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Thread: Baby Quilt for my "Other Granddaughter"

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    Senior Member Quilting Nonnie's Avatar
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    Baby Quilt for my "Other Granddaughter"

    My daughter grew up with a friend. They met in third grade and stayed friends right through to now...22 years later. They spent a lot of time at our house. One summer they decided to spend a whole month sleeping over with each other. Between her mom and I, they managed to be at one or the others house for that month.

    Jen, my daughter's friend, came from a rougher home life and loved being at our house. Another summer I helped my kids and Jen make entries for the fair. They submitted baked goods and crafts.

    Jen started calling me her "other mother" in high school. She is very dear to me. She sends my husband and I birthday cards and ones for Mother and Father's Day every year.

    Now Jen and her hubby are expecting their first baby in January. The other night they had a baby shower and I made a quilt for my "other granddaughter."

    I quilted around each square by machine then tied all the rest of the quilt. I used a hand quilting method of burying the thread so strings wouldn't be available to baby.

    Most of the squares and rectangles were meant to be quilt labels. On each of those I wrote two baby milestones of the first year, like first smile, first laugh, sits up alone, crawls, etc. I gave her the pigma pen I had used so she can write on it when baby passes each milestone. It will make a nice keepsake.

    I used one of the squares on the back to make a label. The computer wouldn't upload that picture. I'm just glad I got the other two up.

    I'm going on and on, I know. This is the first finished quilt I've had in about a year. I've been working on The Farmer's Wife quilt with all its 110-6" blocks. Lots of fun, but about all I can manage to do.
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    Very nice, she will love it.

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    That is soo cute. I'm sure she will love it.
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    I don't know why only 3/4 of the quilt showed. Probably because I didn't compress it to a smaller size. I'll try again.
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    What a great idea!! This is such a treasure, you know you'll have to make one for all of their future kids. (The first one gets all the good stuff)
    ------- Second-born

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    Well, that didn't help, did it?
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    How special from a special person in her life. God bless you and the new baby. BrendaK
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    Precious!!
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    Super cute! Enjoyed your story.
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    Very beautiful and what a wonderful keepsake for the baby and parents as well. Great job; made with much love. Thank you for sharing.
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    QuiltingNonnie, Very pretty quilt for a very pretty young lady, I'm sure this will mean a lot to her.
    Keep plugging away with the Farmers Wife quilt.
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    That is adorable, love the duckies on the back.
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    Darling quilt!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    Very cute quilt and great idea and job.
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    That is so cute. Jen is lucky to have you in her life.

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    Thank's for sharing the story and the quilt; both were just lovely!
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    That is so sweet! And what a treasure she'll have with all the documentations of milestones....great idea!!!!
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    Very nice job!
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    That is precious. I bet she loves it! Regarding the picture being cut off all you have to do is go to the bottom of the picture and move the bar under it to the right and you see the whole quilt.

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    That is a wonderful gift and a great idea to put each "first" on the quilt and gift the pen, as well. Great Job. It will be loved.
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    What a clever idea to incorporate the "firsts" into a quilt. Well done!
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    What a wonderful idea.

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    That is so sweet. That is so neat that she can write down all her milestones. It will be a great keepsake.
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    A very special quilt for a very special relationship! The quilt is adorable and will be a keepsake in that family.
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    very special she will love it

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