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Abashobbes 07-31-2020 01:19 PM

Quilts from clothing
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They are finally finished! I committed to making quilts for a friend and her daughter from her mother's clothing. Her mother passed away the end of 2012 and it was 2-3 years before before she was able to gather and get her mother's clothing to me. I gave her books and magazines of quilts and asked each to pick a pattern she liked. My friend picked the Stars on Point pattern, which I inserted photos into the center of each star instead of the 4 patch in the pattern. Her daughter selected the Infinity quilt pattern. So I went to work cutting up the blouses, dresses, pants and shirts. Most had to be stablized... I used French fuse. Then I spent 3-4 years teaching myself how to quilt and "practicing" by making other quilts, for nieces who got married, fund-raising quilts, and dabbled in a couple of t-shirt quilts. So this year my goal was to complete these two quilts. I'm sewing the sleeves on the back this afternoon and will deliver tonight. I can't wait. I'm really happy with my finished projects. I think I can officially call myself a quilter.

osewme 07-31-2020 02:00 PM

Those 2 quilts are beautiful & will be cherished by your friend & her daughter. Yes, yes, yes you are officially a quilter. Thank you for sharing your story & quilts with us.

cjsews 07-31-2020 02:04 PM

Beautiful work. These will surely be treasured

toverly 07-31-2020 02:44 PM

Wow, you did a wonderful job on both quilts.

juliasb 07-31-2020 03:22 PM

What wonderful memories these are. They will be much loved for generations to come. You have achieved many goals with these two quilt. Most of all you a quilter. It seems to me for sometime before you knew it you were a quilter.

granky 07-31-2020 03:28 PM

They are beautiful quilts....you certainly are a quilter!!!!!

Tartan 07-31-2020 03:45 PM

Great quilts!👍

bearisgray 07-31-2020 04:19 PM

Yes, you are a quilter!

Great job using what you had to work with - which can be a challenge at times.

Quiltah Mama 07-31-2020 04:54 PM

Wow I love them both. I can't pick which is my favorite. I really like the infinity one, but the picture one is special. Great job on both.

LAF2019 07-31-2020 08:06 PM

Such wonderful quilts! you are indeed a "quilter"! very beautiful work.

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