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Thread: I'm so happy about this one!

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    Without going into sordid details; there's a girl at my work who is pregnant and due July 10th. There isn't a father in the picture, and she's from Ecuador and has very little family here.
    I work with one of my 3 sisters and she and I (mostly her! lol) planned and organized a 'baby shower' for her- but we just asked for used clothing, onesies, bottles, etc. for her; she literally had nothing.. not a single thing, for this baby. She didn't even have any maternity clothing.

    I got to thinking... Why don't I just make a quilt (isn't that we all think?! :lol:)? So another sister and I picked out some fabric and cut and whipped this bad boy together for her in an afternoon (all except the basting/quilting/binding). That sister, Karen, is also on this board- kbiederman. I can't take ALL the credit. :D
    On top of making the quilt, I was able to find a beautiful coordinating bumper and bedskirt from Pottery Barn Kids for nearly free... well, together they would have been $160, and with my employee discount, I got them for $20 total. Yikes!! See? Nearly free!!! The bumper also had airplanes on it.

    You wouldn't have believed the outpouring of people's love for her! I cried! We had to take 3 car/truckloads to her apartment. She got a crib, mattress, quilt, bumper, bedskirt, highchair, stroller, 2 carseats, diaper bag, diapers, onesies, pjs, bags and bags of clothes, etc etc etc etc... I mean, she is so loaded now! I was just happy to be a part of it... You know- make someone else's day and see how you feel. It's amazing how it puts things in perspective!

    Anyway, this isn't the fanciest quilt, but it will keep little baby boy warm in the cold Minnesota nights, and hopefully remind Elsa that we love her and we wish her the best for her little cutie-pie-to-come. :)

    I did the quilting in an opposite diagonal of the quilt pattern. What do you think?
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    Oh! I made a pillow too. :)
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    What a kind generous heart you (and your sister) have for organizing this. The quilt is perfect. Bless you.

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    Oh what a nice thing for you all to do for this gal! Gives me a shiver...

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    So nice to hear about genuine caring people, quilting on the opposite diagonal was a great idea.

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    That was a fabulous story. You have put tears in my eyes. That was just an incredible thing for you and your sister to do.

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    I think it is a bright, beautiful quilt for a baby boy and you and your sister are wonderful people for doing that for her.

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    I am often not proud to be a member of the human race when I hear about the things we do to each other, but I sure feel different after reading your post. I'm sure she was thrilled.

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    thats really nice.

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    You are so thoughtful and kind hearted! Your friend will always treasure this quilt! It's made from love and it shows! Great quilt!
    Kind Regards,
    MaryAnna

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    What a nice thing you and your sister did. You will be greatly blessed.

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    Ooooo! Thank you thank you thank you! I'm crying again, lolol!!!
    I just know people have it in them... it just takes a spark to get a fire going, you know?
    We were having doubts about our human race while we were planning the shower.. people can be nasty out of ignorance. But in the end... I just challenge people to be the spark. That's all.
    Have a wonderful night and enjoy!

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    Such a thoughtful thing to do. Wish the girl and her new baby all the best, I sure wouldn't want to be raising a child alone the way the world has gotten.

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    you are awesome,well you and your sister that is

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    Blessings to you and your sister for your kindness and generosity tothis young woman in need. It'll come back to you!!! Also a cute quilt!!! You guys did good!!! :thumbup: :-) :-)

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    Wonderful job, I know your generosity is very appreciated.

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    What a wonderful thing to do. You are an angel. I'm sure she appreciates it. Your quilt is so cute. I love the way you quilted it. Great job.

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    You and your Sister made a very pretty quilt for this yet to be born Baby and the Mother to be. Good for you two getting the ball rolling, good for the other people that was so giving also. Yes, giving to others that appreciate it is a very good feeling, that is why I give away most of my quilts. I give them to mainly people I know or my Grandaughter knows.

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    Blessing to all of you who have lite the spark.

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    Oh Deedles..that is so nice..I love your quilt and I am glad to hear about the out pouring of LOVE!It is nice to see you on here..it has been awhile!

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    Your story gives me goose bumps. The quilt is beautiful, but your heart is even more beautiful. You will probably never know the blessing you have been to this young woman and her baby. She will never forget you, and you will never forget the blessing you received from organizing this. I would bet that when her times are seeming very hard and she feels lonely, she will look at the quilt and all the gifts and remember that tremendous outpouring of love.

    There are so many wonderful people in this world. Too bad we most often hear of the horrible, instead of stories like yours.

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    Annie, thank you so much. :)

    Charisma, I KNOW!! I've been sooo busy... argh. But I hope to be back- for a while at least!

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    Aw, what a kind and sweet thing for you and your Sister to do. Bless ya!

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    My hat is off to all of you for your show of support to this young woman. She will never forget your kindness. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    What a nice thing to do for someone in need, I'm sure the Quilt and all other items will be cherished. :)

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    Cute quilt! I bet she is overwhelmed with the generosity of ya'll.

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