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Thread: Memory Penquin Quilt

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    Memory Penquin Quilt

    Pattern is named Penquin Party by Elizabeth Hartman

    My son passed from cancer 3 years ago and it took almost 2.5 years for my DIL to remove his clothes. I totally understood. My grandson picked out some shirts he wanted a quilt made out of. He is 11 now. I am very pleased with how it turned out and wanted to share.
    I will be making another one and the bellies will be made out of fun colored flannel.
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    ​Sorry for your loss! Great memory quilt, sew cute!

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    That is such a great pattern to use for your grandson.

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    very nicely done. so nice that your grandson was able to be part of the choices
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    Great memory quilt, so happy his son wanted a quilt with his shirts!!!

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    What a nice memory quilt. So sorry for the loss of your son.
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    It's adorable. He is going to love it.
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    That is a darling quilt and such a wonderful way to memorialize your son. God bless as all of you adjust.

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    I am sorry for the loss of your son. the quilt is adorable and it will be treasured

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    So sorry to hear of your loss. This quilt is so cute and your grandson will have such a nice memory of his Dad. Your grandson can hug this quilt and feel it is a hug from his Dad. You did such a wonderful job on the quilt

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    So sorry for your loss.

    The amount of love you have stitched into the quilt will be felt by your Grandson everytime he uses it.

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    You made a genuinely adorable and meaningful keepsake for your grandson. Please accept my condolences for your loss.

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. You made a wonderful memory quilt with the shirts, I'm sure your grandson will treasure it!

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    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son and pray for a peace that passes all understanding. Your grandson did a wonderful thing by picking out shirts that he wanted you to use for a quilt for him. Not only will he feel the presence of his father every time he see/uses the quilt but hopefully the whole family remember the good times when "daddy" was around when they see the quilt also. You did a beautiful job on it. Hugs to you all!

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    I bow down to you to be able to make a memory quilt from his clothing. I know it was a heart wrenching task. I bet you received "kisses" from heaven during the process. His son will treasure this quilt into eternity when they come full circle. Thank you for posting.

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    I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Your quilt is the perfect combination of loving remembrance and celebration of the joy of life that continues even after tragedy. You made a wonderful quilt.

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    I am sure that there are as many tears as stitches holding this precious quilt together. Your grandson now has his dad's 'arms' to wrap around himself. You have done a wonderful thing and made a beautiful quilt. Hugs.
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    So sorry for you and your family. The quilt you made for a Grandson is wonderful.
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    Fabulous memory quilt! I am sorry for your (and dil's) loss but it is wonderful that you have made such a wonderful quilt for his son ... and maybe some more for others. I love the design you chose for this.

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    I'm sorry for your loss. And I'm glad everyone has had their space to grieve how they need to. I know your grandson is going to treasure this awesome quilt.

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    What a wonderful quilt you made for your grandson. Your post made me so sad. I'm sorry for your loss.

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    Sorry for your loss, and what a great memory quilt!

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    So sorry for your loss...losing a child at any age is difficult. My husband of 62 years passed away almost 2 years ago and it is a long process to recover and we never do we just learn to move on as best we can. Your quilt is terrific and will be so meaningful for your grandson and he will feel his Dad's love as he sleeps under it. God Bless you.

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    I’m sure your grandson will treasure his memory quilt and I hope it will provide comfort and fond memories of his father. Losing a child has got to be the hardest thing for any parent...my DH has lot two of his sons at ages 36 and 43.
    I am so sorry for your family’s loss...
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Great quilt. So sorry for your loss.

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