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Thread: My first lap quilt for my granddaughter!

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    Super Member no1jan's Avatar
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    I am very proud of this quilt as I never thought I would ever be able to make anything like this! It is full of mistakes, but I'm not worried about it.

    Six years ago, I woke up and found out I had a stroke during the night which caused me to lose my center vision. Being a computer programmer and a crafter this really hit me very hard. I no longer can see most of what is in front of me which makes it difficult to do most anything. For example, if I am in a store I have to look for something from down the isle. If it is in front of me I can't see it. I can no longer read very well either as I can only see 3 letters at a time. I also no longer drive as there has been many times there was a car ahead of us that I didn't even see.

    I have struggled re-learning how to do things. I go by feel or hold things to my left side in order to see it. Slowly I have tried doing more and more things. Reading is still the hardest for me as I get sick to my stomach and headachy from concentrating so hard, but I have managed to read like a ticker-tape, but very slowly.

    My sister-in-law insisted I can quilt. I started making yo-yo's and was doing pretty good. I decided to buy an inexpensive sewing machine in order to sew them together. Then I decided I would try and make a regular quilt.

    I did take a class but was so slow that we only got up to the borders so most of instructions came either from the board or my adopted mother/sister: sewcrafty! Thank you sewcrafty, you have been a wonderful help! :thumbup: :)

    Well, here it is mistakes and all. Not too bad for a half blind old lady who is as stubborn as hell. :!: :!:

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    Indeed, you should be proud. Keep up the good work.

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    I love it--those are my favorite colors. I don't see any mistakes, I think you did a great job (from one Jan to another Jan!) Keep up the good work.

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    i think it is great and good for you ..just make sure you make more

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    Looks good to me too. Love the colors.

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    Love the quilt! Love the colors and fabrics! And kudos to you for tackling a quilt with limited vision. Keep up the good work!!

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    Wonderful quilt and the colors are so pretty. Great job!

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    Wonderful quilt and the colors are so pretty. Great job!

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    Oh no, I think I broke the board!

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    The quilt is fabulous and you, dear, are terrific.

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    Well!! This is just wonderful! You know how to make those colors sing whether you can see them very well or not. I am so glad you are enjoying a hobby that helps pass the time and produces such little beauties like this one.

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    I love your quilt and don't see any mistakes. Your story is wonderful.
    My father was the victim of a stroke and he worked so very hard to continue with his life. He was an inspiration to all of his family as I am sure you are to yours. Thank you so much for sharing. Keep up the good work and please post more quilt pictures. Your work is lovely.

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    Look good to me. Keep up the good work.

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    Awesome work! You are one determined lady! I love the colors and your little one will feel so loved when she is wrapped in her quilt.

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    It's great! I love the colors and print.

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    Congratulations!! It is beautiful and you did a great job!!!

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    What an inspiration you are. Please keep making quilts..The world will be a better place because you are passing on so much to all of us.....Love the colors and cats....Great job, Jackie

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    Love your determination and the quilt too! Sometimes we have to just zig zag through life because of all the things that try to get in our way. May God continue to bless you.

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    What a lovely gift for your little granddaughter to cherish and a lesson in determination to pass on as her heritage. Hope you have many more years of happy quilting.

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    I am delighted that you shared this. What a wonderful and loving thing. I love someone who take what they lost, enhance what they have, and put the hurt parts behind them and find joy in what they can do. I think this is a beautiful and certainly very fun quilt and your grand daughter is going to love it.

    I think the two us should go roller blading one afternoon right after we finishplaying a round of tennis.

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    Keep up the good work.

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    Love the quilt! I'm sew proud of you to persever. Who says they can't teach old dogs new tricks!!!! Keep on quilting!!

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    You did such a beautiful job on this quilt and I see no mistakes
    you go girl :thumbup:

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    You did GREAT :mrgreen: I didn't see any mistakes and love the colors :thumbup: Keep it up , you are a testament that you can overcome setbacks , Good for you

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    You definitely are an inspiring lady :D

    The quilt is cute as can be - I don't see any mistakes, and the colors are perfect! Your granddaughter is going to love and cherish this quilt.

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