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Thread: My 'Larry' Quilt

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    Member PaulineT's Avatar
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    Throughout the years I saved my husband's shirts that 'shrunk' knowing that someday when we were old and gray I'd make him a quilt.

    Sadly Larry died less than two years ago. We were married for 23 years.

    So I embarked on making my first quilt ever. It was made with blood, sweat and tears and although not perfect "Larry' is with me when I sleep at night.

    In case you're wondering, that's Leopold on the bed. An angel dropped him off at our doorstep about three months before Larry died. He has helped me though so much sadness and has given me back happiness as well.

    Hope you all like.

    Pauline
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    What a great quilt tribute. I'm sure it feels wonderful to you. It is really, really pretty.

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    Oh my ~ it is lovely. I especially like your border. I am sorry for your loss. Your quilt will help you treasure your memories.

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    what a wonderful memory great quilt

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    Thank you for sharing your story with us. The quilt is beautiful and I am sure gives you much comfort.

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    I absolutely LOVE it.

    First, its blue..
    Second, its a recycle of Larry's shirts
    Third, it has such movement for its simple construction, reminded me that plaids can do that
    Last, that it has been such therapy for you ( I guess that really should have been first)

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    What a wonderful story - and a beautiful quilt to comfort you and Leopold - this is what quilting is all about...

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    Beautiful quilt and a lovely tribute to your dear husband. You did a wonderful job. I love the border.

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    Wonderful quilt and great looking cat, looks as if he owns the world.

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    wonderful idea, love the kitty.

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    Beautiful quilt, lasting memories, and a comfort cat too!

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    It is beautiful, warm and comforting. Congratulations on a job well done.I know he is very proud.

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    Beautiful quilt and thank you for sharing the story behind it. I think a quilt's story (and most of them have one) makes it so much more special. Leopold is a handsome fellow and he looks so loving. It is amazing how these guys know when we are hurting and can do so much to help us heal.

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    Pauline, this is absolutely beautiful!! It looks very pretty as well as comforting. Thank you so much for sharing your story. A similar thing happened to our family...we found our dog just a month before finding out my Mom had cancer. Riley gave us much love and comfort during my Mom's illness and after her death. It seems like our pets come into our lives just at the right time to help us when we need it the most. Blessings to you!

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    Absolutely beautiful remembrance and tribute. A very touching story. You and Leopold are lucky to have each other, and I'm sure you both take great comfort in being covered by such a beautiful quilt.

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    VERY nice...and the cat is very cute.

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    It's lovely and I'm glad it's a comfort to you.

    Leopold is the twin our our cat, Tony. Couldn't tell them apart.

    I love the headboard on your bed too. It's simple but interesting!

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    A very lovely keepsake for you...and kitty too.

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    I love your Larry quilt! What a great thing to do with his shirts in his memory. Leopold looks like he loves it too!

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    What a great idea! Great job too!

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    What a wonderful quilt you have created. It is perfect in many many ways and I am sure Leopold agrees.

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    That is so incredibly beautiful. =)

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    Very nice both the quilt and the love that went with it. Your Leopold looks like my Junior cat. I am in the process of drawing him for quilt blocks.

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    Wonderful quilt and lots of memories.

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    Beautiful quilt. I can only imagine the love put into the process. Kudos to you for a stunning quilt and a special way of keeping Larry close to you. I'm sure he's loving it and you too!

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