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« on: November 24, 2008 01:33:33 PM »

I started this quilt about three years ago, when i found a heap of old mended and torn working shirts, probably once worn by my grandfather.

The pieces are pretty randomly sewn together...

This weekend I decided to finish it. The edge is handsewn, and I'm going to add some more embroidery every now and then.




the back is freehand embroidered on machine.







thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008 01:44:30 PM »

It is lovely - I like both the design and colors, and the story behind, all the mendings. Could you please tell what the text says? (Svenskt, ikke? _ Jeg synes, jeg genkender et af broderfolkenes sprog  Wink.)
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008 02:25:39 PM »

I love it. What a wonderful treasure.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008 03:25:48 PM »

this quilt is so gorgeous! what great fabrics to work with.
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2008 11:30:48 PM »

thank you for your comments!

the text is from a poem (I don't remember which) and says: sleep here, eat here, you have your own will, what we do has no name.

and yes, it is swedish.
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2008 06:45:14 PM »

I absolutely love the idea of using a loved ones clothing they wore daily to create a quilt.  My mother has a quilt that contains squares cut from her grandmothers everyday dresses. Never fails to bring a smile to her face when she looks at it.  Your quilt is lovely.
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