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Jess
Posted 2007-12-06 8:10 PM (#715)
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Hi everyone,

We had a great "It's What I Know" Discussion Session this evening with Nola Rains. Many of us decided to break out those old quilts in need of repair and get to work on them. This is the place we will share about it. Please feel free to jump in about your personal quilts that are in need of repair or ask questions. Nola said she would try and help answer questions on this thread too!

 

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nawma
Posted 2007-12-10 1:09 PM (#968 - in reply to #715)
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I mentioned a quilt during our repair discussions that my Grandma made for me in 1974 when Rick and I married. I told you all that it was a Wedding Ring quilt because that is what I have thought for years. Of course when I received it I didn't know one pattern from another and I don't remember my Grandma telling me what the pattern was.

Well after Nola's talk I was inspired to pull it out and have a look to see just how bad the damage is. Well the damage is horrible. There is a huge hole in the top that is just in shreds. Many of the blocks around the edges can be saved though. And, oh BTW, it is a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt!! LOL The backing is in one piece but the pieced flowers on the top have really taken a beating. I will get a pic of it later for you all to see.

Nola, I will email you about it as I'm hoping we might be able to save enough of it to make a lap quilt, that will be hung for display and not USED!

Connie

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Nola
Posted 2007-12-10 9:23 PM (#973 - in reply to #968)
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Connie, I'll be looking forward to seeing pictures of your quilt.  I'm sure we'll be able to save enough of it for a lap quilt.  Would just be a total shame to lose the entire quilt.  We'll figure out some way to save some of it!

Nola

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Jess
Posted 2007-12-28 5:23 PM (#1308 - in reply to #973)
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So where is that picture Nawma, huh, huh, huh???? ;)
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nawma
Posted 2008-01-08 8:13 PM (#1789 - in reply to #1308)
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Ok so here's a picture of my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt that my Grandma made for me 33 years ago when I married. As you can see there is a large gaping hole in the front. The backing only has one small hole and then there are lots of small places that are worn thru.

Nola it would make my year if you could do anything to save this quilt.

Connie





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Nola
Posted 2008-01-08 9:46 PM (#1803 - in reply to #1789)
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Connie, I just replied to your email to me about the quilt.  I'm willing to try to make some repairs and salvage as much of the quilt as possible.  Let me know if you decide to ship it up to me and I'll be watching for it.  I have a couple small boxes of really old fabric that someone gave me - in fact there's some striped stuff in there that looks a lot like some of the blocks in your quilt.  I'll see what I have that might work, and can always look for repro fabric too.  The biggest problem will probably be matching the yellow background - but I'm willing to try.  I need a good challenge like this to take my mind off the problems we're having with my brother!!  :)

Will wait to hear more from you about this.

Nola



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nawma
Posted 2008-01-09 11:14 AM (#1835 - in reply to #1803)
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Nola, I am sooooooooooo excited about this. I will reply to your email and get this quilt sent to you ASAP!!! Won't this be fun ladies to see what Nola can do for this priceless quilt!

Connie

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Nola
Posted 2008-01-09 11:46 AM (#1838 - in reply to #1835)
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Just let me know when you mail it, Connie, so I can be watching for it.  I'll give it my very best shot!!!  Going now to see if I can locate those boxes of older fabric.  By my calculations, if your grandma made the quilt 33 years ago, that would be in the mid-70's - right?  I KNOW there's 60's & 70's fabric in that box - it belonged to the mother of a former neighbor - Mindy gave me a couple boxes of it when her mother passed away.  Some of it I tossed as it was double-knit stuff that I didn't think I'd ever use, but the cotton stuff I kept.  It's somewhere in the downstairs bedroom - I need to be in there cleaning anyway, to make room for the guys when they come to put in my new bay window - hopefully in the next few days!  Might even be some useable stuff in the boxes from my MIL.

Nola

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Jess
Posted 2008-01-11 7:29 PM (#1932 - in reply to #1838)
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Oh Nawma! That is a treasure, and I bet you love it when Nola gets done with it. Nola, I really want to see the fabrics you have that you will be using in this, I am very interested in the repair of this old quilt.
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Nola
Posted 2008-01-11 8:26 PM (#1935 - in reply to #1932)
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Jess, as soon as I get the battery charged up in my digital, I'll take some pictures of the fabric I think will work for repairing the quilt.  I'm really looking forward to working on this quilt - it will be something to take my mind off the stressful situation with my brother.  I just hope I can do a really good job on it!

Nola

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Nola
Posted 2008-01-28 5:07 PM (#2915 - in reply to #1935)
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Connie, it's here!  Safe and Sound!!!  Your quilt arrived and is safely put up until I get a chance to work on it!  It's going to be a challenge for sure, but one I'll enjoy!!!

Thanks so much for the lovely scraps!  I found a couple purples that my granddaughter will insist I use for her butterfly quilt!!!  And there's some gorgeous autumn stuff that suits me perfectly!  Haven't dug all the way to the bottom yet, but what I've seen so far is gorgeous!

Nola

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nawma
Posted 2008-01-28 5:46 PM (#2924 - in reply to #2915)
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Oh Nola thanks for letting me know!! I'm so glad to hear that it arrived safe and sound. :)

Some of that autumn stuff I sent is already made into blocks. I felt sure you could do something with it all. I really had a good time boxing up all those scraps and my sewing room looks much better with that mess cleaned out!!!

Connie

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Short Not Sassy
Posted 2009-01-24 11:38 AM (#19920 - in reply to #715)
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Connie, Nola
How did this ever turn out? I love Grandma's Flower Garden and was wondering if this ever got fixed. I'd love to have an update and see pictures!
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Gerda
Posted 2011-11-30 11:41 AM (#64769 - in reply to #715)
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