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I don't make art quilts, I make blankies.....

I don't make art quilts, I make blankies.....

Old 07-13-2011, 07:39 AM
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When I want to try out new blocks or ideas I will scrap up a lap size quilt to try it out. I quilt and finish them and stack them up as I know they will all find a home somewhere. I had a stack sitting on the stairs the other day when a friend came over to visit with her 2yr old foster daughter. The little girl came over to the stack and picked out a very bright orange/pink/purple quilt and wrapped up in it. There was no way she was letting it go and there was nothing in the universe that would inspire me to try and make her. It was her blankie, even thought I had not met her when I made it. I told her that it was her blankie now and also gave her a rag doll I had just finished which she promptly wrapped up in the quilt. The look on her face, her bright eyes and soft almost a whispered "thank you" was priceless and is exactly why I make blankies. She spent the rest of our visit sitting quietly in a chair next to me while I showed her mom how to make the dissapearing four patch block. All during her visit she held on to the doll and the quilt on her lap.
I am now making her a doll quilt and some dolly PJ's as she wants to take the doll to bed with her.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:41 AM
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Oh my, I've got tears running down my face. What a treasured time for both of you!
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:42 AM
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What a great and inspring story. So glad you brought some joy to this little girl.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:42 AM
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That is so sweet, just the right person to love that quilt.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:45 AM
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Yes, that's what quilting is all about.
I made my four year old granddaughter a quilt, my guild was looking for quilts to fill in their display and I wanted to hang mine. I asked Ms Ashley if I could borrow hers for a couple of days, she said NO!! Grama, I can't sleep without my blankie. Needless to say, I didn't display a quilt.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:47 AM
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Awwwww. Precious moments for sure!!!
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GOD bless you. BrendaK :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:56 AM
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Now that's why we quilt - for the pure joy. :) How wonderful of you!
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:57 AM
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Priceless memories!!!! I am sure you will always remember that moment!!!!
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