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Thread: Remake of my Baby Quilt

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    Super Member MaryStoaks's Avatar
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    Today I finished making this copy of the baby quilt my GGM made for me when I was born. It's a simple 4 patch that I made using modern fabrics (because that's what I had) and machine (Tin Lizzie) quilting. My GGM hand quilted the original in 1948, fabrics were scraps from her print dresses. The colors in my old quilt have faded with time, they were bright when I was young. I think my GGM would have used all the new techniques and tools if they had been available to her. She is the reason I quilt.

    My new quilt
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    Old and new
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    I like both of them :-)....beautiful work! :thumbup:

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    Great job! You captured the look of your GGMs while updating. Good for you! More memories in the making...

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    They are both beautiful!

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    What a sweet thing you did to honor your GGM. And I love the yellow. Very nice work.

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    Great quilts. Yellow is my favorite color. They are both beautifal :thumbup:

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    I love how you replicated your baby quilt, it is very beautiful :D:D:D

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    Love the old and the new. What a special treasure.

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    Very pretty quilt! What a beautiful new heirloom quilt!

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    Nice job replicating such an heirloom. :thumbup:

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    Both quilts are beautiful. My Grandma is the reason I quilt too.

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    What a special thing to do, and it's wonderful you still have your "own" quilt as well.

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    Wow, what a fun way to honor GGM.Love the old and the new.

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    What a wonderful legacy and cudos to you for carrying on the tradition :thumbup:

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    Wonderful story and wonderful quilts, they are both treasures

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    Awww- that's awesome

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    A wonderful way to honor your GGM. Beautiful quilt, great job!

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    GGM is smiling down thrilled that you have continued her legacy :lol: And maybe someday you will have the honor of passing it on to the next generation :thumbup:

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    How fun! I love that you remade a pattern from the past like that. Is this one for your GGD?

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    They both look great. What a wonderful remembrance.

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    Simply love both of them!

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    Wonderful job re-ceating your GGM quilt that she made you. They are both beautiful.

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    Both are pretty! The old one looks like it is in great shape too!

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    Inspiring story.

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    nice work

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