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Thread: Made my heart sing!

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    Super Member tjradj's Avatar
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    My oldest great niece is 5 1/2. I made a "Dazzling Diamonds" quilt out of batiks for her when she was born. It's pink and purple and green and blue, with a pink bed sheet for the backing. I just love it, even though it was one of my first machine quilts, and let's just say, the stitching is a "little" wonky.
    A while ago, I was over there and it was carefully displayed on the quilt rack. I asked my niece why her daughter didn't have it on her bed?
    She, of course, was shocked. Use it? It's too pretty!
    So, I filled her in. I explained to her that yes, it's pretty, thank you, but it really IS meant to be used!
    So yesterday the "gang" was over there celebrating a late Christmas and I was totally delighted to see the kids making a fort with the quilt lovingly draped over some chairs.
    I told my great niece then that I had made it for her when she was a baby. Her eyes lit up like diamonds and she gave me the biggest hug a little sprite of a girl can give! My heart sang!

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    i too want quilts used i would rather they be worn out than put away

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    Yes!!! That's what my quilts are for: forts, sick in bed days, warm and cozy on a winter night.....:)

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    What a sweet story!!

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    Quilt forts are awesome. My 4 kids recently covered our living room in a quilt city. Perfect.

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    Yeah if they use them up you got an excuse to make more! Whatcha thing?

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    Great story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Yes!!! That's what my quilts are for: forts, sick in bed days, warm and cozy on a winter night.....:)
    Yes, absolutely.

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    what a great story. I love it when quilts are old, and loved.

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