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Quilt for my mother-in-law

Old 08-15-2020, 03:56 PM
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Default Quilt for my mother-in-law

I won the grand prize when it comes to mothers-in-law. She's amazing, and I love her to pieces. When we were visiting her earlier this year, she took me to one of the LQS in her area, and we had a lovely time oohing and aahing over the fabric. She bought me some bits and pieces, and I thought I'd make her a quilt out of what she bought for me. This is what I came up with, using a charm pack of Brenda Riddle's "Amberley" collection (which we both thought was delightful) for the hearts; and some fabric we found among the remnants for the sashing. I supplemented with matching fabrics for the cornerstones, border and binding, and found some gorgeous flannel to use as backing, which is a perfect match (but I can't get that photo to upload, so you'll have to take my word for it! )

Even though it's only a lap quilt, having to quilt it with a walking foot on my little DSM was a bit daunting, but I was able to manage it. (I haven't mastered FMQ yet.) I used serpentine stitching for all the quilting, and I really love how it adds to the antique, wrinkly look of the quilt.

She's coming to visit us in a few days, and I plan to give it to her then. I hope she likes it!
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Old 08-15-2020, 04:18 PM
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She will love it! It is so nice....and how wonderful that you have such a great relationship with your MIL.
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Old 08-15-2020, 05:21 PM
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Oooh very pretty. You are lucky to have her and she will be thrilled with this quilt
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Old 08-15-2020, 07:37 PM
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I think your MIL got the grand prize for a DIL! What a lovely quilt and lovely sentiments. You're both lucky!
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Old 08-15-2020, 07:52 PM
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She will love it! it looks great
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Old 08-15-2020, 07:53 PM
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Love your quilt. How could she not like it???
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Old 08-15-2020, 08:15 PM
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Lovely quilt!
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Old 08-15-2020, 08:43 PM
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Thatís so beautiful!
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Old 08-16-2020, 01:29 AM
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I bet she will have tears eyes! So sweet...I had one of those MIL's...she would tell people "she's like our own daughter". Miss her.
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Old 08-16-2020, 03:02 AM
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What a sweet quilt for a sweet MIL...she is going to love it. Congratulations on quilting it on your DSM.
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