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Thread: The old and the new together

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    The old and the new together

    Somewhere between 30 and 50 yrs. ago my Aunt Fran embroidered these squares. After she died my Uncle gave the squares to me and I just finished the quilt top using the squares. Why she chose green for the animals I will never know, but I managed to find a fabric that I liked with the embroidery. It is going to stay in the family and will eventually go to my granddaughter if and when she has a family. She is now in college.

    The red floral fabric was given to me and I made this 10 minute block out of it. It is going to a charity silent auction in Oct. It was fun to make and the fabric is really not one I would normally choose, but I like it and I added the purple simply because I have always like purple and red together.
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    What a treasure...something to cherish. I really love your work, you do a great job.

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    Wow...love your quilt and I agree what a treasure!

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    You also just gave me a wonderful idea for my butterfly quilt. Why did I not think of putting a plain block to separate and make the quilt bigger. Thank-you!

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    Both are beautiful! I'm glad the embroidery blocks are staying in the family!

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    Great use of the family squares and the red and purple is stunning. I love how your design brain thinks!

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    ​She probably used green because she either had a lot in her stash or it was to match a room colour? The blocks look great done into a top and I think I have some of the green leaf fabric in my stash!

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    yes what a keep sake

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    Love them both The floral print goes well with the red and purple Wishing you great success with the auction!!!

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    Those are some of the most precious hand embroidered blocks I've ever seen! I absolutely love them! What a family heirloom and how nice of you to put them into a beautiful quilt for your DGD, she will surely treasure it for years!
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    These are great! That first one gives me good ideas for a very similar quilt top I have that was my husband's. He helped embroider it when he was a kid. He died 6 years ago and I need to do something with it to finish it off. Thanks for sharing!! I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxsts93kf View Post
    Those are some of the most precious hand embroidered blocks I've ever seen! I absolutely love them! What a family heirloom and how nice of you to put them into a beautiful quilt for your DGD, she will surely treasure it for years!
    Ditto. Love it. You did good. BrendaK
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    I'm glad you finished up the embroidered squares and I love the purple/red quilt top! It's amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxsts93kf View Post
    Those are some of the most precious hand embroidered blocks I've ever seen! I absolutely love them! What a family heirloom and how nice of you to put them into a beautiful quilt for your DGD, she will surely treasure it for years!
    I couldn't agree more! I love that quilt! And your green leaf fabric matches perfectly! I also love your 10-Minute Block quilt & hope you raise a bunch of $$$ with it!
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    Your Aunt did a very good job with the embroidery and so did you with putting it all together, a keepsake for sure.

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    They are so sweet! You did a great job of showcasing them.
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    Those embroidered are so very beautiful.
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    What a lovely heirloom from your Aunt.
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    They are both nicely done and Beautiful colors , you did nice work
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    I don't know why your Aunt Fran chose green for those animals but it seems to enhance their whimsical quality and somehow it really works. I too love red and purple together and your 10 minute block is quite pretty!

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    Very pretty!

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    The animal quilt is so sweet and such a treasure. You did a great job with it. Also your 10 minute block quilt is so pretty.

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    The embroidered quilt is just precious. I love the fabric you put with it. The red one is a beauty and wonderful for you to make to donate.

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    Oh is that darling. Love the second one too
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    i love your quilts the old and new look great.

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