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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!
« Last Edit: November 24, 2008 01:38:59 PM by violentlyknits » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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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.
« 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.

you take the things you like, and try to love the things you took.
« 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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