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Old 08-25-2007, 08:45 PM
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My Grandma is 92 years old and in a nursing home. She has just recently came out of the hospital. The doctors said that she wouldn't make it and called all of the family together. She made it and that was almost two months ago. The doctors said that she is one stuborn old lady. I made her a rag quilt as she told me that her legs are always cold.

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Old 08-25-2007, 08:46 PM
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here is another rag quilt that I finished for myself this time. I'm going to make several of these for Christmas gifts.

rwb rag quilt for me
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close up of rwb rag
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:55 PM
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Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Both your tuff little grandma and your rag quilts! :D
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:49 PM
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The picture and story made me get all teary.... you are a wonderful granddaughter to make her such a beautiful quilt, I am sure everytime she uses it she thinks about you :D Both of your quilts are gorgeous :-)
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:44 PM
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I'm glad your grandma hung in there and got better, and she seems happy to have that beautiful quilt on her lap! That was a wonderul gift to recieve from you. :)
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:38 AM
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Gram looks great with her quilt' Your rags look good.......tell fabric and how many layers, I always like to know detail of great results :P
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I just used 7 in blocks of cotton on front and back and flannel in the center. I cut all three blocks the same size and used a 1/2 in seam. They really go together quickly. I recently came across a great find. My brother works for a laundry service and when they have towels or flannel sheets that have a small stain or hole in them they let their employees take them home. He just brought me 10 full size flannel sheets. I'm going to use those on my next rag quilts. It will save a lot of money and they are already preshrunk. Can't bet that.
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That was such a nice story and beautiful quilts. I know yur grandmother loved hers!
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What a special story. Your grandma must be a very strong lady. I hope you see many more years with her.
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Very lovely story and a wonderful quilt to boot!!! Treasurable!!
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