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My mom was the youngest of 7 sisters plus she had a younger brother.  About 8 years ago I demonstrated how to do "y" seams at a quilt guild event, but then never made more than 4 of the blocks.  A while back I found them so I decided to make 3 more blocks and set them in to a setting similar to the "7 Sisters" layout in honor of my mom.  Her 1st name was Iva so I'm going to call this "Iva and Her Sisters".   I am still thinking about what I want to put on the label.  She loved flowers and birds so I might try to add some of each to the label.  

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Comment by Bonnie on Thursday

so pretty!

Comment by Barbara Graham on October 15, 2018 at 12:08pm

It is beautiful! Like so many quilts, it has quite the story to tell.

Comment by Janet/MO on October 14, 2018 at 8:08pm

Thanks Shannon.

Comment by Shannon, ON on October 14, 2018 at 4:02pm

What a lovely idea!

Comment by Janet/MO on October 12, 2018 at 7:58pm

Thanks everyone.  Pam, there were quite a few years in between my mom's oldest sister & her.  My grandparents were pretty poor for a lot of my mom's childhood so the older sisters would actually live with other families as live in help.  The 1st time all 8 siblings were together at the same time was in 1969 at my cousin's wedding & both of my grandparents were deceased by then.  Kinda sad really, but I think typical for the times.  

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on October 12, 2018 at 1:39pm

Again, beautifully done!

Comment by Barb/WI on October 12, 2018 at 12:20pm

Wow!  That is so nice!  Clever thinking on your part.  Nice quilting, as well.  

Comment by Pam/NY on October 12, 2018 at 11:09am

Very clever idea. I'm sure your mom is smiling! 7sisters...that's a lot of giggling!!!

Comment by Janet/MO on October 11, 2018 at 8:07pm

Thanks handstitcher & Irene.  The quilting done on the white hexagons was done on my embroidery machine.

Comment by Irene Gallway on October 11, 2018 at 6:10pm

Very nice Janet. Like handstitcher said, your mother would be proud.

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