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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Off the machine today and Happy Turkey Day

I finished up Virginia's quilt this morning and it is off the frame and ready for binding.
Get ready, lots of pictures because I love how
this one finished up.  Hope Virginia loves it too.
 
This is a memory quilt for Virginia, a friend's daughter, made from her grandparents clothing.  I made her father, my friend, one when his parents passed away
 within 6 months of each other. Virginia loves it and has to see it every time she visits and she cries every time.
He asked if I had enough clothing left to make her and her brother a quilt for
Christmas.
 
Star in the middle, dark blue is her grandfather's shirt (Hap) and the light blue her grandmother's (Jane).

Nine pinwheels, one for each of their children, along with their names.
Rings for 56 years of marriage.

 
23 quilted pinwheels around the border for the
grandchildren.
 
 
 
The Buttercup is for her Grandmother, who passed
 in the spring,
 
The leaf is for her Grandfather, who passed in the fall.
Maybe better pictures when it warms up so I can take it outside. 
 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
 
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19 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt with an amazing story and meaning behind all of it... do you tell them all this or write it for them to also know the meaning behind the references of the quilt... children. grandchildren.. etc :) Very awesome work of love :) I bet she will appreciate all your effort too... Kathi

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  2. Such a gorgeous memory quilt! I think that your friend's daughter is going to cry happy tears when she receives this beautiful memento of her grandparents.

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  3. what an amazing quilt and filled with so many memories, have to admit to you that it brought a tear into my eye when I read all about it, a real family heirloom.

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  4. Amazing! Beautiful! Touching! I agree, she will cry happy tears. You may have mentioned it in a previous post, but may I ask? What batting and thread did you use?

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  5. That is so amazingly beautiful and brings tears (in a kinda good way)!! Your talent will be their treasure for years to come!!!! Hugs.......

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  6. You do fabulous work. I was wondering, what batting are you using? Do you fussy cut all of your trapunto sections or are you using double batting with wool? Just curious and trying to learn! Thanks !

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  7. Stunning. You have created a masterpiece!

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  8. Oh my goodness! This is my first visit to your blog (I came over from Amanda Jean's linky party) and I am speechless... Your quilting is absolutely stunning. I am seriously in awe of your work. This is a beautiful quilt which will be treasured for a long, long time.

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  9. Just breathtaking feathers and tiny meandering...such a meaningful quilt!!

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  10. OM Diane. That is just breathtaking and the individual elements that make it so stunning are fantastic. Congrats on a job well done.

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  11. This is an amazingly beautiful quilt! So much thought, time and skill went into this, I can hardly even imagine.

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  12. I, too, am utterly dazzled by your quilting and the story of this quilt. What a treasure!

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  13. Beautiful, beautiful quilting. Love it!!

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  14. That is truly incredible. Gorgeous.

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  15. Gasp.....I don't even know where to begin. amazing....

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  17. One of the most amazing quilt I have ever seen. I love the story behind it and that there is so much meaning in it. Congratulations on a job week done!!!!!

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  18. What an amazing heirloom quilt...... I love everything about it, story, quilting, piecing etc.!! What an inspiration, a job will done.

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  19. beautiful, just beauiful

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