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Thread: Moonbeam's memory quilt

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    Junior Member geckos42's Avatar
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    6-month old "Moonbeam", so nicknamed by his parents, would have been 2 on August 17th. He had Hypoplasty Left-Heart Syndrome. Sadly, he departed as an angel New Year's Eve, from complications following surgery to improve his heart function.

    My granddaughter has a different congenital heart defect, but through my daughter's contact with Moonbeam's parents, I came to know them and wanted to do something quilted to memorialize him. He had such an infectious smile!

    To honor Moonbeam's short life, I made this memory quilt. It's 20X20 inches. Thanks to Sheila (a fellow board member) and her stash of fabric, I used her larger angel pattern for the center print and cut up my smaller version of the same print for use in the border.

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    That's a wonderful memorial and I know Moonbeam's parents will appreciate it. I hope your granddaughter is doing well.

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    Very cute

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    Wonderful memory and gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaOH
    That's a wonderful memorial and I know Moonbeam's parents will appreciate it. I hope your granddaughter is doing well.
    Thank you for the compliment and your concern.

    My 22-mo. old granddaughter will have her 3rd open-heart surgery in the near future. The procedure (Fontan) will permanently convert her 4-chambered heart to a 2-chambered heart since the anomaly affected her valve useless/irreparable. She IS doing well. She's a beautiful little girl, loved beyond measure by her older brother and sister, as well as her extended family.

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    That is a gorgeous quilt and generous of heart from you. It is a beautiful heirloom for these young people. Thank you for sharing.

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    Beautiful. What a great memory gift. Very fitting to his nickname.

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    What an upbeat memorial. Great

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    Perfect!!!

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    What a wonderful keepsake for these parents. Over the years they will be able to hold it and bring the good memories to mind. What a generous "giving" gift you made them! Praying for your grandbaby.

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    So generous of you! It's perfect.

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    What a wonderful quilt!

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    That's lovely, it almost brings tears to my eyes to see it and learn the background. Losing a child is terrible to hear about and must be heart breakingly horrible to experience. Prayers going out to them.

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    That is a beautiful quilt theme. Love it.

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    What a precious gift you have made from the heart.

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    Something to treasure forever. It brought tears to my eyes. I will keep your grand-daughter in my thoughts and prayers.

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    This is so weird- my cousin died on New Year's Eve and lived for 12 years with a really bad heart condition.
    Beautiful quilt for Moonbeam's parents :)

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    What a wonderful gift for a sorely grieving family! Thank you!

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    gifts from the heart are the best..Bless you for taking the time to make this beautiful quilt for them. the fabric is perfect.

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    God Bless You!!! :thumbup:

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    Wonderful memory quilt and what a precious gift you have made from the heart.

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    Beautiful quilt. Pray for your grand. What is her name. I always wanted a little girl to tag after my 3 sons.

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    Lovely memorial, some time past, I made an all white pieced Christmas stocking, the family hangs it with theirs every year, in honor of their "angel". piecefully, the old one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Quilter
    Something to treasure forever. It brought tears to my eyes. I will keep your grand-daughter in my thoughts and prayers.
    Me too, especially since my first great grandchild was born a week ago and he is in good health. May in Jersey

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    A precious quilt for a precious child.

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