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Thread: plan for great grandkids quilt

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    Super Member wordpaintervs's Avatar
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    Although I am a novice quilter, i try...as each great grandchild reaches a second birthday to make them a simple quilt. I sent an e-mail to the mothers yesterday evening, (2 birthdays coming up soon) suggesting the following quilt for this year. I asked them to take 4 paper plates and labeling each as to right or left, trace out each foot and hand. I would then take a color solid and cut templates to use. I plan to applique them onto a square...ie: 8 inch square. Thinking in terms of 3 squares across and 3 down as the main attraction, or only pattern for the follow up squares till I achieved the size I want...square1, row one would hold a left hand with a print (using childs favorite color) square next to it and followed by the right hand. Square 1 and 3 of row 2 would have the same print color and in the middle would be in permanent ink or embroidered the childs name. Row 3 would be like row 1 except it would have the feet. I might put sahings between the blocks and just build them up...what do you think. It would be special for them as they grew up to see their hands and feet and what their favorite color was. I could not find hands to serve as an example nor did I show the squares dividing,but am sending a very simple example. What do you guys think of this concept? (Crossing my fingers that I picked up the right picture to show as an example....giggling)

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    sorry for the paws...but that could be yet another quilt idea for pet lovers, couldn't it. giggling at my silly self and hope it brought a laugh. After all I did warn you I could find a hand shape ...only the feet. Happy New year to all.

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    thanks. be a small scale memory type quilt. Maybe when they turn 21 I'll do one with big hands and feet. giggle. Thanks for the reply.

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    What a NEAT idea ! And when they turn 21 , you can saw I remember when you where this little :wink:

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    It would also be fun to collect them every year or two and make a graduation quilt with little to big feet. Cute idea!

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    That would be a good idea. Not necessarily a new quilt each year, but a foot/hand template for down the road for that 'growth collection'...yep...good thinking there. I finally found a supply house for doll stuff. Maybe if I can't get what I need locally, I can take a chance on getting it there. CR Crafts. Will send link if anyone wants it, as I saved the link to my desktop...actually, I will go find it and send using this arena. Thanks everyone for the comments.

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    I think it's a great idea. What great memories the quilts would bring.

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    I love this idea!!! They can play match their hands and feet with it :D:D:D

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    thanks for all the comments. Too bad I don't have a photo thing....perhaps instead of a name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs
    thanks for all the comments. Too bad I don't have a photo thing....perhaps instead of a name.
    all you need for a photo is your printer and fabric sheets for the printer to print onto. There are several manufacturers that make them. I have made several photo quilts, and family love them. You could add the name and details on each side of the picture in the center row. I think you have a wonderful idea!!!!

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