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Thread: my baby quilt for twins

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    Senior Member quiltswithdogs's Avatar
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    Guess what? I finally finished the baby quilt wallhanging for the daughter of my friend of 35years and they received it before the birth of the twins!

    I put 2 patterns together for this... Heart blocks and Disappearing Nine Patch and added a sweet poem on top. I often did what it said.

    With trying to downsize all my possessions to prepare for packing due to bankruptcy/home loss, it took me all summer to get this done. It was a fun project and I'm happy with how it turned out. This is fun to have people to show it to who really know how much effort it takes to make a quilt. The backing fabric was provided by a sweet member here. I was so grateful because I didn't have enough for a whole back and would not have been happy with giving a gift that was pieced from my remnants.

    Thanks for looking,



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    Can you post a picture ? :shock:
    Glad its finished :lol:

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    No picture, try again please.

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    I'm trying!

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    Remember not to preview before submitting :wink:

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    Oh, that's just what I did...

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    I hope this works
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    Yay, you did it!

    Great job on the quilt, I know she'll love it!

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    Love it :lol: Glad you got the picture to post :wink: I really like the saying on the back.. it is so true

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    Your quilt is darling. That will be a treasure! :D :D :D

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    Your quilt is so pretty! Mom, Dad, and the twins will love it. I used to have that saying on something when my kids were babies. For the life of me, I can't remember what it was on. I know I used to read it all the time and I too often did what it said. :lol:

    (I PM'd you about something else.)

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    What a sweet baby quilt!!! I love the saying on it and the label too :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy1951
    Your quilt is so pretty! Mom, Dad, and the twins will love it. I used to have that saying on something when my kids were babies. For the life of me, I can't remember what it was on. I know I used to read it all the time and I too often did what it said. :lol:

    (I PM'd you about something else.)

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    I meant to say: I, too, often did what it said. Not, I too often did what it said. We can't rock babies too often, cobwebs or dust or not!

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    Great job!! Love the poem.

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    awwwwwwwww i love it. great job!

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    What a sweet treasure--I love the little poem.


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    Great quilt. It was worth the wait. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very nice job.

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    Great job. I like it. :D

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    Very sweet baby quilt. Nice work.

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    Beautiful. I love the sentiment in your label too!

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    Hi everybody, I was out of town with my 88yr old Mom for a couple days and am happy to read your nice comments... thanks!

    I wanted to show my friend that despite the disappointing circumstances with her daughter giving birth, I do consider the babies to also bring much joy into the household. Last summer, her daughter had moved back in with them to figure out what to do with her life. In the next few months, she still hadn't found a job when she met the young man, dated a month and become pregnant. So now, my friend is supporting her 23yr old daughter and twins instead of retiring as expected and looks exhausted in the photo. They live in another state from me and her family so none of us can help physically. But I did want her and her daughter to see that somebody recognizes that babies are a happy occasion. Not having time to make 2 whole quilts, I thought I was clever to think of making a wallhanging for the room her daughter and twins share.

    This was a fun project. The poem was on the wall of my babies' nursery 30years ago, right near my double-wide rocking chair.

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    Cute. Great job.

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    Her is the complete poem I Had 5 children (boys) and my mother gave me a copy.
    Song for a Fifth Child

    by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

    Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth,
    Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
    Hang out the washing and butter the bread,
    Sew on a button and make up a bed.
    Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
    Sheís up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

    Oh, Iíve grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue
    (Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
    Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
    (Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).
    The shoppingís not done and thereís nothing for stew
    And out in the yard thereís a hullabaloo
    But Iím playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
    Look! Arenít her eyes the most wonderful hue?
    (Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).

    The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
    For children grow up, as Iíve learned to my sorrow.
    So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
    Iím rocking my baby and babies donít keep.

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    Perfect!!! :D

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