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    I actually finished something!

    I finished this a little while ago but I was holding onto it. there is for sure a story with this one, every time I look at it I start crying. My husband LOVES the Toronto Maple Leafs so when we were dating I bought this material at a quilt show. We have been married for 2 years now so I think I've had it for about 5yrs. It's a baby quilt... for my baby! I'm 18weeks today, due mid May. When I started the quilt I knew it was going to have special meaning for me. In April my little brother passed away and he too liked the leafs, so the center is his T-shirt. It was really important for me to have something of my brothers with my baby. I brought it to my guild meeting and used it to tell the guild members that I was expecting... at first they didn't clue in, it took a little bit but they got it.
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    Well, Congratulations!!! And I'm sure your baby will enjoy it, and treasure the special meaning of it long after he has gotten too big for it to "fit".
    Very cute quilt!
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    We actually won't know if its a he or a she until christmas morning. But either way they are going to like hockey....

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    Great Job on the quilt- very clever way to break the news and how touching to make sure your brother is a part of the baby {{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}
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    Sorry for the loss of your brother, but CONGRATULATIONS on your personal miracle. Im sure your brother is so very happy for you and your family. Great quilt, be sure to label it with your story. You'll want this one in the family forever.
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    Very nice - I too have special meaning for grandchildrens quilts though. Made a sunbonnet sue with fabric from my grandmother and mother; aunts, cousins, special friends. Some have passed already and our daughter just cried when she recognized the fabrics. Then used another piece of fabric from grandmother (cowboy print) for grandson due any day. They keep saying why do you keep all this stuff(fabric) I now say because it needs to be for the right person/occasion. Now they are getting it. I think anyway. LOL . Congradualtions and wrap your baby with your quilt of memories and love.

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    Your story touched my heart. Congrats on expecting and am sure your child will treasure this quilt because of your story and the love of your brother.
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    Great story and great quilt.

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    Awsome job!!!
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    How very special

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    Congrats! I hope you have an easy time. Mnay blessings!
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    Great quilt with special meaning.

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    Such a special quilt! Great story too! Your child will love this quilt, and the specialness behind it!
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    Wonderful story. The baby may be too small to understand the story behind the quilts meaning, but you will always think of your brother every time you place that baby on the quilt of comfort.
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    That is just priceless. Sorry for your loss, but on the bright side-you are for sure going to bring your little one up right.
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    What a wonderful story, you brought tears of joy and sorrow to me at the same time
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    So sorry to hear about your little brother. What a special way to honor his memory. Your new little one will be wrapped up in much love with this quilt. Great job.
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    Good quilting tells a story...what a wonderful gift you have given those you love.

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    Awww, what a beautiful but bittersweet time for you. Your quilt is wonderful, and your baby is already well loved What more could any baby want. That quilt is oh so cute

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    Congratulations on your baby and on finishing the quilt. It is adorable. I am so sorry for your loss of your brother. Having this special quilt will be a great remembrance for you and your child.

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    What a fantastic quilt and story to go with it! Also congrats!
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    Neat quilt and congratulations on your little one.

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    Best wishes for the new baby. The quilt is beautiful and im sure your child will feel his/her uncles arms embracing them when they use it.
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    Congratulations on the baby. Your story had me in tears--I'm so sorry for the loss of your little brother. The quilt will be treasured for generations to come.
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    Wonderful job. Congratulations on your new baby.
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