Kelly Cline Quilting

A TRUE Heirloom Quilt

Last month I helped my cousin, Bonnie, make her family heirloom complete. She had given me the top months ago, but traveling and teaching kept me from getting it finished. Her county fair in July made it a priority! All of the bits and pieces of embroidery were done by her mother, Mildred. She used a churn dash block to frame the beautiful work done by her mother over many years. Her mother, my aunt, was a prolific embroiderer and quilter. There is no pattern to this quilt. Maybe these photos will inspire you to gather your family heirlooms into one big beautiful quilt!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonnie is the maker on the right and I know her mother is smiling from heaven!

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    Brenda
    August 24, 2018

    Wow, Kelly! What a treasure!! Beautiful work by everyone!

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    Gayle Shumaker
    August 24, 2018

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful quilt. A friend and I have been talking about trying this with our family heirlooms. I’m saving your photos to show my friend and for inspiration.

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      Kelly
      August 24, 2018

      Great Gayle, thanks and good luck! Do it!

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    Sheri Lesh
    August 24, 2018

    I just pinned all these pictures for reference. I really need to do one of these or several as I have an immense family linen collection. It might be the only way to pass some of this stuff on. I don’t think my daughters have much interest in them.

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      Kelly
      August 24, 2018

      Great! I hope you will give it a go! I think once it’s in a quilt, any daughter would love it!

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    Freda Butler
    August 24, 2018

    Your aunt surely would be smiling down on you both. Wonderful work from both of you.

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      Kelly
      August 24, 2018

      Thanks Freda! I’m getting ready to start Flower Dancer and can hardly wait!

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    Tami Von Zalez
    August 24, 2018

    Exceedingly well done and as both my mother and I do needlework, this is a great future project!

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      Kelly
      August 24, 2018

      Thanks Tami, it is a great project to showcase so much needlework!

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    Carla A Fiedler
    August 24, 2018

    Beautiful! This is truly a treasure! Nice job, both of you!

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    Patricia Ludwiczak
    August 24, 2018

    This is absolutely stunning – both the quilt top and the quilting. What a beautiful way to honor truly creative and talented loved ones.

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      Kelly
      August 25, 2018

      Thanks Patricia! Yes, will be loved for generations I think!

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    Ann Anderson
    August 24, 2018

    This is just stunning ! ! Such beautiful work from you both. What a wonderful treasure for generations!

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    Maria Gardner
    August 25, 2018

    Another magnificent accomplishment – my hat comes off to you, Kelly.

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