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Memory Quilt

This quilt is quite the memory quilt.  I wish my photos could capture how dear this is!  As the maker’s nearly first start into quilting, that in itself is a memory to hold.  Based on ideas from the book, A Quilter’s Diary by Mimi Dietrich, this quilt holds a rich family history!

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In the quilt, there are special blocks for parents, for their marriage, for each of their children, family name, and lots of fun memories.  Do you see there is even an Ohio Star block?  🙂

I wish you could hear the stories behind the blocks.  It is so fascinating!  The near top row of mostly cream blocks fall across the pillows on a made bed.  Great planning!  The center block of that row is an old quilt block made by her great-grandmother.  Then she repeated that block pattern across the top and my quilting in those blocks mimics the original block.

Here are some close-up peeks at the blocks and borders.

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I did custom freehand quilting on all of the quilt.  Each block is quilted to go along with the block design and I kept a swirl theme throughout the quilt.

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