great deal of time on treating the fabrics and making it possible to use my computer t print scanned pictures. I also made background fabrics in a collage style that I also used. Just thought I'd share!

    Finished top before quilting
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    The pictures are lighter than actual quilt
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    Fantastic job! I love all the detail in your quilt.... This is definately a keepsake!

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    Beautiful quilt. Your brother and sister will love theirs. Thanks for sharing.

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    What a beautiful memory quilt (((HUGS))) These will be greatly treasured and appreciated :D:D:D

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    I know your brother and sister will cherish their quilts. How about one for you now!

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    I will do one for me, just not ready yet. Thanks!

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    oh how lovely. i made one yrs ago but it was so plain compared to yours. sigh.

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    Sorry for your loss, my Mom passed last year, too, so I understand. What a memory quilt. I wish I knew how to do that. Your brother and sister will thank you and cherish this. Beautiful Job.

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Oh my... that is just such a wonderful gift! It must have been a very emotional project.

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    They will love it and be so glad you took the time to make it for them. Good for you.

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    I've not seen too many memory quilts that Awe me but these are beautiful. This has inspired me to possible make one for myself. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinePaj
    Oh my... that is just such a wonderful gift! It must have been a very emotional project.

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    Surprisingly, it was comforting to do this...I thought I would have a difficult time, but think I was blessed so much! Mom's in a better place.

    Thank you all for your kind comments on my quilt!.

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    That is a wonderful tribute to your mom and your love for your family. I am sure both your brother and sister will treasure your quilts and memories forever.

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    That is so well done! What a lasting treasured memory of your Mom!

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    Beautiful quilt! i wish i could do this. maybe some day

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    Beautiful and what a wonderul tribute.

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    What a wonderful quilt!!! Your pieced sections between the photos are so complimentary to your photo story. I've had something like this in mind for old photos for some time. You've just given me inspiration for design. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very beautiful! And it will be a wonderful keepsake for the family to treasure always.
    A few months after my mother passed away, I received a package in the mail, and when I opened it, I started to cry because I recognized all the fabric in the squares. My father made comforters for my sister, brother and me from some of Mom's clothes. My mother's mother also did some embroidery squares for them, and my mother's father helped knot it. I will treasure it always as I'm sure this family will treasure their.

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    What a wonderful memory quilt. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful Quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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    That is just beautiful and should be treasured by your brother.........

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    Thank you all for your kind comments! These quilts were a labor of love and the odd little extras just sort of happened. If my quilt gives ideas for your own project, then that's a great thing! One thing to keep in mind when sewing these, is that you must always keep them in subdued light. No matter how careful you are, no matter the quality of fabric and inks, they WILL FADE WITH TIME in sunlight. So I passed that information to my siblings.

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    What a loving memory of your Mom. Your brother will cherish this beautiful quilt. You are a wonderful sister to give your family such a heartfelt gift.

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    OH WOW...Great job....That is wonderful, can't wait to see the one you will make one for yourself

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    Beautiful and all those memories gorgeous

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