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Thread: One for Grandma Carolyn!

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    Pictured below is a quilt that I just finished which will be for my MIL, also known as Grandma Carolyn. It is a belated gift for her 89th birthday. I have always felt so blessed to have her for a mother-in-law. She is the greatest and I just wish she lived closer to us. She and my FIL live on an island in Canada and we don't get to see them too often. What's worse is that recently she broke her leg and has other age related infirmities making life difficult at best. (It is my hope that we'll be able to travel up there and present this quilt in person---cross your fingers!) When my children were little, she was the grandparent who planned activities, art projects and little outings they enjoyed when we visited. They have many wonderful memories of times spent together. She always takes "my" side if there has ever been the slightest disagreement between me and my DH. And, in the past she readily not only shared all of the "family" recipes with me but gave me tips for success. (i.e. fried eggplant, something "my" family had never eaten.....)

    I have only quilted for a year and was quite pleased with the finished product. No, I didn't quilt it but had a long arm quilter apply the finishing touches!

    Her freezer is always full of ice cream and her heart is always full of love for family.
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    I think it looks wonderful!! So bright and colorful. A wonderful gift for what sounds like a very special lady!!

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    Oh, that is a great quilt...so colorful, cheery and happy! I'm sure she will love it...I bet she is proud to have you for a DIL too.

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    Oh, how wonderful! You've made such a nice gift. I'm sure your MIL will be thrilled!

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    What a gorgeous quilt, Joan. I hope you get to deliver it in person!! Your mother in law sounds like a wonderful woman and I am sure she will treasure it. You are a great daughter in law!!!

    Thanks for showing close up photo too-I love your background fabric!

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    Oh my your MIL will be so happy i sure hope you and yours get to take it to her soon so she can enjoy it i just love the colors

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    It's a beautiful quilt and I'm sure your MIL will love it. Hopefully, you will be able to present it to her in person, and I hope she is on the road to recovery, or as much as can be expected.

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    fantastic pattern! Simple but very effective...

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    Very nice Joan, is a happy quilt, love the colors.

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    Beautiful quilt. Love it.

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    So festive! I'm sure she'll LOVE it! Makes me smile!

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    Oh--a rainbow of ribbons for her!! Perfect!

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    Your quilt is wonderful and your memories of Grandma Carolyn brought a tear to my eyes. I so hope you get to take it to her in person. Thanks for sharing your MIL, mine is wonderful too!
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    Really pretty quilt and your MIL will love it.

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    It's pretty!
    I'm sure she'll love it!

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    That is beautiful!! All those half square triangles!!!

    Kyia

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    it's georgous! I love the rainbow of colors.

    I hope you get to deliver it in person. She sounds like a very special lady!

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    Very pretty! I'm sure grandma Carolyn will love and appreciate it.

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    Beautiful quilt! She is sure to love it.

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    What a pretty rainbow of love you have made for your MIL. I really like your quilt. thanks for sharing.

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    What a pretty quilt...could you share the name of the pattern? Your mil will love it...:)

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    Very very nice. I really like the movement of this one.

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    WOW ! How Fun . I love the colors and the pattern !
    Sharon

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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GORGEOUS Joan. Your MIL sounds like a VERY special lady......Your lucky to have her and visa versa.... I think she'll LOVE this quilt and I hope you get to personally give it to her....

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    That is SIMPLY GORGOUS!!!! What pattern is that.. it is just so much fun!

    Great Job I am sure she will LOVE IT as she does YOU!

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