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    well.. first one done

    I am sort melancholy on the project I am working on. I lost my sister to cancer this year and I am working on memory quilts for her grand babies. My inspiration is struggling, but I think of those little faces and I want to give them a little piece of grandma to cuddle with.

    This is my first quilt top for little Levi. Quilts that are 100% jeans can be heavy so I mixed this with jeans, sweatshirts, flannels and a couple of tshirts. I could never get the blocks laid out in a way that I liked so I just blindly grabbed them to put the top together. I see things that I would like to change, but the layout is as good as when I tried to plan it. I used jeans for 3" border to frame everything

    I think I have a hard time because I want quilts to be "pretty" ha ha and jeans and flannels are not girly and pretty... but Levi is not a girl.

    I just wanted to show someone but want to keep the surprise for Christmas. Thanks for looking

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    I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my sister too soon, too. I can see that this endeavor would be difficult at times. The pain of the loss never goes away, but it comes less often with time.

    The quilt looks perfect for a little boy. I'm sure he will treasure it.

    bkay

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    looks nice an warm an comforting, great colors an great job

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    you did a fine job and it will be loved
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    Nice quilt for Levi. I am sorry you lost your sister. I lost my sweet little sister, too. I will forever miss her.
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    ​Well done! I call my sisters my forever friends and it hard to lose them.

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    thanks for your kind words. I will fold this one up and put it away and start planning the quilt for little Addison

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    Such a special memory for Levi. So sorry for your loss...like Tartan said...sisters are our forever friends. This project will help you through your grief.
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    Well done; it will be loved. Sincere condolences on your loss.
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    Very nice and thoughtful of you. So sorry for your loss.

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    These little quilts will be treasured forever by these children. You are doing something really special. Prayers for y'all that God gives you "His peace that passes understanding."

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    Very nice boy quilt. So sorry for your loss.
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    Sorry for your loss. Good job on the quilt.

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    I'm sorry for the loss of your sister and I hope that making these for her grand children will help you to grieve.
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    sorry for your loss. Your quilt will be perfect for Levi.

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    What a thoughtful gift to your sister’s grandchildren and a treasure for them to have. What a difficult loss for you... I hope you feel some peace as you assemble these little quilts in her memory.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    The loss of a sister can be difficult. Just know that wherever she is, she is smiling down on you for doing this in her memory.
    I lost my sister to throat cancer in 2014....not a day goes by that I don't think of her, want to pick up the phone to ask her something or have her appear in a dream for only a moment. I know in time that this will ease.. She is missed.

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    sorry for your loss, but look at the memories that will last
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    So sorry for your loss. The children will love this quilt. God bless you.

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    What a wonderful thing you are doing for them and you. I know emotions are stirred up, but you get to surround yourself with all the good memories while you pass them on in the way of a tactile quilt for her heirs. So sorry for your loss and prayers for comfort as you keep her memory alive.

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    Very appropriate quilt for little Levi. It will be a treasured quilt made with so much love and memories. The quilts are a testament to your love for your sister.

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    sorry about your sister...these quilts will be loved by the children.
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    I am so sorry for your loss, I lost 4 relatives at the beginning of the year, 3 to cancer, but what a great way for your sisters grandkids to remember her, now every time they cuddle under their quilt they can think of her. thank you for sharing
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    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved sister. Her grandchildren will be so happy to have a handmade memento of their dear grandma. So kind of you to think of them.

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    What a wonderland quilt for Levi, I’m so sorry for your loss.
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