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Thread: 9 Years - Finally finished. Whew!

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    Super Member quiltingnonie's Avatar
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    9 Years - Finally finished. Whew!

    When my DD was a senior in HS, she had made a baby quilt for one of her teachers, and felt she was now an experienced quilt maker and wanted to make a larger one for herself. She picked out a pattern- which I told her was a bit difficult for a beginner. But being 17, she went ahead anyway. She chose all the fabrics, but I did help with the rotary cutting. Well then she was off to college, then Europe, then marriage. This past summer I was at her house helping her make room for baby #2. Wadded up in the back of a closet was the quilt. She said "Oh throw that out - I made a mess of it." She had used cheap polyester batting, an old sheet for the backing, and tried quilting it with invisible thread on her little cheap machine. It WAS a mess! I claimed to throw it out, but brought it home. Spent months picking out the quilting, bought new cotton batting and backing and had it LA quilted. She has no clue, and I am wrapping it up for Christmas for her daughter - my 1st grandchild. I felt my DD did an excellent job in making the quilt top, just couldn't "throw it out"!

    I couldn't resist adding a pic of my sweet GD (14mo) who will get the quilt, with her baby brother (4mo) Guaranteed to make you smile!
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    The quilt is beautiful. I am glad that you took the time to repair it for your DD. She will be brought to tears I think! Beautiful babies too!

    Kyia
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    Wonderful idea, and way to pretty to throw out. My dil shopped for fabric for her unborn baby girl..that turned out to be a boy. I made her a quilt with it and she will get it for Christmas also. Six years later...
    It will really surprise your daughter and your grand will reallyhave a treasure. They are very cute.

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    You daughter did an awesome job on color choice and piecing and you are a miracle worker. Rescuing/restoring the quilt must have been a huge job. But the story of it will be told in the family for many years. Thanks for sharing the quilt and the story with us.
    jean

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    The quilt is pretty but the babies are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

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    Those kids are such cuties! The quilt is very nice - I am glad you did not throw it away but finished it instead. It will be an heirloom.

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    What a wonderful story. Your dd will surely be surprised when she sees her quilt and what a great story that will be passed on with the quilt.

    Darling grannies, I might add.

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    Oh my gosh that is beautiful!!

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    I love this story. Well done on finishing it for her.
    Home is where the heart is, and a few scrappy quilts.

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    Your daughter did an amazing job on the quilt top. Boy is she going to be surprised.
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    So glad you didn't throw out the "mess" ! Beautiful and so are those grandbabies !

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    Very touching story and beautiful grandkids and quilt. Leave it to grandma to add the wisdom and memories.
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    very pretty
    When life gives you scraps, quilt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by grammiepamie View Post
    The quilt is pretty but the babies are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I agree. Gorgeous. I really love the colors and the babies are divine. I am sure she will have tears when she sees what you did.

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    This is the stuff family quilts are made of. You did a wonderful job from the rescue to the restoration.

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    beautiful quilt, she pick out some nice colors, and i guess she will be in tears. go job.

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    I am so glad you saved her quilt for her daughter, It is so pretty. Your granchildren are beautiful.
    Kacy from OK

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    Very pretty. I thought I was the only one that took that long to get one done.LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyiav10 View Post
    The quilt is beautiful. I am glad that you took the time to repair it for your DD. She will be brought to tears I think! Beautiful babies too!

    Kyia
    It is worth all your effort, very pretty.

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    Beautiful quilt, quilting and last but not least Babies. Good color choices,
    Another Phyllis
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    She will be so shocked when she sees it!

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    what a great story. It really makes my heart smile that you were able to do that for her. I hope she realizes how lucky she is. The quilt came out beautiful. Great job Grandma!
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    Good save and well worth it. Cute babies too.

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    Oh my, what handsome children. The quilt is just beautiful. What a treasure the two of you have created

    Have you ever heard of using an eyebrow shaper for ripping. It is guarded blade that has slits. I put it between the quilt backing and batting to rip quilting out such as the original quilting and don't get holes in my backing. It is fast and easy and so far I have never gotten any holes in any tops or backings. I do rip between the backing the batting just in case.
    DEB CAVAN

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    Oh Wow!!! What a labor of love!!....She's gonna be so surprised and will love it!! Your grands are cutie-patooties!!!!
    Michelle

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