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Thread: Vintage quilt top #3 made into a quilt

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    Below are pics of another vintage quilt top that I recently made into a quilt for a friend. The top was made (all hand-pieced) by Mary Susan (Weathers) Senter, and she was born in 1843 and died in 1937 at age 93. She married Robert Winthrop Senter in 1861 when she was 18. So the top predates at least 1937. From the fabrics used, they look to be 1930s fabrics, so it looks like she probably made this one in her final years.

    I just did a free-motion quilt pattern all over it so it will hopefully help it hold up from any deterioration, and did a plain white backing. I added a soft green binding using a Windham Storybook fabric to help pull out the greens in the fabrics she used. I really like the look of pinks and greens together. :D
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    Nice work, Eddie. I like your choice of binding.

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    Looks great! The green binding is perfect!

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    Eddie, awesome work saving another historic quilt! I love the green binding, it does go sew well with the quilt!!

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    Looks great!

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    That is great and the binding is just perfect!!

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    Oh Eddie :shock: that is awesome!!! Thank you for the history too :D:D:D

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    I am soooo glad you acquired these vintage quilts. I have been watching what you do to them and you certainly do them justice. Your work is excellent in everything you do, so these quilts have found the right place to go.

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    Eddie, I really love that you have an appreciation of the history of this quilt. :D It's great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    Below are pics of another vintage quilt top that I recently made into a quilt for a friend. The top was made (all hand-pieced) by Mary Susan (Weathers) Senter, and she was born in 1843 and died in 1937 at age 93. She married Robert Winthrop Senter in 1861 when she was 18. So the top predates at least 1937. From the fabrics used, they look to be 1930s fabrics, so it looks like she probably made this one in her final years.

    I just did a free-motion quilt pattern all over it so it will hopefully help it hold up from any deterioration, and did a plain white backing. I added a soft green binding using a Windham Storybook fabric to help pull out the greens in the fabrics she used. I really like the look of pinks and greens together. :D
    how lucky for you to have such a beautiful piece of history!

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    I really like this quilt! It has a lot of character!

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    Good choices, all around.

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    Very pretty - I love when old quilts can be made stable and safer.

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    Looks wonderful Eddie!!!

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    Stunning Eddie and love the binding color you used :D

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    It turned out lovely.

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    Beautiful quilt! You did a wonderful job!! :D :thumbup:

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    That is awesome-I so love to hear a quilts history!

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    Great work! Nice color choice. I bet she would be so happy to see all of her hard work in such great shape, and being loved today! :wink:

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    Lovely work, and I like your choice of binding, too.

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    You did a wonderful job on that. Beautiful quilt. How great of you to save it.

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    Eddie, you did a great job, you always do. I love the binding choice. And, how awesome to have the history behind it.

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    lovely, lovely

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    I love the pink squares in this and I love your binding! Perfect!

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    Wow is all I can say. Absolutely beautiful!

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