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Thread: A Special Quilt for my Sister - Top Finished

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    A Special Quilt for my Sister - Top Finished

    Towards the end of my mother’s life (we knew it was coming), she told me to take all of her sewing stuff and her fabric. My husband and I went to her apartment and packed everything up and brought it to our house. There it stayed partially bagged up and sat for nearly 3 years.

    I have dipped into her stash for small things here and there, but was never really sure what to use it for. While in the process of redoing and reorganizing my sewing room, I set aside all of my mother's fabric in one group. I looked at all of her fabric and decided that I was finally going to try using it up. The project I wanted to do was a quilt for my sister.

    The pattern I chose to use was Eleanor Burns’ Log Cabin Quilt in a Day. It has taken me 2 days just to get the top complete, but it was still very easy to follow and worked up very quickly. My fabric choices were rather limited, so I chose color placement according to the amount of yardage I had. Here is the result:

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    I am am really happy with the way it turned out. When it all came together, it was like a strange snapshot of my mother’s personality was sewn right into the blocks. When I have it all quilted up, I will add some more pictures

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    ​Cute top! It reminds me of strawberry shortcake.

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    Very nice!

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    Very nice! I'm sure your mother would approve.

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    nicely done... and a nice memory for your sister to enjoy
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    She'll love it! What a sweet thing you have done for your sister.

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    Super quilt. I am sure that your sister will be touched. You did well. BrendaK
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    You pieced it in two days? Wow!! This quilt has a two-fold endearment: pieced and quilted by her sister out of her mother's fabrics. The colors and placement came out wonderful. Of course your mother was with you all the way letting you know which pieces to place where. That's why it has her personality in it.

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    What a beautiful memory quilt for your sister. She will be so pleased with it & the both of you will cherish it forever. So glad you were able to bring out your mother's personality through it.

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    The top you made looks great! What a precious thing to have as a memento.

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    Beautiful quilt for your Sister from Your Mom's stash.

    I'm with Tartan reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake.
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    How sweet and thoughtful. It will mean so much to your sister that you made it of your mom's fabric. I can bet there were a lot of emotions and memories as you stitched with love. I'm glad you're happy with it.

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    I love it. Your sister will love it way more than I do!
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    So pretty....and what a treasure you created for your sis... so sweet..
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    It’s beautiful!

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    You have created a beautiful memory for your sister.

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    What a sweet sister you safe! I know she is going to be thrilled..wonderful memory.
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    What a sweet quilt for your sister. I am sure she will cherish it. I had a similar situation and it took me 7 years to finally go through and start using my mom's fabrics and yarns.

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    Beautiful and I am sure your sister will love it.

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    A warm, comfy quilt for your sister!
    Some people know how to put a blessing into any situation!

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    Very touching. The quilt is lovely, and I know your sister will feel the love from both you and your mother.

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    It surely is a happy quilt. Mom has to happy with the results of your efforts. And you sister will be delighted. What a precious gift to her. Yes, we will all be interested in seeing it again once quilted. Thanks for sharing.

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    I like this, the colors play well together. I'm sure your sister will treasure this for a long time.
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    Very pretty quilt and what a nice treasure for your sister. Will be anxious to see pictures later.

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    What a darling top! She's going to love it! Be sure to show us the finish.

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