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    My 80-year UFO - Finally Finished!

    In the early 1930s, while she was hospitalized for TB treatment, my great-grandmother started working on an appliqued quilt. She didn't get close to finishing it. My grandmother ended up with the pieces after her death. As a child in the mid-1950s, I watched my grandmother work on individual blocks from time-to-time. My aunt eventually inherited the unfinished blocks, and she's not a needle-worker. About ten years ago, they found their way to me. I felt compelled to finish the quilt! I bought a 30's reproduction print for sashing and borders and hand-quilted the blocks, just following the lines of the applique and embroidery. One of the butterfly bodies had disintegrated, requiring a new applique. Two more are on their way out and must be replaced soon. But, all in all, I love the way it turned out, and I'm so honored to own this piece of family history.

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    LOL...you can see from the label that it took me a little bit longer to finish this than I originally anticipated. I had no interest in redoing the label. So, it is what it is....

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      #3
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      What a family treasure!
      sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


      Scottie Mom Barb

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        #4
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        I just LOVE this quilt and the story that goes with it. Thanks for sharing!

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          #5
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          What a beautiful quilt which now has beautiful memories. Well done

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            #6
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            It is just lovely. How wonderful that you completed it!


            Jeannette

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              #7
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              How great that you took the time to finish this treasure. It's beautiful.
              Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
              it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

              "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                What a wonderful story and quilt. I know you will treasure it.
                Cindy

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                  #9
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                  The quilt is awesome...you have definitely done it justice...great job!
                  Carol

                  Sewing Mends The Soul ~ Author Unknown

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                    #10
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                    History....wow....I am so excited that you have completed this family treasure. I love the label, including all who worked on this quilt. You should proudly show this off and keep repeating the story so the next generation will know the significance!

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                      #11
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                      That is just simply beautiful. What a treasure. Thank you for sharing the quilt and story. Your g-grandmother would be very proud.
                      sigpicLinda :icon_wave:

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                        So glad you took time and finished a multi generation work of art. Its gorgeous!
                        sigpic:icon_hug: Iris Girl = April = fabric, Fabric FABRIC!!
                        Time spent with cats is never wasted.
                        Sigmund Freud

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                          #13
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                          great work and I just love the butterflies....congratulations.
                          Sew sew sew.
                          So? So? So?

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                            #14
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                            What a wonderful story and quilt. You have a treasure there.

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                              #15
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                              that is awesome and its a beautiful quilt

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