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Thread: Grandmother's Quilt

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    Super Member Yosamitesa's Avatar
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    Feb 2011
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    Grandmother's Quilt

    My grandmother is an amazing and phenomenal woman. She has been through so much in her life. On December 1, 2012, she and my grandfather celebrated 69 years of marriage. In April they both entered the hospital sick. On April 24th, 2013, my grandfather passed away. On April 25th, 2013, she went home and prepared to bury her husband. They were best friends. They were soul mates. They were what love is supposed to be, forever. This Sunday is Mother's Day. I knew there was no better way to celebrate her and to celebrate life than with a quilt of her own.

    What started out as strip scraps...

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    Eventually morphed and turned into something pretty and nice...

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    However, I was not done there. It was pretty, but it needed something to personalize it and make it a little bit more feminine, so borders were added.

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    The top was completed and ready to be sandwiched and the quilting was started. How do you quilt something like this? How do you find the right stitch? Sitting I thought about it for a while before pulling out my sewing machine book to look at the stitches. There it was, at the bottom...a "quilting stitch"

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    After a couple of hours, the quilting was finished and the binding was done. I only shed a few tears while sewing this while thinking of my grandmother and my grandfather. He would have loved this quilt and been proud that his granddaughter made it with her own two hands. My grandmother will love it, but most of all, I know it will help keep her warm on those days that my grandfather would have done it. I'm so blessed to have witnessed such an amazing union between two people and the love that guided them through their lives together. So, here it is...my Grandmother's Quilt!!!

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    How wonderful! She will be so pleased and touched by your love.

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    Touching story and so rare for people to enjoy that long a married life.

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    How kind and thoughtful. It's beautiful.

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    Super Member Yosamitesa's Avatar
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    Thanks. I'm very proud of it!!! When I finished it last night I sat and stared at it. Tonight I'm making the label out of one of my grandfather's shirts before I wash it.

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    It's so pretty. You are so thoughtful. I know grandma will love it and I also know granddad will watch over. HUGS.

    ~If you can't turn the corners of your mouth up...let the middle sag!~

    "Be not afraid, only believe."

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    That is so very beautiful, She is going to love it.
    Malega K.

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    Senior Member neeng's Avatar
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    Make sure you give her a copy of everything you said in this page when you give her the quilt. She will be so proud and happy!! Great job.
    This fabric would be just perfect for a....

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    Johnson City, TN.
    So sorry to hear about your Grandfather. This is a beautiful quilt that you have filled with love. I think making the label from one of his shirts will be the perfect way to finish the quilt. God bless your Grandmother.

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    The quilt is lovely and your grandmother will treasure it.
    Lori - MamaBear

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