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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Ann's Projects for July

My second granddaughter, Melissa, graduated from High School in June. We were not able to go to Washington for the occasion, but as I have said before, I have a goal to make a quilt for each grandchild when they graduate. She is #3 of 13. Her mother and sister had a trip planned to come see us and get a 5 generation picture with my mother, so I got the quilt finished in time for that visit.
This a Dorinda original, quilted around 1880, called Pine Tree

Dorinda's middle name was Melissa, and I thought it fitting to give my Melissa one of the quilt I have made from her collection.

The quilt made it to Washington yesterday, and here it is with Melissa holding it.

My free motion quilting is not ready for a big quilt yet, so I used the feed dogs and presser foot.
I finished the two rows for this month's QAL. This will be a throw size and I will be keeping this one for myself.
And our 5 generation picture
I am on the left, my mother, Marian (Dorinda's descendant), my granddaughter, Stephanie and her baby, Paul are seated, and my daughter, Vonda is on the right.


  1. Ann, I love this post! I love that you added a 5 generation photo to go with your second Dorinda quilt which is beautiful. Perhaps some day I will make another. It is pretty neat that you made the same one as Dorine.

    Your quilting looks great too. Nice work overall!

  2. Ho neat for her to have a replica of one of the originals!

  3. The quilt is beautiful and a true treasure. You have a lofty goal to make one for each child as they graduate!!

    The five generation photo is fabulous.....another treasure.

  4. Goodness. It is lovely that you chose something with meaning.
    Three done and ten more to go. I hope the grandkids are evenly spaced in age so you don't have a rush all at once!

  5. Yes, they are pretty evenly spaced. I only have 1 year that there are 2, and they are turning 8 this year. I will have time to get them done, as I have a couple of spaces where there are none. The next 3 are close, then a four year space before the younger ones. I will just have to make sure I don't leave it to the last minute.


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