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Thread: Grandson's Christmas present

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    Grandson's Christmas present

    My grandson gifted me with these beautiful blocks of his handprint transformed into an owl sitting on a branch...any suggestions on how I can incorporate them into a quilt? Any suggestion would be appreciated...by the way isn't that the cutest thing you have ever seen (I know I'm biased but can't help myself)...by the way he gave me 4 blocks to work with...
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    Sew cute!!! No sure what you could do , sorry.

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    A wall hanging. Very cute.
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    Okay, that's RIDICULOUSLY cute!

    You could look for patterns that use panels, and treat the four blocks as the panels?

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    I just came across Judy Hopkins' book Design Your Own Quilts .... I know it's an older book (1998) but I'm slow .... it's given me a lot of ideas for mixing various blocks to make my own unique quilt.

    ditto the suggestion for creating a wall hanging. Those are precious one-of-a-kind blocks! How lucky you are!
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    If those blocks were mine, I'd make a quilt for his Mother for next Christmas.
    It would be fun to find fabric that has owls in it and/or a woodland scene.

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    I am one of those Grandmas who likes to put the things my DGC make for me up where I can see them, so I would go for a wall hanging. They are so cute.

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    That is to cute for words. I would make a wall hanging as I would be afraid it would fade/wash away. Wall hangings don't get washed much, if at all so it would be safe over the years.

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    You could make a pillow adding multiple fabric borders that coordinate with the room where you would like to keep it. My grandaughters each made me similar blocks with floral designs....I added borders that coordinated with their bedrooms and gave them as part of their birthday presents. Their mom was thrilled, I think, to get her precious daughters' artwork back as a permanent momento.

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    Photo copy them and make replica of his drawings using fabric and appliqué then you can turn it into a quilt that you use together when he visits

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    I would make a wall hanging, or frame them as is and display them prominently in my home. They would be way to precious for me to put them in a quilt that would get washed, I'd be too worried about the inks fading.

    What a wonderful idea and gift this is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trif View Post
    Photo copy them and make replica of his drawings using fabric and appliqué then you can turn it into a quilt that you use together when he visits
    Another great idea. I've saved some of my son's drawings and plan to do this with them.

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    I'm looking again at the cute owl, is that on fabric? Did he paint them? If so them just stitch around each piece with coordinating thread color and use the blocks in a quilt, if the paint fades no big deal, you will still see his art work bordered with your thread. Will be super cute!!!

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    What a great idea! I would do a wall hanging, his 4 hands, and make one of your hand too and add it! Perfect memory to be handed down. (Hee Hee, handed down)
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    the BQ quilt patters is a great one for highlighting large designs - you didn't say how big they are...but with four blocks you could make a wall hanging as several have mentioned or add more for lap quilt. There are three BQ patterns - I'm talking about the one without the number, which wwas actually BQ1.
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    I didn't realize I had posted this upside down..lol... here it is right side up...thanks for the ideas..I knew yall would help me think of something...
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    I love it. That is something to be treasured and I agree with the wall hanging suggestion. How precious!

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    I also would go have some color photo copies made, laminate them and use them as place mats. They are beyond cute.

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