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« on: November 16, 2010 06:15:24 PM »

Hi, quilters! I'm working on my first quilt. Here's a little story behind it: This summer, I found a half finished quilt sitting in my grandma's barn and thought it was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen. So I asked my dad about it and he said that my great great grandma started making it back in the 1960's but didn't finish it for some reason. I think she died or something.  Cry I thought it would be nice to honor her by finishing it. So I have been working on it whenever possible and here are the in progress pictures. I aim to finish this over my winter break next month.  Cheesy And oh yeah, I'm definitely going to make more. I'm hooked. It's relaxing to sew quilts, mirite? Wink It's meditative. And for some reason the colors are all wonky-they look a lot better in real life.  Tongue


Some of the pieces lain out before being sewn together.


Pieces cut out and arranged on the sewn together quilt top.


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Closeup of one of the pieces.


Closeup 2.


Closeup 3.


Closeup 4.


Closeup 5.


Closeup of the back material. It's a flat sheet I didn't want to waste.

I love the vintage fabrics in this quilt-I think Grandma would be proud.  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010 06:23:03 PM »

I think it's pretty awesome that you're finishing up your great great grandmother's quilt. I love the fabrics being used.
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010 07:00:16 PM »

Thanks. Cheesy I wish I had more like them. Lol.
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010 07:02:43 PM »

Yes, drooling over the 60's fabric - good luck with the quilt!
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010 07:29:41 PM »

What an awesome find! It's such a valuable piece of your family history! And I totally agree, quilting is awesome. I'm about to start on a new one, myself. I love the fabrics in this! They are gorgeous. I think this will be a valuable (sentimentally) heirloom. It's really awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2010 07:59:17 PM »

i definitely think quilting is relaxing... i love to sit on my couch and hand sew quilts... its my end of the day routine and i love it. Its really cute and it makes it a million times better having such an awesome story behind it, i make alot for my kids and family members so they have a little story when asked about them.
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2010 01:23:35 AM »

great story behind your first quilt! And I love the fabric in closeup 3!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2010 06:05:43 PM »

Thanks, guys! <3 I'm itching to finish it totally. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2010 05:29:24 AM »

Almost done with it, guys! <3 I can't wait!  Cheesy
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