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Thread: Granddaughter's quilt .... gone but not forgotten

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    Senior Member ProudGranny5's Avatar
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    Oct 2009
    I am a self taught quilter. I decided to make my oldest granddaughter a quilt. It took me over 85 hours to make this quilt as I hand cut all her letters out for her name and sewed them. My husband drew me a moon for his part in the quilt. I traced my granddaughter's little hands as well.
    There is a story behind this quilt. Maggie always loved the moon and said it was 'her moon' and she would say she loved you more than the moon and stars and whole wide world. So with that ... I put her quilt together.
    As you can see, there is a big star and 2 smaller stars on one side. That is Maggie and her little twin sisters. The 2 stars by the moon are her 2 older step sisters. The 2005 was hand sewn as was the year she was born and on the other side I put 'Love Mamaw' with a heart.
    Long story short ... I found out past Thanksgiving Day, that the quilt was burnt as it had been torn and 'messed up' as Maggie said. Her older step-sister threw it in a fire. She was so sad.
    Needless to say...I was heart broken but held back my tears. I told Maggie that I would make her a new quilt and she could pick out the colors. Then the smile came on her face. I even told her that I still had her handprints to put back on the quilt. This new quilt...when I get it started will go to her daddy's house where it will be taken care of for sure.
    I still have 4 more to make for my other 2 sets of twins.
    Just a reminder to all you quilters...when you make a quilt 'out of love' for someone... you can't always expect it to be taken care of. Thanks for listening
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    paintedquilt's Avatar
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    Thank goodness for a wonderful Grandma like you. I hope the ss was punished. that was a mean trick

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    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
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    What a GREAT quilt , and you are so thoughtful to remake her another one :lol: Where was the adult supervision when the older SS was throwing it into a fire :? DGD will remember her help with the new one and make it even more special :thumbup:

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    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
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    East Oklahoma - pining for Massachusetts
    Poor little darling! Thank goodness Grandma can do it again. Send a pic when the new one is done.

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    Super Member SharonC's Avatar
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    Tucson, Arizona
    Wow....so sad, but a very happy ending. I love your quilt, but the story makes it even more special.

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    Desloge, MO
    What a great grandma... I guess I am still young and in the mother stage of my life.. Cause just reading what one child would do to something that was so special to the other child made me want to Whip her *ss.. That little girl would have learned what it was like to lose something that was precious to her.. Kids these days.. Beautiful work and an awesome grandma..

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    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
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    Jul 2009
    A million dollar view!
    You sound as if you handled this mess, beautifully. Sometimes the hardest thing is to not lash out as badly as the step child did. Sounds like she may have been jealous. How would you feel about making her one of her own? Use denims and flannels.

    Makes me concerned for the safety of your DG with the step-sister. I hope someone is keeping an eye on her and getting her some help.


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    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
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    In the middle of a mess...
    What a great grandma you are!
    I have some choice things I would have done to that child that burned that quilt.

    I'm glad you are making her a new one and this one will be taken care of.

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    Super Member blahel's Avatar
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    that quilt was gorgeous and obviously made with love. you are a wonderful grandma!

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    Big Bear Lake, CA
    That is such a labor of love and I am happy that your still able to make another one. She is a lucky little girl to have you as a grandma.

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