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« on: September 01, 2007 08:51:11 AM »

Okay, it's about time I posted this.

I had started quilting on and off again for years, never truly having the patience to complete any project. All the while I kept promising my qrandmother (who had to give up sewing because of her arthritis) that I would make her a quilt.

Well, long story short, she was dx'd with cancer and she passed a year ago next Friday. She was one of my best friends, like a mother...and I never finished that quilt.

So I decided that no matter how many hours of sewing each day it took me...I was going to send her off with a quilt, sewed by me. But I wanted the whole family to get a chance to take part as well. My family is HUGE, so I made a blank square for all of her 8 children...and one square for all of their children.

By the time the family had all pitched in, all the squares were filled with messages from all of her family.

I took a billion pictures of it...but I finally decided that I should share my first ever completed quilt...a year after it got tucked in w/ grandma.

Thanks for reading this far and I hope you like the quilt.



Grandma's name (Roberta) is the center squa,. my grandpa (Charles) is the squaer beneath hers, he passed in 1990.

My little cousin's square...he was 8 last year

Sister's square

My little sister's square

My square.

Hope this wasn't too morbid. Thanks for checking it out. It was great therapy for the whole family...and I got to give her the quilt I had always promised.

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2007 08:55:36 AM »

Nope, not morbid in my eyes, but very sweet and touching! Very nice idea for a quit too! Great job.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007 08:55:54 AM »

I don't think it is morbid at all--it's lovely.  

Now I'm tearing up....

Thanks for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2007 08:59:22 AM »

Thanks for checking it out.

Yeah, I'm tearing up too  Cry...the post has been a long time coming.

But...it was really neat to help express our love for her through crafting!

I am all about theraputic crafting!  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2007 09:07:22 AM »

Not too morbid at all, it's a wonderful idea. I love it, and I'm sure she does too. Now I'm going to go find a tissue and work on projects I've promised people. Thanks for sharing. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2007 09:39:43 AM »

That was such a sweet thing to make for your grandma.  I'm sure she really appreciates it!
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2007 10:20:53 AM »

What a deeply touching memorial.  Beautiful idea, beautiful tribute, and beautiful work.

Thank you for sharing it with us!
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2007 06:07:05 PM »

That is too sweet.  Wow.
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2007 10:03:14 AM »

that is really lovely.
I loved the vegetable soup thing. it's always the little details, those memories of people, that make you tear up.
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2007 10:11:16 AM »

that is really lovely.
I loved the vegetable soup thing. it's always the little details, those memories of people, that make you tear up.

Heh. Yeah...that soup can was a great insight to my sis and grandma. My gram didn't like things that came from a can...but she ALWAYS kept around Campbell's Vegetable soup for my little sister.

There was another square from my aunt. Whenever my aunt left a family function, she'd joke "You people bore me!" On her square, in plain black fabric marker it said "You didn't bore me"

That one chokes me up.

On a lighter note, I think it was the first crafting project the whole family ever worked on together!

I think I should make a living memorial for all of us!

I had thought about transferring the pics I took to fabric and making a quilt out of the pictures of each square. Not suer if it would work though.

Any suggestions?

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