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Thread: My Avatar Quilt

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    My avatar is the third quilt I ever made, and the first full sized one. I made it for my grandfather's 90th birthday. The photos are of family, and the top row shows him and Grandma, their wedding photo and their 50th anniversary photo. The lattice blocks are autograph blocks that family and friends signed. Grandpa was from Ohio, hence the Ohio star with the heart in the middle. The photos were done by a special process that guaranteed they would last for at least 50 washings, and since this quilt has been washed at least 10 times, they were worth the price.

    The little pillow is one I made for Grandpa after Gram died. He kept it with him always.

    Virgil & Clara Engagement photos, then Wedding Photo, then 50th Anniversary Photo
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    Grandpa on his 90th birthday
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    Memorial pillow. Real velvet, and I made the roses
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    Awwwhh, this is such a special quilt, your Granpa must treasure it Gail!! Beautiful :D :D :D

    Oh I jumped in before your pictures had finished loading....I changed my mind...your quilt and pillow are AWESOME!!!

    How YOUNG does your Grandpa look!!!!!! :shock: :D :D :D

    Sorry about the loss of your Grandma though :cry: :cry:

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    This is so special, you made me miss my grampa. Memories are such a wonderful thing.

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    Beautiful Gai. I am glad you posted it. This is definiatly more beautiful then your avatar shows.

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    Thanks Izzy! Grandpa was 90 years old in 1995. Wasn't he a handsome man!!! He died in 2002, aged 96 years. He was strong and good until the last year or two, and I still miss both he and Grandma. I really learned how to quilt specifically so I could make that quilt for him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    Thanks Izzy! Grandpa was 90 years old in 1995. Wasn't he a handsome man!!! He died in 2002, aged 96 years. He was strong and good until the last year or two, and I still miss both he and Grandma. I really learned how to quilt specifically so I could make that quilt for him.
    Oh dear, I am sorry for your loss, so was the quilt returned to you, on Granpa's death? It must mean the world to you and your family, what a treasure :D

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    WOW!! That is precious and gorgeous all in one quilt! I love his 90th photo--what a dear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Oh dear, I am sorry for your loss, so was the quilt returned to you, on Granpa's death? It must mean the world to you and your family, what a treasure :D

    Thanks Izzy. Yes, the quilt came back to me, and my only niece has already told me that it comes to her. So it will be appreciated in the future

    . I think I need to go back over some of the signatures, because they have faded in the wash. But the photos have lasted beautifully.

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    What a precios gift and remeberance for grandpa.
    I'll bet he shed a few tears over it.
    Way to go.

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