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Thread: New Family Tradition?

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    I started something this year and I'll see how it pans out next Christmas. I made each of my older two kids their own little quilt item as one of their Christmas gifts and they opened them on Christmas morning. Then, on Christmas day night, I told them they could choose one of the quilts I have hung up or on display in the house as part of their Christmas 09. Of course I had my favorite quilt projects hung up and out, and while it was hard to part with two of my quilts, it gave me a lot of pleasure watching them choose what they wanted and knowing they will be enjoying them as they take them back to their homes. I think I'll do that again next year.

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    How neat...what a awesome tradition to start

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    What a great idea! Now they will always remember when they got the quilts.

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    What a lovely idea and Tradition to start... I love it.

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    Did you have any thoughs on what each might pick? How close were you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Did you have any thoughs on what each might pick? How close were you?
    I thought sure my daughter would choose the wall quilt hanging in my hallway (the pretty purple one I had posted here somewhere). I had it professionally long-armed, and just absolutely loved it. But she chose the little quilt I have in the hall bathroom - there was a matching piece on the toliet she wanted, too -- I said sure. I thought my son would choose the one I made from scraps I had from a quilt I'd made him a couple of years ago. But he chose an older paper-pieced wall quilt. Go figure! I'm attaching what my daughter took. I don't have a picture of the one my son took (agh!).
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    I LOVE your idea & new tradition!! :thumbup: The pieces that your DD picked are so lovely. I can see why she would want them. Your DS picked out the one that drew him to it. Isn't that wonderful? Thank you for sharing your special Christmas project with all of us, here on the QB.
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    What a wonderful idea!!

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    I like that idea...may have to do that some year. Of course, I'll put away all my favorites. :-))

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    wow. This is an awesome idea. I may try something like that. If not in 2010 then in the next year or two.

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    What a super idea!! Might just have to steal/borrow that, I am now making quilts with nobody in mind, that would be such fun!

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    What a great way to share!

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    Thats cool! :thumbup:

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    That was a wonderful idea. My mom has some beautiful quilts and tops folded neatly inside a trunk, but no one can have them or enjoy them until she is through keeping them folded neatly in the trunk.

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    I did this with my oil paintings, and it was hard to part with some of them, but the joy in their eyes to have something I made was worth all of the effort.

    Your DD chose wisely, very very nice!

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    What a great tradition.

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    How inpsiring! I believe you have resolved my gift idea dilemma for next Christmas. I love that idea and I found it most interesting that your children picked items different then the ones you thought they would - but they will think of you each and every time they pass that item in their own homes. Thanks for sharing.

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    I love this idea :D:D:D I bet your kids will be looking forward to their new quilts each year!!!

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    I like your idea, too. Only recently, have I shared some of my quilted creations and the response has been wonderful. I like how your new tradition works and it might be something for my own family to start.

    Your daughter made a good choice. I like both pieces.

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    Your tradition is a great idea.

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