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Thread: Christmas quilt, special memories

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    This was such a fun quilt to make. My daughter got married last year and I was finishing a big nice quilt for her brother who had just gotten married, so I knew her nice quilt would have to wait. She always was sentimental about a couple of Christmas traditions we had while she was growing up, so since this was their first Christmas together I thought a Christmas quilt, throw size, would be a great, and easy quilt to make quickly. The pattern was super easy, as you can tell, it was the great fabrics I was able to find, that made it so great. Every Christmas Eve, we would light all the candles in the livingroom, make hot chocolate, and read "Twas the Night Before Christmas". While looking at fabrc online I found this great black and grey fabric with Santa flying over village houses, then I found a fabric with large cups of cocoa, the light green fabric is the words of "Twas the night before Christmas", and another with candles....then I found a christmas toile on ebay that was really cheap... it didn't really fit my theme though...until I remembered how my daughter would get up christmas morning and she couldn't wait to see her stocking, didn't care so much about the presents, when I also found the large border print of stockings, I knew I needed to do a 2 sided quilt. The pictures are taken with the quilt sideways, so I could get my kids in it, hope you can get the idea.

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    Lovely quilt. It seems like the fabric was at the right place at the right time for you to find it.

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    Wonderful quilt for a very good looking couple. Filled with great memories for her

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    What a neat idea. It will bring many smiles for years to come.

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    What a great quilt!!!

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    What a wonderful gift for your daughter. Her smile says it all!!!

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    Really nice idea. It's remarkable how they remember all of the Christmas traditions from their childhood. They will continue those Christmas activities and preparations in their own homes. My daughter loves the countdown calendar and does one with her two sons. Makes me smile to see their little trees fill with ornaments as the holidays approach.

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    A wonderful idea! Beautiful kids!

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    Very nice!

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    What a wonderful quilt and story. Don't you love it when everything just comes together like that.

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    Lovely quilt, with a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing both!

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    So very special and just perfect in every way. You were truly blessed with a lovely family, lovely traditions that are still appreciated, and with the timing in finding just the right fabric. Very heartwarming story.

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    Wow, that is a cool quilt. And filled with wonderful memories for her. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great Quilt, I am sure they will help make many Christmas memories for them.

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    It is wonderful how you were able to give your daughter a tangible way to take her childhood Christmas memories into her new married life. What a loving and insightful thing to do.

    I love the quilt. Christmas day on one side and Christmas eve on the other.

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    Beautiful quilt with lots of memories in the future.

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    Lovely quilt sure to be treasured and how great that you got all the "perfect" fabrics.

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    What a lovely idea. Thank you for sharing.

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    Wonderful memory...Great job on the quilt

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    The quilt is very pretty and I love the fact that you were able to represent your family's traditions with the different fabrics you chose.

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    That is so elegant!

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    Those are very cute. Great pattern and fabrics and wow the quilting on them is wonderful. Your kids are cute too.
    :thumbup:

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    Thank you for all your sweet comments. In with the quilt I also gave them a copy of the story "Twas the Night Before Christmas", and some Christmas decorated cocoa mugs, and a christmas candle, so that they can continue the tradition together.

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    ROSELADY, I BET YOUR DAUGHTER CRIED WHEN SHE GOT THIS QUILT- U ROCK :)

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    Lovely quilt.

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