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Thread: Grandpa block

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    Senior Member Sewflower's Avatar
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    Need help please! My sister and I are doing a wedding sampler quilt for my niece. We are trying to impliment blocks that are about her life and family. I can not seem to find a block about grandfather or grandpa what so ever. He was our wonderful brother who has went on his heavenly journey. We are doing 10 inch blocks Can anyone help?

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    What did he do for a living, any hobbies, a favorite animal? If you can't find a granpa block use something like that. Quilter's Cache has "Grampy's Shirts". It's paper piecing which I do not like but you may. Was he in the service?

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    Perhaps a photo of him:)

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    How about Kings crown with is name in the middle or a star block with is picture in it.

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    There are not many Grandfather / Grandpa blocks out there we should make sure we fix this. How about a photo of your daughter and her grandfather maybe when she was a baby or a little girl? Just a thought.

    Susan

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    Here's one, it's 16", but you should be able to pare it down to the size you want.

    http://www.quilterscache.com/G/GrampysShirtsBlock.html

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    How about a block that relates to the state he was born/married or lived in? I've used the Ohio Star for such a block. You could also design one using his initials, with squares and 1/2 triangles. Do you know if he went to college or what he did for a living? Did he have a hobby like fishing? All can be creatively used. Even a sunbonnet boy (can't remember the name they gave him!), or a pet block works. Lots of choices!

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