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« on: January 12, 2013 03:13:52 PM »

First new quilt of 2013. 



This one was made with vintage fabric from my grandmother and great aunt. 



It was the first time I tried to FMQ feathers on a quilt as a nod to the tradition of quilting I was introduced to as I played under the quilting frame in my grandmother's living room.
 

I love some of the fabrics.  All these squares were hand cut by my grandmother and/or my grandfather and were collected over 60+ years. 


 Details on my blog.  http://twasbrilligand.blogspot.com/2013/01/square-roots.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013 03:18:37 PM »

This is beautiful. Such a great story as well.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013 03:28:38 PM »

This is great!  I love that its fabric that's been collected over 60+ years.  That's really cool!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013 08:43:17 PM »

Fun! I like the design you choose and with such wonderful memories and stories behind the fabric used I'm sure you'll treasure that quilt.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013 10:33:57 AM »

really love this - the white breaks up the colours so well, giving your eyes a chance to digest all the pretty fabric squares.
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2013 12:37:24 PM »

Georgeous! I love how you incorporated vintage fabric. Love it!
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2013 05:04:56 PM »

Pretty!  How big is it?  Looks smallish, but I know that looks can be deceiving . . . Such a nice tribute to your grandparents!
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2013 05:39:44 PM »

It is pretty small, 21 inches square.  The patches were all in the neighborhood of 2 1/8 inches square. 
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2013 07:12:15 PM »

I love the quilting you did on this! Awesome! I have some similar patterns pinned, I like the scrappy look contrasted with the solid spaces!
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2013 07:44:59 PM »

Oh - that *is* small!  I think I need to try out a small quilt so I can practice doing some quilting other than stitch-in-the-ditch.  SITD is useful, but it ain't all that exciting!  I love your little quilt!
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013 07:23:01 AM »

Lovely way to showcase the vintage fabrics!  It will make a nice hanging quilt to be able to show off and tell a story!
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013 07:56:26 AM »

Thanks everyone.

Lovely way to showcase the vintage fabrics!  It will make a nice hanging quilt to be able to show off and tell a story!
 
As old and fragile as some of the fabrics are it is going to have to be a hanging piece.  I'm not at all sure that it can stand up to washing. 
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