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Thread: Quilt for GS with Aspergers + cute story

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    Quilt for GS with Aspergers + cute story

    Hope I did this right have never posted a picture before.
    Our 15 Year Old Grandson didn't want anything for CHristmas. When asked what he wanted he would say "I can't think of anything I want and Katie (sister) wants so much and I know there is only so much money so I want mom to get her what she wants. Maybe there will be something next year" Then he would say. "I am sure you and grandpa will get me something that I like but I don't know what it would be. I had been going to make him a t-shirt quilt. He always wears the t-shirts with the funny saying on them. So I thought that is what I would do,

    He opened it and was reading all the T-shirts and giggling Finally he said "but how" His mom said Grandma cut your t-shirts up and sewed them together and put on a back and batting. He got a horrified look on his face and said "Do I have any shirts left" After we quit laughing we told him Look again they are the ones that were to small. He has aspergers so doesn't really know the feeling of liking I guess you would say but I know he liked it he never quit smiling all day!!
    I have made lots and lots of quilts with my mom but when I did this one I realized it was the first one I had done all by my self. It is a long way from perfect but I learned a lot. Missing her!!
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    What a beautiful story!! Thank you for sharing it with us on the QB. I'm sure he will treasure it always.

    Linda in Missouri

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    Great story! so glad it turned out well for you and your grandson. It will be a well-loved quilt for sure. Your mother is certainly smiling!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    How wonderful!!!

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    What a great gift for your grandson! You knew just what would make him happy.
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    What a great story. I hope you can figure out how to post the picture so we can see your special quilt.

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    Sweet....looks like you hit on the perfect solution. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    GrandmK - my soon to be 9 y/o DGS is autistic and one of his favorite things to do when he comes to Grammy's is go to my sewing room and search through my fabric for some to make a "blanket " or a pillow. Of course I make sure there is some I know he will like. Most recent have been Pokemon, Clifford (the big red dog), Cars, Batman and Green Lantern.

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    Pic of T shirt quilt for my GS with aspergers

    I know it isn't the best but to him it was and BOY did I learn a lot!!
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    Looks great and your grandson looks so happy!
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    looks great to me! It was a BIG learning experience for me when I did one and the grand son face shows the joy is has already brought to him.

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    Fantastic job, GM!
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    Love quilting also.

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    Great gift given with love!
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    Very nice, so happy to see him smiling!

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    Isn't it the best when you give a gift you know they really love! I bet your mom was smiling on that one!

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    You made his Christmas very special! Great job!!!

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    Thank you for sharing this joy! What a wonderful idea you had.
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    Well he sure looks happy!!! Such a wonderful story and your mom is smiling down on the both of you.

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    Your DGSs quilt is the best, it was made with love and is perfect. You did a really nice job as t-shirt quilts are not so easy to make...love it.

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    Great quilt! Great grandma! Great kid!!
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    Would like to see a picture of the quilt and G-Son with his quilt.

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    It's such a good feeling when you get something just right isn't it??? And fron the looks in the picture you did it just right!

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    Oh, your grandson is so thoughtful to insist that his sister get the gifts rather than himself...He looks so, so happy with his quilt and it was the most wonderful gift just for him. You are a precious grandma for sure.

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    How sweet, I think I might smile all day too

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    Lovely story and beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing.
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