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Baby quilts for the future?

Old 06-15-2020, 11:30 AM
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Make them. Baby quilts are fun and cheery and who doesn't love fun and cheery?
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Old 06-15-2020, 03:56 PM
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Our oldest Granddaughter didn't want kids for a long time. At 32 she just had our 6th Great Granddaughter and hope to have another fairly soon.

Never know what people may do.

I need to make up more and keep a bit bigger if the Great Grands like quilts.

I donate quilts for foster kids in my county.
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Old 06-15-2020, 05:19 PM
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I did that several years ago, not because I planned on going anywhere but because I wanted my mom to hand quilt them. My first two grandchildren came by marriage and we weren't lucky enough to know them as babies. I hoped there would be more but did not know. I made a boy and girl quilt and my mother quilted them. She's still with us but had a stroke and would find quilting difficult today (although she knits like a demon!). I put them away for whenever.

Two weeks ago, our daughter had a baby girl and cried when I gave her the quilt made by grandma and great-grandma. Preparation is never wasted. Enjoy!
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Old 06-15-2020, 11:43 PM
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Many years ago- my fathers secretary became pregnant and my mother asked my grandmother to make a quilt. (My mother does not sew. My grandmother was a garment worker in Spanish Harlem. My aunt has won actual blue ribbons for her quilting)
Grandma makes the quilt and mom decided it was too cute to give away and .... Didn't get invited to the shower/christening. Sent along a purchased gift anyway and put away the quilt.

It turned out to be the last quilt my grandmother made. She gave it to me when I was pregnant with my son.

Make the quilts.
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Old 06-16-2020, 05:41 AM
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---When I started this thread, I was working on a baby quilt for friend who will be a first time GGM in Nov. (She doesn't know I started it) Don't know the gender. So that top is finished and will be quilted later i is the first top of 6 going into the box for grand children. I stll have time to make a quilt for my friend.

I love reading all the resonses to this tread as I"m sure other quilter injoyed them, too. Some on the comments made me tear up and confirmed I'm on the right track.

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Old 06-16-2020, 06:15 AM
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I have at least 4 totes filled with baby quilts and a few afghans. when one of my kids announces their having a baby they get to choose a couple things from the totes. I also make a special quilt for each baby. I also "shop' from my totes if i need a quick gift. Even if all my children have as many kids as i did, there will be quilts to give the next generation. My youngest has agreed to be the "keeper of the quilts" if anything happens to me and dole them out as needed. If there are any left after that she will donate them to a pregnancy center of womens shelter for kids in need.
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Old 06-16-2020, 07:43 AM
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Love all the answers! Definitely make the baby quilts - there always seems to be a need - somewhere - for them.
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Old 06-18-2020, 11:01 AM
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Default Yes, make those quilts!

Originally Posted by Julienm1 View Post
Please don't think I'm morbid, but I am a realist. I'll be 70 in 2 months, have two sons=1 married but no idea if they will have have children and the other...well no serious relationship. But in their 30s and yes they all know I quilt.

Delima...I have the fabric, have the time, found baby quilts I'd love to make. So should I make 6 baby quilts for the future? I'd make them gender neutral. I don't feel comfortable asking married son anything about family plans.

No idea how long I'll be able to sew with minor vision issues and arthriis (sp) setting in.

Just looking for other opinions.

Please make those quilts -- not long ago my granddaughter who lives in Houston received for her daughter, my Great Granddaughter who is 15 months old, from her great aunt in east TN a baby quilt that her mom (my former mother-in-law) made over a quarter of a century ago before her death and left for her future great, great grandkids! She evidently left several baby quilts for that purpose! I am 82 and she taught me to quilt. That is the most valuable thing she has received since she was born!!!
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Old 06-20-2020, 03:53 AM
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Our youngest daughter asked me to knit afghans for her future babies to assure they have one from gramma. I always ask the child for a color preference, so I guess I should make several. This is not a big deal but it does remind me that you never know what the future will bring. The afghans can always be donated.
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Old 06-20-2020, 06:08 PM
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My mom died at 51 and never met my three girls. I’m 47, none of my girls are married and there are 6 quilts in my cedar chest for their kids, if I’m not around when the time comes. If I’m still here, they’ll get more than one.
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