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Old 10-21-2018, 06:26 AM
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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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Old 10-21-2018, 06:40 AM
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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.

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Old 10-21-2018, 06:41 AM
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looks nice an warm an comforting, great colors an great job
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:13 AM
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you did a fine job and it will be loved
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:02 AM
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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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Old 10-21-2018, 10:03 AM
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​Well done! I call my sisters my forever friends and it hard to lose them.
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:47 PM
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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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Old 10-21-2018, 02:01 PM
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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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