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    Super Member granny_59's Avatar
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    after the two baby blanket my whole family wanted blankets too. My sister took care of our mother the last three years (died of alzheimer last year) and this is a thankyou wallhanger (our parents and the house we grew up) for her next birthday on April 1st.
    The disappearing ninepatch is for my son. It is basted in the meantime and as I am quilting it by hand I am looking for a floor stand hoop and he wont get it before next christmas.
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    They turned out awesome! i have never seen an attic wondows done like that, brilliant idea! What a special thanky you gift..

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    they are both great!!

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    Your wallhanging is so very touching. I love how you placed everything.

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    They look great!
    I love the quilting on the window quilt! It looks like sun rays!
    Great job!

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    Both these quilts are wonderful.The photos in the 'windows' are done in such an interesting way and I really like the way you quilted the borders....it emphasizes the 3-d effect. It is a wonderful memory quilt and a great way to say thank you to your sister.

    The D9P is one of my favorite patterns. I like the colors you used and the border treatment. Good job.

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    The wallhanging is wonderful...so thoughtful and caring.
    The D9P is so versatile...I really like how this one turned out. Nice work on both!

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    These are just beautiful. What a wonderful gift for your sister.

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    thank you all so much. The bright fabric in the window and the two brightest frames is a daisy print. The german name for daisy is margerite and this is also the name of my sister. All thats missing is the label and I think I also will go by that name for the quilt. The stiching needs some improvment :oops:
    The idea with the multiple frames and the quiltinglines came from a lady on a german quiltforum. There you get to ask for advice but no way of just showing off your work with a loud: look what I made..............
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    What an excellent job! And a wonderful idea to name the quilt after your sister. I like both, but especially the attic windows.

    As for not being able to post pictures on the other forum, put them here! We'll all cheer for you!


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    What a wonderful idea for the attic window quilt :!: Your son's quilt is really, really nice as well :!:

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    Great work and I really, really like the wallhanging, what a thougtful gift

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    Both are beautiful. I like the borders you've used on the D9P. These look like smaller blocks than I've done or seen others use for D9P. What size are they? I like the look.

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    the block size is 8" and I did sew that top within a couple of days as I found a tutorial on strip piecing. The border was almost my idea......saw someting similar looking at pics from quilts in the web. Just strips of blocks embedded in brighter fabric.

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    Another question. . . I'm at work and haven't had a chance to really study the design. Is it random or planned?

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    Wow! Both just perfect from patterns to colors. Also think you have the right home with the squares on the diagonal right there on the floor!

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    Both quilts are beautiful. We love to look at pictures so post away on this board!

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    Had to google "random" first :oops: well its planned random then.
    I took five dark blue and four bright blue fabrics. As I made 100 patches I placed each dark one 20 times in the middle so it would get cut. Each 9patch I twisted in itself and then I did sew each 20 patches into five four-patches together and then I lost track...............as the other four dark fabrics did not end up at the exact same corners. But I laid the 25 patches out and shuffled until I had a cut and four different dark at each intersection. Worked somehow out.
    My mothertongue is not english hope I made myself clear

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    your english is great and your quilts they are even greater!

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    Wow, those are beautiful. The memory wall hanging is awesome. Great job on both.

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    The first one brought me a tear and choked up. So precious are the memories you've captured. God Bless you. Wish I were that talented.

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    I love the way you quilted the "rays" on the attic windows. Gives it even more dimension. And I love, love, love the blues
    in your second quilt!

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    way cool :thumbup:

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    You have a very lucky family. It's great!

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    They are both beautiful. The attic window quilt is very special!!

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