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« on: January 21, 2011 10:15:16 AM »

Mom and I made this quilt for my grandma for Christmas. In all honesty, Mom did most of the work. We each selected and made blocks (all hand-pieced; I did 7, she did 9) and then she did the sashing and the leaf & vine appliqued border all by hand. A friend of Mom's machine quilted it with a long-arm, then Mom bound it. What I think is the most interesting is the differences in the blocks we each chose but how the colors pulled them together.

If you're counting from the upper left, I did blocks 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, & 14. All except Card Trick had curves. All of mom's except the one applique were rectilinear 9-patches.


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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011 10:21:04 AM »

This is beauticiously fabulous!
What a lucky gran! I just love samplers (I'm trying to get the courage to cut my first block for one at the moment)
Anyway... congratulation this is gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2011 11:28:32 AM »

Wow!  I'm not usually a fan of more traditional styles, but this is lovely and the colour combination is so restful - What a lovely gift for your gran!
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2011 11:45:33 AM »

I love it! I especially like the leaf border...
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011 12:28:15 PM »

So nice to see such a beautiful design combined with high-quality handiwork. All of the hours you and your mom spent on this really made a difference...what a beautiful heirloom.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011 06:01:46 PM »

I love the traditional quilt! Know doubt that your grandma will love it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2011 08:59:36 AM »

That is a beautiful sampler quilt.  The colors and blocks do work well together, and the patterns are varied enough to keep it interesting.  I also like how you and your mother and the quilter all worked together on it - many hands make light work.    I'm sure your grandmother will love it!
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2011 12:34:31 PM »

Definitely deserves a "You Rock"!

This is amazingly beautiful. I don't think I could ever do anything so wonderful - I don't have the patience. Good on you!

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