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Thread: This makes me smile, I just had to share.

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    This makes me smile, I just had to share.

    My just turned 5 year old granddaughter just finished her first quilt - a Christmas gift for her doll. My daughter helped her. My granddaughter designed it, helped guide the fabric through the sewing machine for piecing, pressed it along the way, helped baste it, and guided the quilting.

    The Christmas tree also makes me chuckle. Notice how bare the lower branches are? There is a younger sister.

    These kids live over 700 miles from us, so we don't see them often enough.
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    Way to go. I see a new desiger in her future.
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    She did a great job! Your daughter is wonderful to teach her! Love the low branches on the tree...I remember those days. A friend of mine even went as far as putting her tree in an old fashion playpen! It was safe in there.

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    Tell her she did a great job!!! And, if it weren't a child, I'd have guessed a cat that couldn't find a quilt to curl up on!

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    how precious!
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    So sweet! A future quilter in the making!
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    A beautiful quilt! A very proud quilter!
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    How cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Very nice! Please tell your grandaughter we're all very proud of her work.

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    Way to go , little one! A very cute quilt you made. Good job!
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    Simply precious.
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    How lovely. I wish I could get my granddaughter to sit still long enough to learn.

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    What a sweetie!

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    She looks so proud of her lovely quilt. Another quilter is born!!

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    Oh, how precious!! I see lots of quilts in her future.
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    oh...that is so sweet. She is a doll herself. Please tell her that we are very proud of her and I bet her doll is going to love it!!!
    Love the tree. I've done that before. With little ones, they always like to play in the tree.
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    She is beautiful and she did a wonderful job with her doll quilt! She has an eye for color.

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    So cute!!!!

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    Isn't she cute. The tree makes me smile!

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    I remember the days of the bare tree. She is beautiful and very proud as she should be!

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    she looks like she is bursting at the seams with pride. I love seeing children like that. How much happier could they be? the tree looks almost like mine. I solved the ornament issue on the bottom. I put plastic ones that look like glass balls so if the cats get them which they do.. they wont break. And we tie the tree to the wall with cord at the top so no one is taking it down. My four cats think the tree is the best gift we could have given them. they sleep under it, race under it, bat the ornaments.. its a 8.5 foot toy. We used fishing line when the kids were small to hold it up just incase someone hung on and well flopped over. Three kids not one took it down. I hope you send her a tiny bit of novelty fabric so she can make something else for her dolly.
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    that's the way my son's ree looks (they have 2 cats)
    enjoyed reading this site..love to sew. quilted for 47 yrs and still love it & learning new ideas

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    Awesome! - she did a beautiful job and thank you for sharing, beautiful grand
    Have a Blessed day
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    how sweet, start young

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119 View Post
    Love the low branches on the tree...I remember those days. A friend of mine even went as far as putting her tree in an old fashion playpen! It was safe in there.
    My sister-in-law put her tree in a playpan for years--between little kids and cats, it was much safer. BTW this was back when playpens weren't old fashioned--they were the norm.

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