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Thread: One of my grandmother's tops that I finished

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    She died when I was 6 (a long, long time ago!) most of the numerous tops she left behind have been dispersed but this is one that that my mom gave me recently and I f, oops, quilted and bound it. The next time I visit Mom I plan to take pictures of the ones she has left.
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    ool pattern - looks like it was pieced, then appliqued.

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    I like the big pattern and the bright colors.......she had a flair for color.

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    all pieced no applique, this was scraps from backings and sashings from other quilts

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    Thats a lovely quilt Kathy. You've done a beautiful job of finishing it. Isn't it wonderful to have something that they have worked on, especially after they have gone. Brings them that little bit closer to us. I'm sure she'd be really pleased to know that you finished her quilt for her and that someone still values and appreciates her work :P

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    Beautiful piece work, love those vibrant colors :D :D What a treasure!!!!

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    Very nicely done. Isn't it great to have a quilt that your Grandmother made. I have one that my Grandma made and it means the world to me. I'm sure that she is looking down and smiling. Thanks for sharing.

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    That is beautiful. I love the big pattern. I don't think i've ever seen a quilt with such a big pattern. Very nice! You've done an excellent job finishing it!

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    Very nice, it's great that it is a scrap quilt with pieces from some of her other work, that way you have a piece of more than one of her projects (don't know if that sounds right - I hope you kwim).

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    It's so colorful!

    My sister got to do that for a great-grandmother's quilt. It is, I believe, the only real quilting she's done. She was worried about the begining stitch lengths-- I was impressed she was doing it in the first place!

    I am greatful to her for helping to finish this treasure, and I love the idea of generations sharing in it!

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    when I was a kid people rarely left the heat on at night so quilts were a necessity so of course we used them and sadly used them up, now I long for one of those that we used to point out the fabric from each others garments that she had made. She made all her dresses and aprons so there was a lot of her in the quilts in more ways than one! When she made my little outfits she always made one for my doll too. Sadly I don't have any of them now. At least I learned a lesson, I've saved a few very special things from my 2 girls childhoods so they will have momentos when I and their grandmother are gone.

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    That's a real treasure!! What an unusual pattern!

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    simply beautiful. a precious treasure.

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    Beautiful work, Kathy. You've brought back good memories of my Granny, she wore a dress every day of her life, AND apron. If it was really cold she would sometimes put on a pair of cotton stockings instead of going barelegged. That was the result of raising 7 children during the depression and before...wish I had just one of those dresses or aprons.

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    You did her proud, very cool.

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    beautiful

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    nice work

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    that is so nice that you have some thing that your grand mother worked on

    nice

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    Just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing. What a treasure
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Your grandma would be proud.

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    The tulip design is very pretty. You did a good job of finishing it. I recently found a similar tulip design and am making it out of scraps, too. Haven't decided if I'll applique by hand or machine. Thank you for sharing.

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    What a wonderful treasure you have. It is beautiful. Nice bold colors and I love the design.
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