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Thread: My Avatar Quilt

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    Super Member fleurdelisquilts.com's Avatar
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    A few people have asked about the quilt in my avatar. I thought I'd posted it but can't find a post in My Topics, so I guess I just meant to. So here are a few pictures.

    I made the quilt last summer while helping my dad care for my terminally ill mom. She had Alzheimers and cancer and it was very difficult time. Naturally depression set in and I needed a way to escape. I came up with this idea for a quilt and set to work. This what I dreamed up.

    Some good came from the most difficult time of my life: I learned a few lessons, came to appreciate life, discovered that I can handle more than I ever thought, and gave my mom the love she deserved at a time when she needed me most.

    Our old priest used to say this all the time. I'd get tired of the mantra every Sunday, now I'll quote him. Father would be so proud. :-)
    "God knows what He is about."
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    Stunning quilt!

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    So sorry for your loss, your quilt is a lovely remembrance of your Mother & the time you had with her.

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    Wonderful

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    Just gorgeous! That took some planning! I really love the applique in your border. This is a lovely remembrance of your mom.

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    Its so bright and cheery and the flowers set it off wonderfully. Great job!

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    Beautiful quilt! It looks like it's a wonderful reflection of the love between you and your Mom. I feel for your loss. I lost my Mom who also had something similar to Alzheimer's and lung cancer simultaneously. It was tough but we all also came to realize an inner strength that we didn't know we had. I pray that the memories of your Mom continue to bring you comfort and become a source of inspiration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anothernancy
    Stunning quilt!
    Agree, stunning, stunning quilt

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    Your quilt is very beautiful. Makes me happy just to look at it. Alzheimer's is an awful disease. My mother has it also. I told myself just the other day, "God doesn't give us any more than we can handle".

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    It is beautiful! I was admiring it in another post, and even went to your etsy site to see if you had a pattern for it. I would love to make one like that.

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    What a beautiful quilt!!

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    Wow, Mary it is beautiful, thanks for posting the picture so we could see f ull shot of it, again I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom and all you went through, it's so hard losing someone you have loved all your life.

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    Gorgeous and happy!

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    Very beautiful. You do awesome work.

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    A wonderful story with your beautiful quilt. I am so sorry you had to go through a difficult time with your Mom but admire you so much for hanging in there and doing what had to be done! Your Dad was so fortunate to have you there to help him out.
    What a lovely quilt you created out of all that!! I admire you for handling thing so well.

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    love the quilt it is stunning

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    It looks like the sun shining thru and making it glow!

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    Sorry for your loss! Love your quilt!

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    It's a gorgeous quilt, a real tribute to your mom. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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    Beautiful! You did such a nice job on it. Did you make your own pattern?

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    Sorry for your loss but a very beautiful quilt. Is that a blue ribbon I see attached to the right side of it? Good job. Huggs.

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    beautiful quilt - love the applique in the border!

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    Lovely & what memories! Whem my Mom' health was fading, I made her a quilt.Not near as lovely as yours,but I didn't have too much time.After she passed away,it's brought memories & I have a pic of Mom with her quilt.It rests on a quilt hanger where I see it every day.

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    As someone who is also taking care of elderly parents....I completely understand. So sorry for your loss. Beautiful Quilt..God Bless.

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