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Thread: My 80 year old mother has been working her fingers to the bone......

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    Super Member abdconsultant's Avatar
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    My mother has always been busy working full time as a registered nurse until she was 70 years old, She has a fragile heart and rhumatoid arthritis. She wants to sew but can't sit in a chair and lean over her machine , so I thought I would give her a little project to do, english paper piece hexagons. I gave her some scraps and look........... this is just a few of her shoe boxes full of these flowers. She want me to finish them into a quilt { before she goes to the other side} I don't even know where to start. I might add, everyone of them is dang near perfect!

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    Wonderful, kudos to mom!!

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    Oh wow, those are awesome!!! Can we hire her out?? :)

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    Please give your mom a hug from me. I love what she has been working on. They are beautiful. I can see her love of quilting in them. :thumbup: They just make me smile. :D

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    wow, that is quite a project she's got started! It's going to be beautiful when it's finished. Just start laying them out beside each other until you like what you see and start stitchin! Good Luck and remember if it's to big to do on your own I'd bet there are some ppl on here that would be happy to help you peice some of them together and send em back.

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    (Quote She want me to finish them into a quilt { before she goes to the other side} I don't even know where to start.

    Start one at a time. What a treasure

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    WOW she really kept going at it.

    where to start indeed, that is the question lolll One block at a time I guess...

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    Fabulous! I would hesitate to make a quilt using the silk ones though.

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    Wow!!! Your Mom is quite artistic - each flower is like a small mosaic! You gave her scraps and she made something beautiful. Beautiful work.

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    Fantastic, ask her whether she want you to put them together in a traditional grandmother's garden or if it would be ok to applique them to a background in a modern approach. Either choice will make a beautiful quilt and how precious!

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    Those are beautiful!!

    can we get a peek at the back of some? I'm doing small ones and they look so messy on the back. I know when they're finished it won't matter..but I'm curious to see if I'm at least on the right track. =)

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    Whatever you make with these will be absolutly beautiful. Your mom is a gem!!

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    those are great

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    Hurrah for your wonderful mother and her creative spirit still strong despite the limitations of her physical body.

    You can tell from this work that she has been hungering to get going on something, can't you?

    Can't wait to see what you make with them!

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    OMG - absolutely beautiful!!

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    Beautiful - grab and sew :)

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    Holy Moly....what a woman! I am making some too, so much fun and its relaxing. but no where near this far along.
    You will be able to make more than one quilt with these for sure. Bless her heart!

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    How beautiful! Your mom has worked very hard in her life being a nurse all those years, She deserves to be wrapped in beauty...

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    Beautiful and I have amazing respect for her being able to work as an RN till she was 70 years old!

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    Wow , what a great Mom. Those are really nice. Good job, Mom.

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    She is doing such a beautiful job on them! I really LOVE the batik ones!! This will be a gorgeous quilt!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    awesome, God love her! I also make English PP hex's while watching TV, hand work is relaxing for me. But I am just getting started and have not made any where near as many as she has. Send her my thoughts and prayers. Sheila in IL

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    give your mom a hug from all of us

    Hugs Hugs

    she did a great job and can't wait to see the finished quilt

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    She`s doing an excellent job... :thumbup:

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    I can only hope and pray to have the dexterity to accomplish what your mother has at that age. Amazing. I especially like the yellow one with the butterfly in the center.

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