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Old 11-27-2011, 07:24 PM
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My darling grand nephew (DGN) (9) visited over the Thanksgiving weekend. He wanted to make a quilt for his 4 year old brother. When we started it, he asked me when it got warm again because he wanted his brother to be able to use it this winter. He wasn't being 'smart' or anything like that - he just knows I've been working on his quilt for a year and it's not done yet. I guess he wanted it before his brother grew to manhood!

For speed, we settled on the speedy single 4-patch, which he sewed up. Then I skipped as many steps of the sandwiching and quilting as possible, and was absolutely certain it would be a disaster. I even forgot to measure it (length and width) before I put it on the quilt frame! Thank God for the flexible metal retracting tape measures!!!! I made a few mistakes, told my DGN and told him I could fix them but the quilt wouldn't be ready when I took him home. The mistakes are still in the quilt....

I 'speed bound' the quilt with a binding that didn't match - DGNs choice - HE REALLY WANTED IT DONE!

Pics are of him and his older brother showing it off. It turned out fairly well, considering the level of effort. What's important is that he was happy with it.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:30 PM
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Nice quilt and great boys.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:47 PM
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What a gift of love that you gave your DGN. It will always hold a special place in his heart.
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By gosh he wanted that quilt finished! It turned out just fine.
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It turned out great.
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What a great job he did! Bless him for thinking of his brother and you for taking the time to work with him on the quilt. He'll remember this forever!
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Thanks for sharing your sweet story. He made a very nice quilt for his little brother and he looks very pleased with it.
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Great job! Sometimes it's not the mistakes that are important but the sense of accomplishment on a child's face.
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A very nice Thanksgiving story. A gift of love and what a wonderful way to spend time together building memories. Thanks for sharing.
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how fun to do that project with/for them.
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