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Thread: Pictures of Allie's baby quilt- UPDATE - Baby born Sep 3 @ 4:30

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    Lately I have helped a young lady make her first quilt. This quilt is to be given to the adoptive parents when her baby is born. The plan is for the new parents to be in the delivery room and to let the new dad cut the cord. The baby is due on thursday. All she has left to do is to sew on the label (notice the pins) and then wash it. I think it is a wonderful thing she is doing for her son, giving him to a family who will love and cherish him. Allison was able to pick the family out herself after reviewing several who met her hopes on how she wants the child raised. She will be able to stay in contact and receive updates and pictures as he grows.
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    That's really nice and what a really sweet girl!!
    Give her some hugs from me!

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    What a wonderful gift she is doing out of love. Her quilt is very cute.

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    Hugs for Allie. What a sweet and generous girl. The quilt is precious and I can tell she put a lot of love into it.

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    Nice job Allie did you enjoy doing the quilt?

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    Thank you so much for such a beautiful story. You have given this girl a precious gift helping her with this quilt, and i love psalm 139, it is one of my favourites, it says i knew you when you were in your mothers womb, before you were born, and it also says that all the days ordained for you were written in my book, before you were even born. I'm sorry, im getty mushy here, because my memory isnt that good any more, but when i saw psalm 139 written on the label, i was just flooded with the memory of those words. So very very beautiful! And so glad it will be an open adoption, bless Allie :)

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    That is such a wonderful story, thank you for sharing it with us. Allie did a wonderful quilt, it is so beautiful!!! I love Psalm 139, too!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcathie
    Nice job Allie did you enjoy doing the quilt?
    At first she said that this would be her only quilt, but I told her that now she has to make some for her future children or they will be jealous. Allison will be returning to college in September, she has 3 semesters to go, maybe during next summer I can get her to make something for herself with the leftover fabrics from this quilt. Thank you for all your wonderful comments. Yes, Psalm 139 has a very special meaning for her and I as well.

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    Beautiful and wonderful story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I think it is a wonderful thing she is doing for her son, giving him to a family who will love and cherish him.
    I agree wholeheartedly! Please send her our love and admiration for doing such an unselfish thing! She really loves that baby, that's for sure.

    It's a beautiful quilt, and it's true, she should make more!!!

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    Oh bless her and her baby....thank God its an open adoption, they both get a second chance to have a better life yet still be in each others lives : :)

    I really hope she makes more quilts, she has done such a good job on this very special one :-)

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    What a beautiful quilt and bless her for her unselfishness.

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    Beautiful

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    Great Job Allison! Congraulations on choosing a special family for your Baby, It's wonderful that you can also become part of this family.

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    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: Very nice work and what a young lady.

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    What a wonderful thing to do. I hope life brings her good things.

    Maybe you have inspired a future quilter. :D

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    What a great job. She did a fabulous job and that quilt will be cherished for Scot's lifetime. The quilt and the sentiment are beautiful. You were a great helper to her obviously.

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    Awwwww that is so precious of her to do that,AND she gets to keep in touch with her son. WOW! That is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltwoman
    What a wonderful thing to do. I hope life brings her good things.

    Maybe you have inspired a future quilter. :D
    That is my hope, that she will again attempt to make a quilt. We cut finishing this one pretty close. I imagine by now the label is done being sewn on. We have talked about making something for her out of the leftover fabrics so can can remember. I am trying to do my part in passing on quilting to the future, I have taught my son's girlfriend also, but my 3 daughters arn't interested, yet.

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    What a beautiful quilt! Alison is a very special young lady. I admire her selflessness. Her son and his adoptive parents are truly blessed. Best wishes for all of them.

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    The quilt turned out great. Allie is a special girl to give her son up for adoption. That is the greatest gift to give of oneself. Good for her.

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    Beautiful quilt!!

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    Darling baby quilt!

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    Congratulations to Allie, both for the lovely quilt & for offering the best life possible to her baby. Isn't that what being a parent is really about?

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