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Thread: My quilt from my mother

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    [img]http://lh6.ggpht.com/lindborg.stuart...0/DSC06644.JPG[/img]

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    as you can see, she made it for me in July 1998, sadly she passed away in December of that year :( but this is a wonderful reminder of her. She had made approx 4 other quilts that I know of and I will endeavour to get them online too.

    She got the quilting bug after a visit to Maryland in 1995ish, and with little to no support in the UK at that time we had to rely on making do with what we had in fabric shops here, and also parcels of bits that my dad remembered to pick up on his frequent trips back to the USA.

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    The quilt is beautiful!! And you have something extra nice to remind you of her. Just think -- everytime you wrap up in it, your mom is hugging you.

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    It is gorgeous! I love the purple.
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    I definately see why you want to hang it.

    Just beautiful!

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    That is a very stunning quilt, a beautiful treasure from your mom for sure! :)

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    Stuart how lovely that you have such a beautiful quilt made with love from your mum. I thought you had made it yourself on your other post, as we have some talented mail quilters here, are you going to have a go?? :D

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    Oh what wonderful memories from your Mom! It's beautiful. And welcome from Illinois USA.

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    Hello Stuart

    A warm welcome from me to you from Nottingham, UK. It's great to see another male on the board. Your quilt is georgous, your Mum was certainly one talented quilter. So sorry for your loss, however it is lovely for you to have such a personal reminder of her. Snuggle up & feel the warmth from her & your quilt. :D

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    Very pretty! It's nice and bold! Perfect for a son. Now you will forever having loving stitches. :wink:

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    What a lovely quilt. You are a lucky guy to have such a loving Mom. Looking foreward to seeing pictures of the other quilts she made for you.

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    Gorgeous! You will love that quilt forever! Do you quilt?

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    Beautiful! :) What a wonderful keepsake. :)

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    It is great - she had a wonderful color sense.

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    What a beautiful treasure from your Mom. :D

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    What lovely memories you must have of your Mom when you look at and cuddle under that beautiful quilt!!!

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    Beautiful quilt. Beautiful memories.

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    Thanks folks :D


    Picking that purple took us ages as we were looking at browns/yellows etc that are in the squares, and then we spotted the purple as it was different to the colours already used. Bit of a brave step but it certainly worked.


    When I get a bit of spare time next year I'll dig out the books etc that she had and have a crack at some quilting, so I can try to give something like this to our "on the way" baby hee hee

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    I love the colors the blocks just pop.

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    I love it and such a great treasure to rember mom by :D

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    Beautiful.

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    Goodness this is stunning....please post the other ones. What a gift she left you.
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    What a wonderful gift she left for you!! That is something to treasure forever. I think it is great you want to make something for your little one on the way!!

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    What a beautiful gift your mom left for you. It will hold the memories of the special times you had together and keep them alive forever.

    I hope you will pull out your mom's quilting books and make a quilt for your own child. Every time you wrap your little one in it you will be making memories that you will cherish for years to come.

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    Oh that is lovely.

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