I forgot to take a picture of this in time to post on the Memorial Day thread. Someone else pieced the quilt but I did all the handquilting by myself. Last night I was at my brother's for a work session to prepare for the fundraiser later this month when this quilt will be raffled. The money goes to the memorial fund (used for scholarships) in memory of my nephew who is a fallen sold ier. The two helpers on the sides belong to a volunteer worker, who happens to be a veteran from the same conflict.
Oops! Forgot to add the pic.
WOW very nice
I'm in LIKE!
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Thanks for sharing that beautiful quilt for such a wonderful cause!
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That was certainly worth waiting for...it is so very pretty and hand quilted,oh my...hope it brings ton's of money.
It's wonderful ! Hope the fundraiser goes over the top
Just beautiful I really want to make myself one, maybe next year
Great quilt... Chris
Thanks everyone for your nice comments. This is the fourth year for our fundraiser. My nephew's aunt on the other side pieces the quilt top and I quilt it. She has used the stars that are in the corner of the outer border in some way in each quilt. And I have always used a certain quilting design in one of the borders. That's just our little tradition. This picture shows the quilting pattern a little. That is Wyatt's niece "helping" with the quilting.
The name of this pattern is Broken Sugar Bowl. Sherry chose it when she read that it represented the sugar rationing during WWII, because she knew that Wyatt's Grandpa (my Dad) and 7 of his great uncles all served in the military then. I put that info on the label.
P.S. We all think Amelia is a smart little girl but the stitches you can see in the area where she is working are mine! LOL Her stitches were all about 2 or 3 inches long.This message has been edited. Last edited by: pvillelou,
That is such a story for the quilt. I sure hope the person winning it appreciates the whole story that goes with this labor of love.
Beautiful quilt, story and techniques!!
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The quilt is beautiful!!
Worth waiting for. That sure is a pretty quilt and I know that you will earn lots of money.
It's wonderful, but the story behind it makes it spectacular. Thanks for being such an unselfish quilter who puts the needs of others on the front burner.
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gorgeous quilt and helper!!
Your quilt is beautiful & so is the story behind it. Also, beautiful little helpers you have there. So glad you finished your quilt and shared it with us.
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Such a beautiful story to go with the beautiful quilt! Well worth the wait for pictures.
I LOVE the pattern.
Your helper is SO precious!
Thank you so much for sharing
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everything is so dear...beautiful, beautiful...
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Mary Lou, the quilt is beautiful! I am sure it will sell alot of chances. Sherry has talked about the quilts that she does in memory of a nephew. I like it when she is working when I go in She probably doesn't know my name but I am the one who asked her if she saves her selvages for anything.
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