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Thread: Vintage quilt tops #11 & #12 quilted - project done!

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    Vintage quilt tops #11 & #12 quilted - project done!

    Below are pics of two more vintage quilt tops that I just finished making into quilts. The tops were 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. The style of the fabrics look to be early 1900s to 1930s, but it is amazing how vibrant the colors are still in them now, about a hundred years later.

    These are the final ones of twelve tops that belonged to a couple that I'm good friends with (he's the grandson of Mary Susan Senter). I quilted all 12 tops for them, so this will complete the project now that I started back in 2009. I'm glad to have these all done now, but it was really an honor working on these quilts that were started so long ago. As a quilter, I like to think that Mary Susan would be glad to finally see her work completed.
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    It is always good to see the older tops finished and I'm sure that she is looking down and smiling! Great job Eddie.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Your quilting is lovely and her piecing is beautiful. I am always happy to see older tops finished. Thanks for sharing.
    Vicki W

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    Nice quilting and how nice for you that you had the opportunity to work on those family treasures. A job well done!

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    Wonderful, wonderful.

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    Great job, Eddie! You make these wonderful old quilt come to life. There is so much charm in the antique fabrics from back in the day! I, too, have several of tops and blocks to put together and the ones you've done are an inspiration. How especially awesome that you are aware of the maker!

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    Eddie, these are gorgeous! thanks for sharing.
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    Hard to believe they are so old. The colours are so bright and crisp

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    They are just beautiful. They have been stored well, to retain the bright colors. Great job.

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    Beautiful work! How great that you know the grandson of the maker and some of the family history of these quilts. Thank you very much for sharing.

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    Very nice! So often quilt tops have no history and unknown makers (important - label!). What skill and design sense Mrs. Senter had and no rotary cutter or fancy sewing machine!
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    Wow the colors are amazing! Nice to see them finally finished. I wonder if someone will be finishing my unfinished projects 100 years from now?
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    That is very beautiful.
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    Wow, what a wonderful friend you are! They are so nice. Love them.

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    Those are beautiful quilts. You did a good job with the quilting

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    I like the pink one, I too have some old tops. Do not know what to do with them yet.
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    Great job Eddie!

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    You brought them to their full life! Thanks for sharing.

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    You can't get any better than a quilt which is already a heirloom. These are truely amazing. Excellent job bringing these quilt tops to life, and such wonderful piecing done in bygone years. Sensational.

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    love the pink one!! they are fabulous

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    Great quilts. I'm glad you were able to get them quilted and finish them.

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    Very beautiful. You did a great job.

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    Pretty quilts.

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    Lovely work as usual
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    Very nice and it was nice that you supplied us with the background info too! I agree the colors are amazing!

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