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Thread: My Gran's Christmas Quilt

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    Senior Member SazuBMidlands's Avatar
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    Hi All
    I was in touch a few months ago to ask about how to make a Grandmothers Choice block, as I was making my Grandma a quilt for Christmas. Well I thought you might like to see the finished result.

    Its got a Dresden Plate, because its pretty, and I made it before I planned the rest. The Grandmothers Choice and Grandmothers Flower Garden are obvious, although she did used to be good in the garden too though.

    The Card Trick is since she like playing cards, The Maple Leaf because we went with my parents to Canada a few years ago, and Sarahs Favourite, since my name is Sarah.

    The Friendship Star is also fairly obvious, the freestyle applique is based on a scrabble board, which she loves playing, and the Chimneys and Cornerstones since its the traditional one for home and family. (I read Jennifer Chiaverini!).

    Im aware some of the blocks have other names, or that the same name can also mean another block, but these are the names I worked with and why.

    Hope you like it
    Sarah

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    It is wonderful!! Gran is going to love it. How can you keep it a secret until Christmas? Love it!

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    Beautiful! There is just NO way I could keep a quilt that pretty a secret until Christmas. In fact, I'm goiong to call your Gran and tell her all about it!!!!!

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    LOVE THOSE COLORS,,,,,Very Pretty

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    That is great!!!!! She will love it!

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    How special is that!!! It's absolutely wonderful that you put so much thought and love into your gran's quilt! What a beautiful gift from a wonderful grandaughter. You did a beautiful job!!! I really like the scrabble board...so very clever!

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    What a beautiful and thoughtful quilt. I hope that you attached a label saying what each block is and why you chose it. You are a very loving granddaughter and I know your Grandmother will really charish it. Thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful! I love that the blocks each have special meaning. I hope you write that down for your gran.

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    Great job, it's beautiful. Love the colors.

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    It is gorgeous... I love the way you did it with each block having a special meaning for her...

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