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Thread: My Grandchildrens wedding quilts!

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    Junior Member alices's Avatar
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    My Grandchildrens wedding quilts!

    Keep in mind my grands are 17, 11, & 6, we went to a friend of our sons wedding and he wanted a quilt, so I got to thinking what would I be able to do in 10 or 15 years when my grands started getting married. So I've started making their wedding quilts and putting them in a closet for when they take that step. I know I'm OCD!
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    Wonderful quilt and wonderful idea!!!

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    Alices, that is beautiful!
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    I like that idea! Handsome quilt for the first in your series.

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    That is a beautiful quilt and will make a wonderful wedding gift.
    Good idea to plan ahead. They will keep you busy for a while.
    Another Phyllis
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    I love that and I love the idea. Great, now my family will starve and wear dirty socks while I am planning for the future!

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    Beautiful quilt!
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    No you are very smart. And the quilt is gorgeous.

    My husband's grandmother made quilts for all her grandchildren and gave them to the Mothers of the grandchildren. I met the Grandmother when we first started to date but sadly by the time we were married, she had died. My Mother in Law forgot about them. She was cleaning a closet and found them after I was married for five years. That is what got me interested in quilting. I had never ever seen a quilt. I was fascinated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky_alf2 View Post
    Wonderful quilt and wonderful idea!!!
    That quilt is just absolutely beautiful! And what a wonderful idea! You're not being OCD... you're staying one step ahead in the game & I admire you for it! My DD just got engaged & I wish I had her quilt already made & put in the closet... LOL!
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    Gorgeous! Thinking ahead is good. I have three finished baby quilts (one totally done by my mom, the other two the tops were done by me and Mom hand quilted them) hanging in my sewing closet just waiting for the announcement that I'll be a grandma. We never know what life might bring, so these are insurance that family quilting talents aren't forgotten.
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    Gorgeous quilt!
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    No I think it is a great idea. I am still in the midst of making quilts for my children but I have already thought about making extra baby quilts fr when I can't make any for grand children.
    Anna Quilts

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    Lovely quilt; love your colors.
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    I think it's a great idea to start the quilts now.

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    Very nice quilt.

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    smart and I love your quilt. what pattern is that?????

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    You made an excellent point .. what can we do in 15/ 20 years.
    Stock pile is always good.
    Don't forgot to add college quilts to that

    Very nice quilt

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    What a smart idea. I love making quilts and my husband always says "so what are you going to do with this one?" sort of takes the fun out of it. Make aheads are a wonderful idea, nothing OCD about that. That is just smart.

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    Love your quilt, great planning ahead. I need to learn from you. My daughter is 16 in a couple weeks and I have had the fabric for 6 months and I just got it pieced in the last couple days, now to finish the rest in time for her big day.

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    I know how you feel, I am also starting to work on Wedding quilts for my grandchildren.. Oldest to youngest grandchildren is 21,19,16,16,15,13,6,1 & expecting #9 in Oct. I started by making baby quilts, then twin size quilts, then queen size and now plan on making king size for wedding gifts. Also I am planning on making 4 king size quilts for my 4 children. I think I started at the wrong end of the list...LOL Plus I love making smaller items such as table runners, christmas gifts and etc.
    So keep on sewing Alice/and I would love see all your quilts as you make them.

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    You know that is an excellent idea ,something we should probally do. Great quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alices View Post
    Keep in mind my grands are 17, 11, & 6, we went to a friend of our sons wedding and he wanted a quilt, so I got to thinking what would I be able to do in 10 or 15 years when my grands started getting married. So I've started making their wedding quilts and putting them in a closet for when they take that step. I know I'm OCD!
    I have posted this before, but couldn't resist posting it again.

    A CERTAIN MAGIC
    by Marcella Bechtel

    Forty or more long years ago,
    A lady I never knew
    Lovingly pieced this quilt top,
    And added the border, too.
    Each curve fits in exactly,
    It's made so carefully,
    But she died ere she could quilt it
    For her great-grandson, you see.
    She made quilts for all her children,
    And all their children, too;
    But there wasn't time to finish
    All that she meant to do.
    So this lovely top was left behind
    After she'd gone to rest;
    It was handed down to his mother,
    And stored in a cedar chest.
    It stayed in perfect condition,
    Though forty years it's been
    Since she made it for my husband--
    He was just a baby then.
    Now it is stretched out before me,
    And my needle moves to a tempo,
    Quilting the top she made
    So many years ago.
    I feel as if I know her--
    This lady I never met;
    For the cloth holds a certain magic
    Of love that is living yet.
    I know it makes her happy
    That at last it's being done
    By someone else who loves him--
    Her gift for her great-grandson.
    GramMER to eighteen, plus two great-granddaughters and four adopted greats soon we hope!

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    Beautiful quilt! You are not being OCD! It's wonderful what you are doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missus Fear View Post
    I love that and I love the idea. Great, now my family will starve and wear dirty socks while I am planning for the future!
    This comment also reminds me of another poem that has been posted on this list before. Sorry I have forgotten where it came from, but enjoy!


    Addicted to Quilting

    She learned to quilt on Monday.
    Her stitches all were very fine.
    She forgot to thaw out dinner.
    so we went out to dine.

    She quilted miniatures on Tuesday.
    she says they are a must.
    They really were quite lovely.
    But she forgot to dust.

    On Wednesday it was a sampler.
    She says stippling's fun.
    What highlights! What Shadows!
    But the laundry wasn't done.

    Nine patches were on Thursday -
    Green, yellow, blue and red.
    I guess she really was engrossed;
    She never made the bed.

    It was wall hangings on Friday,
    In colors she adores.
    It never bothered her at all,
    That crumbs were on the floors.

    I found a maid on Saturday,
    My week is now complete.
    My wife can quilt the hours away;
    The house will still be neat.

    Well, now it's only Sunday,
    I think I'm about to wilt.
    I cursed, I raved, I ranted,
    Cause the MAID has learned to QUILT!
    GramMER to eighteen, plus two great-granddaughters and four adopted greats soon we hope!

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    Beautiful colors! A very special quilt!
    http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh485/KitsieH/
    Never regret growing older, its a privilege denied to many.
    Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

    Kitsie

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