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    Not the prettiest, but VERY special

    My Dad passed away right before Christmas in 2012. I took his shirts with the intention of making quilts for my 2 kids and my 2 sisters. Needed alot of 2.5 square plus yardage to get enough for everybody to have a nice size quilt. It was torture cutting those shirts up - start, stop, start again. Luckily I was in my sewing room alone and nobody saw the blubbering. I finally have the first 2 done, which are my kids, and they picked the yardage they wanted. Both were very happy and spent time remembering different times they had been with him in the various shirts. Not sure when the other 2 quilts will be done, I need to do some happy stuff for awhile.20140313_210152.jpg20140313_210020.jpg

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    These are very special quilts, I like the pattern you chose.
    I hope making them helped to ease a tiny bit of the grief you must feel.
    May the road rise up to meet you...
    May the wind be always at your back...
    May you be in Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you're dead...
    Patt :icon_wave:

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      #3
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      Wow. I admire you for doing this. I would be blubbering too. What special quilts you have there.

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        I really like the quilts........interesting pattern and a very special reason for making them.
        "I'm putting together a list of 100 reasons why I am NOT relentless!" - Sue Heck, The Middle

        Leonard: For God's sake, Sheldon, do I have to hold up a sarcasm sign every time I open my mouth?
        Sheldon (intrigued): You have a sarcasm sign?

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          I love them, and I love the sentiment behind them. Bravo to you for completing such an emotionally taxing project.

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            #6
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            Really nce, and a great remembance!

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              #7
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              What wonderful family heirlooms.
              sigpicAnita G.

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                #8
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                This is the best example I have ever seen of a REAL quilter making REAL quilts! Tammy bless your heart for this labor of love! You did a wonderful job and totally honored your Dad with these. Wow. Just............wow.
                sigpic~~Libby~~

                Quilters make great comforters.

                Friendship is sewn with love and measured by kindness.

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                  wonderful heirlooms !!
                  sigpic:icon_hug: Iris Girl = April = fabric, Fabric FABRIC!!
                  Time spent with cats is never wasted.
                  Sigmund Freud

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                    #10
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                    Such special quilts. Such a difficult labor of love they must have been. You done good though.
                    Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

                    Marilyn......
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                      Beautiful quilts. What a wonderful way to remember your dad.

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                        I think you are a great daughter and great mother and sister. When my m-i-l passed away she has almost 100 dresses made from the same pattern, but different materials. Some were fancy, taffeta or silk but most were cotton. All different patterns including gingham. One of the granddaughters had a friend that quilted and she took the dresses and the friend made a quilt for each grandchild and child. We still sit around and talk about "I remember when Grandmother wore that". We even pull out pictures and find the material in the quilts. I think the quilts you have made are beautiful!

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                          A true labor of love Beautiful work.

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                            Now those are some special quilts that are sure to be loved. What a great way to remember him. I only have some of my Dad's neckties; wonder if I could do something with them.
                            :icon_wave: Linda
                            "Home is where they love you"

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                              #15
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                              I think they are lovely so very special! I know they will be cherished for many, many years!
                              Lori

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