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Thread: Something PERTY!!!

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    I know I have mentioned in other posts that my MIL went into the Nursing home a few weeks back and told my sister to clean out her house and divvy up all the stuff....well, being the only one in the family that quilts I got all her sewing supplies and her machine, etc.... that was just the beginning! She also asked if I would tie and bind 8 quilts that she had the tops all done for the grandchildren so I said sure and they were brought over yesterday.

    I had no idea what kind of quilt tops she had done ...I DID know that she loved to make polyester crazy quilts and hand embroider and embellish them... well even knowing that, I was still amazed when these were dropped off... here are two photos of the same quilt.. ..one on the bed laid out and a close up of just one of the squares.... the squares are 17 inches and she made each quilt with 4 squares across and 5 down so 20 squares in each quilt... each square has this beautiful hand embroidery work on them!

    Knowing that she has 9 grandchildren I asked my sister if she never got around to making the 9th or what? Come to find out the 9th quilt is already completed.... it still amazes me that she did all of these quilts.. apprently within about a 5 year period according to the dates she has embroidered on them.



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    That is definitely one perty quilt. I LOVE the embroidery work she did. She is one talented lady. This is amazing.

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    Wow! That's really pretty. Look at all that beautiful hand work. It was really nice of you to offer to tie and bind all of them. It should be much appreciated!

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    Country, I do hope you plan to show us more! Is there a reason she liked polyester? I made a blouse out of it the other day and that was some tuff fabric, my machine said wham, wham with every stitch of the hem (3 layers) but it's very pretty.
    The quilt is lovely.

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    Thanks for sharing CQ! Your MIL did some fabulous work, just amazing! Be sure to tell her how much I "ooooohed & aaaaaaaahed" over the picture. And give her a big "quilter's hug" from me too!

    sue

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    Those are amazing! GASP! beautiful!

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    I knew you would all be just as amazed as I was....and I WILL try to get some more pics in the next couple of days...

    This morning my sister brought me a bag of her old (unused) hankies....Oh!!! Now I get to make a hanky quilt!!! LOL And I got two boxes of beautiful laces, rick rack, etc. so I will be making a crazy quilt sometime in the future as well! But I would like to do mine with silks!

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    That really is lovely. :)

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    What a treat! Beautiful work on that quilt! And you got to sit and learn from her? You lucky girl....Thank you for sharing her work with us.

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    Patsy, you're a lucky lady to have all your mom's goodies to play with. Your mom's quilt is lovely and her grandkids are lucky to have you both to complete such treasures.

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    How beautiful, what a treat to have a quilt made by grama!!!

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    Soo pretty - I bet she used poly so it would never fade. The colors all look bright and crisp.

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    Her hand work is beautiful. I love crazy quilts, They are true heirlooms. You are blessed.

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    Hi:
    I truly hope the grandchildren who receive these gorgeous works of art know how special they are and that they need to take VERY GOOD care of them for their own grandchildren...true heirlooms.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Well, I know they will be very appreciative....especially one! There were 9 altogether...8 she hadn't finished....my sister brought over the finished one today and I cannot (repeat CANNOT) match what she did for the binding on this quilt! I'm NOT that talented! And I didn't get a chance to get a photo of it today...will try tomorrow...and then you will see what I mean! Oh my! She didn't teach me EVERYTHING she knows! She kept some of it a secret!

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    That sure is a pretty quilt and what beautiful work in the embroidery. Would really enjoy seeing some more of them :)

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    Were you able to get pictures of the finished quilt and photos of the others?

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    looks like lots of embroidery....

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    Years ago my MIL made many polyester quilts and you talk about lasting and taking use well. These quilts will last a very long time. Polester was cheap and wide so it was used a lot. I have one she did that was alll small hexagans.
    Live and let live!

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    you be right, its very perty, love them crazy quilts

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    Bless her dear heart. You can just see all the love that went into making them.

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    Truly beautiful.

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    she did beautiful work!!!!
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    What a treasure! And you are wonderful for finishing them for her! God Bless.

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    Such lovely hand work! Kudos to you for taking on such a project. Just think of all the fun you get to have with all the other goodies!
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