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Thread: Today's quilt top

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    Senior Member Kathi in PA's Avatar
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    I pieced this top today on my Featherweight using fat quarters and other fabric from my stash. The middle picture is my MIL who previously owned the machine and passed away this May. I decided to make this quilt for my husband and I in her honor. I thought it would be great to do this on her machine and every stitch I made I thought of her and how she probably had sewn for her children way back when!! I'm glad there were no quilt police because sewing for the first time on my Featherweight was really an adjustment from my Janome. Speed control was the biggest issue, but like you quilters say, "Practice, practice, practice!" Thanks for looking!!

    Kathi in PA

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    How nice, the quilt is very pretty.......Michele

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    Your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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    Thanks! I really love this board and the encouraging words from fellow quilters. I also like the compliments on my different projects, it gives more inspiration to tackle other quilt patterns, too!!!

    Kathi in PA

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    That is lovely Kathi! The memories that quilt will bring to you will also comfort the both of you.

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    It is very pretty..I have a feather wt and I love it...Sometimes it is good to go back to the basics..It makes you really appreciate modern technology and appreciate what your MIL had to sew with..I often wonder what my grandmother would think of all the tools that we have available today...
    DIANE in LOUISIANA

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    My MIL was 91 years old and never had a microwave and still had her rotary phone and an antenna hooked up to her tv. She was amazed at the tools I used for quilting and sewing.

    Kathi in PA

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    Very beautiful special quilt !! I would love to do one like that!! :thumbup: :XD: :mrgreen:

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    A special gift. You made tears come to my eyes. A most beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing.

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    How sweet is that!!! What did you name her? (your Featherweight) It will be wonderful to see you fall in love with Featherweights. And I am thrilled your MIL's baby went to someone that would use it to create such lovely quilts. She would be tickled to pieces to see your creation for her son! :thumbup: Have you thought of a lable? I think it would be cute if you took a picture of your featherweight and made it out of that with all your other information on it.

    That is just precious!

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    Wow, you were talking about this on Friday. I had no idea you'd get it done so quick. It's a great memorial to your MIL. It looks great!

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    Awesome memory! Nice quilt. Love her pic in the middle.

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    Kathi, what a wonderful thing to do for your husband. I love the quilt and I think you are one special lady.

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    what a sweet rememberance of your MIL. It's lovely thanks for sharing

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    Beautiful!!

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    What a pretty quilt and a great tribute to you MIL. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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    That is a very nice Qt and will help to give you comfrot sp

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    How sweet is that!!! What did you name her? (your Featherweight) It will be wonderful to see you fall in love with Featherweights. And I am thrilled your MIL's baby went to someone that would use it to create such lovely quilts. She would be tickled to pieces to see your creation for her son! :thumbup: Have you thought of a lable? I think it would be cute if you took a picture of your featherweight and made it out of that with all your other information on it.

    That is just precious!
    My Featherweight's name is Little Eva and I think your idea for the label is wonderful. Thank you!!

    Kathi in PA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Shawn
    Very beautiful special quilt !! I would love to do one like that!! :thumbup: :XD: :mrgreen:
    I used a simple 4 patch and a block called Southern Belle from Quilter's cache. Thanks!

    Kathi in PA

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    A special gift. You made tears come to my eyes. A most beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing.
    Thank you..I'm glad I'm not the only one who has things bring tears to their eyes...

    Kathi in PA

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorBanaquilts
    Wow, you were talking about this on Friday. I had no idea you'd get it done so quick. It's a great memorial to your MIL. It looks great!
    Thanks!! Guess I got inspired by going to the quilt show and talking with you. By the way, I think I'm ready to start my mini bow tucks this week. Wish me luck!!!LOL

    Kathi in PA

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    Aw, very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by franie
    Awesome memory! Nice quilt. Love her pic in the middle.
    Thank you Franie! She was very special to us and the picture was taken in 2007 at my brother-in-law's house. I think she is smiling like that right now!!

    Kathi in PA

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisainmo
    That is lovely Kathi! The memories that quilt will bring to you will also comfort the both of you.
    Thanks Lisainmo. It does give us comfort!!

    Kathi in PA

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Kathi, what a wonderful thing to do for your husband. I love the quilt and I think you are one special lady.
    Thanks! I think family is very important and there isn't anything I wouldn't do for my dear husband!!!

    Kathi in PA

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