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Old 07-31-2020, 01:19 PM
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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.
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Old 07-31-2020, 02:00 PM
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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.
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Old 07-31-2020, 02:04 PM
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Beautiful work. These will surely be treasured
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Old 07-31-2020, 02:44 PM
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Wow, you did a wonderful job on both quilts.
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Old 07-31-2020, 03:22 PM
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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.

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They are beautiful quilts....you certainly are a quilter!!!!!
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Great quilts!👍
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Old 07-31-2020, 04:19 PM
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Yes, you are a quilter!

Great job using what you had to work with - which can be a challenge at times.
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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.
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:06 PM
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Such wonderful quilts! you are indeed a "quilter"! very beautiful work.
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