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Thread: First quilt - 18 or so months later

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    First quilt - 18 or so months later

    This thread shows the first quilt I finished - flannel monkeys for a grandboy.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ge-t63283.html

    It is the only thing on his bed - it's both a sheet and a blanket to him. It has been much loved and frequently washed - went through his no-more-diaper-but-oh-my stage with him when it was washed almost daily. I was at my daughter's house this weekend and looked it over carefully. I didn't know much at the time - corners aren't mitered, binding varies in width a bit .. sometimes more than a bit. But the seams still seem tight and ... it's much loved. Hopefully this will be true years from now! I made it too long for his toddler bed - thinking it would move to a bunk bed later, but I'm glad I did - on more than one occasion I've found Dad or Mom and boy napping on the parent's bed with these beloved monkeys. The crib size I first had in mind would not have served as well.

    The other picture is a current one of that same boy.
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    So many quilts, so little time.

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    What a cute quilt and so is the little boy.

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    It is great to see a quilt being used and loved! I can't stand it when I gift a quilt and hear "that's to nice to use for a baby blanket" . That what they are made for and I am by no m eans a master quilter! He looks like a adorable rough and tumble boy! Enjoy him..the get big fast!

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    I think the flannels are holding up surprising well, too. All the fabric was from Jo-Ann's and it's not pilling - looks pretty good!
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    TOO CUTE quilt and precious little boy!!!!

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    Wow what a cute quilt and the little one is so adorable.
    May you always have Love to Share , Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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    Both are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Used and loved, how wonderful. It is really cute.
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    I can tell this little guy loves his quilt.
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    Love the quilt! And what a cute little boy too.
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    What a cutie ! and the quilt is adorable- glad he is using it and loving it
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    Awe, precious quilt, and such a darling little grandson!
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    Both are adorable! I too make the baby quilts bigger so the child can use them longer!! Parents love them!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nettie Phillips View Post
    What a cute quilt and so is the little boy.

    I agree, the quilt is wonderful and the boy is beautiful.
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    Both are beautiful, always nice to have quilts used and not abused.
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    I don't think anything warms a quilter's heart more than seeing their work well-loved! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful mother's day story.
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    Adorable quilt and pillow and more adorable little boy! I know you must feel so good just knowing how much that quilt is loved by all. Thanks for sharing this nice story.

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    What a treasure!
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    what a cute grandson and well loved quilt is lovely
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    He is the cutiest ruff and tumble looking little boy one can see the mischief in his face Quilt is cute too

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    A master quilter could not ask for more from a quilt than that it is used and loved! You are obviously a very successful quilter!

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    quilt and grandboy are both adorable.
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    The quilt looks loved!
    The little boy....priceless!!

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    Don't you just love to see one of your quilts being used and loved by it's owner? There's not much that makes me happier. Your grandson's quilt is adorable, and so is he. Love the matching pillowcase too!

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