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Thread: My Quilt Story

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    My Quilt Story

    Look at what a friend did for me! She framed one of my mini's that I did back in 2009 for an American Patchwork challenge in All people quilt. The challenge was to make a small quilt (less then 9" x 12") and a story saying why I like to quilt. Here was my entry:
    My Quilt Story
    I started quilting in the mid 1990's after we had purchased a new home and wanted it decorated nice. My sister helped me pick out wall paper and paint and said our bedroom needed a quilt, so she helped me make a double Irish chain in fabrics that matched our bedroom.

    My love for quilting began. Before long I converted a spare bedroom into a sewing room. I couldn't get enough!!! In the past 15 years I have gone from simple piecing to more difficult projects. I have made 220 quilts & quilt projects.

    My passion is for minature quilts, so this project was just what I am looking for. I started by paper piecing the background in the diamond shape and then added minatures to the points to represent a few of the things I enjoy about quilting:

    House: Represent my house that I love to decorate with sewing & quilting projects.
    Sewing Machine: My collection of old & new sewing machines.
    Hearts: The many friends that I have made since I started quilting.
    Jar of buttons: Embellishment used on my quilts.
    Quilt block: My love for miniatures.
    Over Sam & Sunbonnet Sue: The fun times I have making quilts and teaching my Grandchildren how to quilt.

    Pin Cushion: For all the neat supplies I have learned to use.

    Here is my story quilt:
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    Mary

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    What a sweet story. Lovely mini. What a great friend to do that for you.

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    What a wonderful story-unfolds like a fairy tale! Your miniature quilt is beautiful - all the images and the meanings behind each one makes it an heirloom for the next generation. You did a great job and it will be a loving remembrance of you.
    Rosie the "ripper"

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    What a beautiful mini and it looks so great framed. Good job.

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    What a wonderful story and you do such a beautiful job quilting. Looks very good framed.

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    I loooove this framed quilt!
    Bless, O Lord, the works of my hands....

    P. C.

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    It's adorable and how thoughtful of your friend to frame it for you!

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    congrats... and great story
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    That is such a sweet strory, your framed mini quilt look's so beautiful.
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    very charming

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    Loved your story! Miniature quilt is beautiful and what a sweet friend to frame it for you!
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    love your story and your terrific quilt.

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    i loved the whole story and the quilt framed is awsome.
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    Adorable story and quilt.
    Home is where the heart is, and a few scrappy quilts.

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    Great story, great little quilt!!!
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    I liked the story and the miniatures. Great job
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    What a darling little quilt!

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    Great story, thanks for sharing.

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    Gret story, and beautiful work.

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    Lovely story and quilt, I do hope she put the story on the back of the frame in a pocket so everyone remembers the written story, if not I hope you do it.
    Your friend is special, keep her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valleyquiltermo View Post
    Lovely story and quilt, I do hope she put the story on the back of the frame in a pocket so everyone remembers the written story, if not I hope you do it.
    Your friend is special, keep her.
    Yes, my friend put a copy on the backing of the frame.
    Mary

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    Lovely story, great mini. It's beautiful and it looks great framed.

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    Good story, good quilt, good framing. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very cute!!!!
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    That is such a lovely story, and you have a great friend. She's done a lovely job of framing your story.

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