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Great Grama's Bow Tie Quilt

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Camera Canon Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
Exposure Time 1/30
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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? My Mom had a quilt top that was hand pieced by my Great Grama in the early 1900's and she asked me if I could quilt it. It took me a few years to work up the courage to quilt it, but I finally jumped in and got it finished and gave it to my Mom in June of 2013. I quilted it on my Janome 6500 because I don't hand quilt and I didn't want to get someone to do it, as I wanted to keep it in the family so to speak, it turned out nicely and I was very proud and happy to finish it for my Mom. There were lots of good memories in the fabrics of that quilt for my Mom and I'm glad I could finish it so she can enjoy it. I wish my Dad would have still been living so he could have seen it, he was so proud when I started quilting, as there were no quilters in the family since his Grama who passed a number of years before I was born, he passed away in Dec. of 2012.

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What are you most proud of? I'm proud that I was able to finish this antique quilt for my Mom to enjoy, and hopefully it will stay in our family for years to come.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't procrastinate like I did.

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This is a quilt that was hand pieced by my Great Grama in the early 1900's and was never quilted, so Mom gave it to me a few years ago to quilt and I finally quilted it in 2013

02/26/2014 Flag

What a wonderful story and such a very special keepsake. I'm glad you finished it - it's just lovely!!

02/26/2014 Flag

Thank-you Ann, I'm happy that I finished it too. Too bad it took me so long to complete it but I'm happy that my Mom has it back.

03/05/2014 Flag