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Thread: Moonbeam's memory quilt

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    Junior Member geckos42's Avatar
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    6-month old "Moonbeam", so nicknamed by his parents, would have been 2 on August 17th. He had Hypoplasty Left-Heart Syndrome. Sadly, he departed as an angel New Year's Eve, from complications following surgery to improve his heart function.

    My granddaughter has a different congenital heart defect, but through my daughter's contact with Moonbeam's parents, I came to know them and wanted to do something quilted to memorialize him. He had such an infectious smile!

    To honor Moonbeam's short life, I made this memory quilt. It's 20X20 inches. Thanks to Sheila (a fellow board member) and her stash of fabric, I used her larger angel pattern for the center print and cut up my smaller version of the same print for use in the border.

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    That's a wonderful memorial and I know Moonbeam's parents will appreciate it. I hope your granddaughter is doing well.

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    Very cute

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    Wonderful memory and gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaOH
    That's a wonderful memorial and I know Moonbeam's parents will appreciate it. I hope your granddaughter is doing well.
    Thank you for the compliment and your concern.

    My 22-mo. old granddaughter will have her 3rd open-heart surgery in the near future. The procedure (Fontan) will permanently convert her 4-chambered heart to a 2-chambered heart since the anomaly affected her valve useless/irreparable. She IS doing well. She's a beautiful little girl, loved beyond measure by her older brother and sister, as well as her extended family.

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    That is a gorgeous quilt and generous of heart from you. It is a beautiful heirloom for these young people. Thank you for sharing.

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    Beautiful. What a great memory gift. Very fitting to his nickname.

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    What an upbeat memorial. Great

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    Perfect!!!

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    What a wonderful keepsake for these parents. Over the years they will be able to hold it and bring the good memories to mind. What a generous "giving" gift you made them! Praying for your grandbaby.

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