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Thread: Pillowcase quilt finished!

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    Senior Member tebill's Avatar
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    Pillowcase quilt finished!

    I just finished my pillowcase quilt! The pillowcases were embroidered by my mom, my grandma and my hubby's great aunt. Special thanks to grandmajuki for letting me know the size of the pillowcase blocks on the quilt she quilted for a friend! 18" - that was very helpful information to this beginner quilter! It is so nice to have this quilt made as the old linens don't last forever in the linen closet. Although I'm just learning how to do free motion, I decided to do free motion all over this quilt. Thinking about the ladies doing the embroidery by hand stopped me from using my embroidery machine to do any quilting lines. I have an antique dresser in the same room so that should go together well. Perhaps it needs a runner to match or one made from antique hankies!

    I just added another photo - showing the embroidered blocks perhaps a bit better with the quilt laying against the sofa.
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    what a treasure !!!

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    I just love quilts like this! Now you can enjoy it on display instead of your heirlooms being in a closet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StickyN View Post
    I just love quilts like this! Now you can enjoy it on display instead of your heirlooms being in a closet.
    Thank you! I wanted to add a photo of the quilt on the bed but have run into problems doing so.
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    Wonderful use of the work done by family members. It is truly a treasure.
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    ​Beautiful!

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    What a wonderful idea. You did a great job.

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    Beautiful heirloom quilt!! Looks great on the bed!
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    Beautiful, great idea. You are so lucky to have all these treasures.
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    That is a great idea. I have one or two that a friend made and I was wondering what to do. Since I don't have many I guess I could make a pillow. Thanks for the idea and I love your quilt.

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    OH I love it such a nice way to keep those pillow cases
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    its beautiful love the sashing fabric goes perfect with the embrodiery!!!
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    I really like this. My grandmother usually embroidered pillowcases for my aunts when I was young--I wish I had some of them! This is a real treasure.
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    nicely done
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    How pretty. Good looking Quilt

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    That's really beautiful and with family help it really is a treasure to keep. Sue

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    Delightful and absolutely a family treasure. If you haven't already I hope it has a label that includes the pillowcase embroiders with "circa xxxx" (an educated guess) and the embroider's names plus your name and date of completion. This will ensure that it continues to be a family treasure as it is passed down to future generations.

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    that is gorgeous!!!!
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
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    Stunning. No other word for it.

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    ​that is beautiful.. love the quilting.....
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    What a treasure!

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    Very nice--clever idea!

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    WOW!! you did a great job!!! I am so proud of you and your job!! Isn't it interesting your blocks look a lot like the blocks I quilted... have to be the same era...Your quilting looks great!!! would love a close up!!! Just beautiful!!!
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    This is so beautiful . A unique treasure of remembrances'.

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    That beautiful.

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