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    Default OK, Ryan, parental pride doesn't stop when they grow up!

    So, my daughter, #1 child, has been an excellent craftsperson all her life. She embraced art in HS, grabbed on to Paper crafting and scrap booking in the 90's, played around a bit with the sewing machine, and went back to papercrafting, including doing amazing things with her succession of Cricut machines. Off and on, she would dabble with sewing. She did furniture upcycling, and was doing amazing business selling her pieces. She found that sewing could come in handy recovering chairs to match her furniture painting. One year, she wanted to learn how to make pillows, including putting in a zipper in a pillow cover. I taught her how, and true to form, she took off with this project! Then, she allowed as how she might like to play around with precut fabrics to make some simple quilts. She is a modern quilt maker, no fancy Victorian stuff for her! So, she started making more and more quilts. She took the plunge and bought a high end Bernina sewing machine to take the place of her cheap Singer I had bought her before she got hot into the craft! Now there is no stopping her! We share ideas about FMQing, stashes, rulers, equipment! It is all good!

    Last fall, one of the guys she grew up with passed away at age 53. He always wore his signature Hawaiian shirts. So his widow asked Michele to make a memory quilt with his shirts. We had seen a Moda pattern (called Sunshine) last year that had darling pieced Hawaiian shirts as the block. We both fell in love with the pattern, and when this came up, we knew that was what had to be done with the shirts! She had a big learning curve to get proficient with accurate piecing, quilting with rulers, free motion quilting. It ended up so beautiful, and I know how much love and care for her friends was involved in its creation. Tears sprang to my eyes when I saw her finished project! I am proud of her accomplishments, proud of her willingness to memorialize her friend, and even proud that after 5 decades of being her parent she is finally listening to me and following my directions! As ai said before, it is all good!

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    Default Re: OK, Ryan, parental pride doesn't stop when they grow up!

    What an awesome tribute for her friend!

    It's amazing what you can do when you set your mind to it. It sounds like she sets her goals and works diligently toward mastery. That's a lot to be proud about!
    Katrina


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    Default Re: OK, Ryan, parental pride doesn't stop when they grow up!

    What a wonderful tribute to her friend and great keepsake for his family.

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    Default Re: OK, Ryan, parental pride doesn't stop when they grow up!

    What amazing details she has added to these memorial tributes.
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    Default Re: OK, Ryan, parental pride doesn't stop when they grow up!

    That has to be one of the most well done memory quilts I've ever seen. She did beautiful work. You should be so proud, and isn't it wonderful to share your favorite hobby with her!

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    Default Re: OK, Ryan, parental pride doesn't stop when they grow up!

    Beautiful quilt! I agree, one of the best memorial quilts I've seen too. She's a chip of the block Jean!
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    Default Re: OK, Ryan, parental pride doesn't stop when they grow up!

    Excellent job! I can tell you are so proud.

    Gina

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    Default Re: OK, Ryan, parental pride doesn't stop when they grow up!

    Oh, Jean! They are a beautiful tribute to her friend. I love her free motion quilting and everything about them. I bet her friends family will just be speechless when they see the quilts.

    Thanks, for sharing them with us
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    Default Re: OK, Ryan, parental pride doesn't stop when they grow up!

    It's in the genes Jean!

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    Default Re: OK, Ryan, parental pride doesn't stop when they grow up!

    That is awesome! Perfect use of the material and pattern and a really nice thing to make.
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