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Thread: what I worked on yesterday

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    I saw the challenge about finishing UFO's. For me this is
    a UFO finished. My mom started the blocks years ago.
    She now has dementia and has trouble putting things together but can still hand quilt. So I am trying to get her
    UFO's done so she can hand quilt them. We had to finish up a few blocks. She had lost the pattern so I just had to do the best I could to finish them and when it came time to strip them together I found that none of the blocks seemed to be the same size. They needed some border adjustments. It took several days to adjust all the borders and strip them together but finally finished yesterday.
    Hooray! Will sandwich it all together this week and she will be on her way to hand quilting. I just had to share.

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    Absolutely gorgeous :-D What a wonderful opportunity for you to work with your mother.

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    The quilt is awesome. I love house blocks. Good Job!

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    Awesome! Touching story and a beautiful quilt!

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    What a lovely quilt. How wonderful that you and your Mom can share this hobby .

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    It's really pretty-- and so touching. I envy you the time and project with your mother.

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    Your mom has done a beautiful job putting this together. I am so glad she can still quilt this must be wonderful for her too.

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    What a beautiful quilt--and such a touching story.

    And I love how each house has a different block in it.

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    You did a wonderful job

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    very lovely!

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    What an unique quilt. I love the blocks being used as the side of the house. Wonderful. Thanks for giving us the story behind the quilt. This will be a treasured family quilt.

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    Oh MY ... I love that!!! what a lovely keepsake.... good job.

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    Oh, it's lovely. I, too,like the blocks 'built' into the houses. She did a lovely job with those blocks. It's great that she can still handquilt and enjoy that. And it's so kind that you are putting things together for her to quilt. My MinL has dementia too and can't do the handwork she used to enjoy. Makes me so sad.
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    What a lovely quilt and how wonderful that your mom with dementia can do hand quilting.

    My Dad has dementia too and I'm racking my brain to figure out some tasks he can do. It would be so satisfying for him to actually accomplish something.

    Thumbs up to you! :thumbup:

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    Wow, beautiful houses!!

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    Lovely and what a nice thing to do for your mom

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    The quilt is wonderful. I'm sorry about your Mom but she will get pleasure quilting it and you will have good memories

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    That really turned out nice a Beautiful quilt. You and your mom did a nice job.

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    Wow that will definetly be charished. I love it. You did an awesome job on it. :thumbup:

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    What a gorgeous quilt! I love the way the side of the houses are done.Kudos to you and your dear Mom!
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    Whay a lovely quilt and a heart warming story. Thank you so very much for posting and sharing this with all of us. My husband said his favorite block is the lower left one. I just love'em all! I can't decide! :-D

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    Very nice.

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    That's beautiful. How special that you and your mom can work on this together.

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    What a lovely quilt. Will you help with the quilting. would be fun time for the both of you to quilt together.

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    Luvfabric (and don't we all!)
    Reading about how you have worked out a way to keep your mother involved puts me in mind of Ami Simms. Do you know her? Her mother had Alzh. and Ami blogged extensively about her until her death recently. If you go to amisimms.com or AAQI.com you can read about her work raising awareness for Alzh and raising money to donate to studies of the awful disease.

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