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Thread: Through The Years

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    When my mother in law past away, I inherited all her quilting supplies. Going through her things I found hand sewn squares and put them aside not knowing what to do with them since they were all different sizes. When my daughter was pregnant with her first baby, I took out the squares and all the fabric that was in the bag with them and went to work. I took the largest square (which was the middle one) measured it and then framed the other 4 squares to make them the same size. Then I just used the left over fabrics for the solid squares. I backed it with a cheater cloth I found in another one of her bags. It was a very sentimental quilt to make for her granddaughter and great-granddaughter.
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    Beatutiful

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    How special!

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    Love the story of your quilt its beautiful thanks for sharing!

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    What a beautiful thing to do.

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    What a wonderful quilt. It is lovely!

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    That is so sweet. And a lovely quilt for the baby!!

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    What a nice gift for your daughter and your granddaughter.

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    Great job and wonderful idea! :)

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    Very nice!

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    Great to have found this and must bring back fond memories of your MIL.

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    what a treasure. And beautiful :thumbup:

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    What a wonderful gift. There was a reason you felt as if there was "nothing you could do with them". Time gives us the answers, they were waiting to be a very special quilt!

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    A wonderful treasure!

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    What a beautiful treasure!

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    beautiful and such a special quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainybug
    What a wonderful gift. There was a reason you felt as if there was "nothing you could do with them". Time gives us the answers, they were waiting to be a very special quilt!
    Thanks - I had no idea what my mother in law was thinking of doing with these. She made these I believe back in the 70's way before I even knew her. Since they were all different sizes and colors I'm thinking that maybe she was just practicing. I'm so glad she never got rid of them.

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    A beautiful, special treasure !

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    What a beautiful quilt. And so full of memories. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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    How special for your granddaughter to have something made by her great grandmother and grandmother. It's a beautiful quilt.

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