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Thread: 68 yr old baby quilt

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    68 yr old baby quilt

    Cleaning out my cedar chest and I came across my husbands baby quilt handmade in 1943 by his mother/grandmother.
    I remember asking MIL why it was made with pink fabric and she said back then they used alot of pink for boys.
    Guess Sunbonnet Sue/Farner boy has been around for a long time.
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    Awesome quilt! You are so lucky to have it.

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    What a treasure!! Interesting that it is twice as long as it is wide -- probably easier to wrap the baby.

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    that is really cute, my hubby has one from the same era-and it is pink and purple

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    what a treasure to pass down the generations
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    Quote Originally Posted by mighty View Post
    Awesome quilt! You are so lucky to have it.
    Here here.
    God Bless you all.
    Heather.

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    Awesome quilt

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    WOW - Just beautiful, and thanks for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Beautiful and so special

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    My MIL mentioned that her mother made her a SBS for her first baby also. She had all boys. She can't find it now. I made her a new one for Christmas. I like this with the big blocks. I think she said her's was pink too. Didn't know what you were having back then.
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    what beautiful colors and pattern, and still in such great shape...

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    The colors are still so fresh. I have my 1st quilt made by my grandfather. It is faded, but then it is 80 years old.

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    What a treasure!

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    Back in those days I beleive they made the quilts to cover the baby in the cribs - narrow, but long. and it covered teh babies well also when held - they were not swaddled in teh quilt. I saw so many of these long narrow quilts back in my days growing up ... about the same time era.
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    Neat that you have it! A special treasure.
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    How cute, what a treasure!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    What a wonderful treasure!
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    how special
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    What a treasured find. I looks in wonderful shape and will be a terrific family heirloom to pass down. Thank you for sharing.
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    Good of you to have it. Also, back in those days you did the baby's sex until it was born.
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