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Thread: my version of the little old lady quilt

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    Not too long ago, someone posted this:
    http://www.everythingquilts.com/seas...the-month.aspx

    I had seen the BOM, and fell in love with it, but wanted to make it a little differently. Here is my version.

    I started with a characture of my mother (she adores this characture and uses it for all her correspondance, etc).

    I just cartoon drew her (she really isn't that tall, but didn't realize how far apart I had made her top half and bottom half until it was together - oh well - it's a cartoon!).

    I selected several fabrics that I could mix and match, buying more than I needed immediatley.

    I had my grandson, use fabric crayons and make the background for the house "quilt" the old lady would be holding. Then we cut the pieces and appliqued them with a satin stitch.

    The lady's hands stick out from the quilt, so that snaps which are attached underneath can hold seasonal "quilts".

    My goal was to make a "quilt" every other month, with 2 sides. The extra fabric I bought, I am slowly incorporating bits into new "quilts", that way they will all have some matching fabrics.

    I have only made 2 additional quilts to this point. They all have binding, but I didn't catch them into my pics.

    The heart was for Valentine's Day, but doesn't necessarily say Valentine's Day, so that is the side Mom likes to keep hanging the most. The back of that one is the flowers, which was for Mother's Day, but again didn't exaclty say that. For that "quilt" I tore apart some silk flowers and attached them at centers, then appliqued them into a fabric vase.

    Easter is a simple star block, the center of which showcases a scrap of embroidery that her sister had given me ages ago. It was just a testing scrap. I was very fortunate to find easter fabric that the critters are also painting eggs. The back side of that is a simple St Pats derby.

    On the back of the old lady quilt, instead of doing a normal backing, I took 2 layers of fabric, folded, and sewn only top, bottom and outside with the folds slightly overlapping each other. Inside this flap that was created, I have more snaps to hang the small quilts when they are not in use.

    Thanks for letting me share.

    the quilt on the left shows without any additional hangings, on the right is with the heart quilt added, you can see the house quilt peeking out a little
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    you are so very creative what an awesome quilt hanging

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    What a brilliantly charming idea - I am sure Mom must love it to bits.

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    Wow, thats a very nice wallhanging. Real art.

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    How fun! You did a wonderful job with this idea! :thumbup: :D

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    You are so talented.

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    That's really neat. I like it. :D

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    I posted the first one and I want to do somthing like this. Great job!!!! Great minds think alike!!!

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    Very cool quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I posted the first one and I want to do somthing like this. Great job!!!! Great minds think alike!!!
    I agree!
    very cute, mom, grammatjr! :D

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    I am so impressed, you are one creative lady, very nice work.

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    What a wonderful idea! And you did a fantastic job on it.

    I'm sure your Mom is busting with pride every time someone comments on your wall hanging. And no one could ever see it without commenting
    on what a great job you did. Lucky Mom! Lucky you!

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    What a great quilt!!! I love the fact you used grama's characture for it :D :D :D

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    How very cute and clever!

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    That's great! I like yours better than the original. And love the little quilts you made for her to hold!

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    I haven't seen anything more creative in a long time. What an heirloom to keep in your family for all to enjoy and appreciate. Just beautiful...the project and the idea!

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    That is darling. I love all the little quilts for the months. It really doesn't look like her body is longer than the one in the link you gave.

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    I love it!!

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    OMG!! They are ALL cute!!!!

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    How cute and creative! I can see why your mom shows it oof all the time. It is cute as a button.

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    Wonderful!

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    That is just sew cute!! :D

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    This is the most adorable quilt block i have seen. I bet grandma was thrilled.
    I would be.
    Nice job! :thumbup:

    Bettia

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    That is so cute. You did a great job.

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