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Thread: Remembering Mom

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    Today is the one year anniversary of my mother's death. I live far away from the rest of the family, so decided to celebrate by make a quilt that reminds me of Mom.
    I am calling this Understated Elegance.
    Mom was a great lady and she was in charge of the Officer's wives club so she would throw these very elaborate parties dressed to the nines and make it look so easy.
    She would also organize a neighborhood barbeque with enough food to feed the state, and make everyone feel as if they were special.
    She used to say she was nothing but a mom.... but oh how much that title ment went referencing everything she did.
    So here is my quilt, and yes my son is hiding behind it again this time.

    colors are grey, yellow, black paisley
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    Omg, what a wonderful tribute. She would have loved it.

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    Great Job :thumbup: And now you can wrap yourself up in Moms love and memories :lol: She is smiling down on you

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
    Because it is a tough time for you

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    Very pretty!

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    Beautiful quilt, what a wonderful tribute to your Mom.

    This really touched me.

    I remember how hard it was loosing my Mother.

    My thoughts are with you.

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    Forgot to mention, how much I love your avatar, your dogs are adorable!

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    Understated Elegance also = your quilt. Great job.

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    OMG that is beautiful. I love the fabrics and they go together to make a classic refined quilt. Just like your mom. What a lovely tribute to her.

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    Paisley is my very favourite fabric design. LOVE your quilt and what a nice tribute to your Mom. (love the dogs also, very cute)

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    I Like your quilt. It is a wonderful tribute to your mom, and a wonderful reminder when you use it.

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    What a wonderful tribute! She'll be smiling down on it! My thoughts are with you. I lost my mom at this time of year also soon to be three years now. May you be strengthened and lifted. :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    Omg, what a wonderful tribute. She would have loved it.
    Ditto

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    I lost my mom in May of 2006...found out she was going to leave us on Mother's day that year....

    I may copy your idea...I can't think of a more fitting tribute to the woman that taught me how to sew! Your quilt is beautiful...and it sounds to me like your mother was too! I'm so glad you had her for the time that you did! :)

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    Beautiful! I love the way the paisley appears to float on the surface!

    Gal

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    This is beautiful and you Have inspired me to make a quilt to celebrate my mother who also has passed,,,I still miss her and maybe the quilt will help, like the other person said you can wrap myself in it .

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    This is so nice, especially the thought behind it!I am glad you have something special to look at when you miss her.

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    I loved reading your tribute--your words, and the quilt in her honor/memory--are perfect.

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    Beautiful quilt and a wonderfil tribute to your Mom.

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    very nice

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    It is always very painful when we lose our mothers. Mine died on Mother's Day, 2002. I will miss her for as long as I'm here. Your mother would have been very touched to see your quilt in her remembrance.

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    I lost my mother a year ago this Easter. I too made a quilt to remind me of her. I still have to finish the binding then will post a picture. Mom lived in our home for 10 years & I took care of her so it still hurts a lot but the good memories are beginning to creep in - can't wait till they just take over!

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    Beautiful :thumbup:

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    Pretty quilt. Your mom sounds like someone I'd like to be some day. I always admire those elegant lady types, but I can never pull it off.

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    You did a wonderful job to honor a wonderful mother...very special.

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    What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful Mother!

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