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Thread: Wonder who made this sweet quilt?

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    Wonder who made this sweet quilt?

    I stopped in at a small local thrift shop today and found this adorable lavendar gingham baby quilt! The hand quilting is outstanding and I am sure it has never been washed! It makes me wonder what the story behind it is. Someone put a lot of love into the stitching. I couldn't leave it there- it looked lonely. The back is solid white with gingham binding. Just wanted to share. Cost me a whole $3.00.
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    That is so sweet! Sometimes simplicity can be the best in things! I wonder why it was thrown away... I would have kept it as an heirloom for my baby. But everyone is different. Glad you found it as someone who appreciates the work and labor of love in it...

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    It is just absolutely darling. Beautiful animals and quilting. You are so lucky to have it.
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    So glad you found and rescued that adorable quilt. I own the one a friend of my grandmother made for me before I was born. I treasure it and am sure my kids will get rid of it after I am gone. I gave it to one of my sons before his baby was born and I found it in their basement. I brought it home and will have it framed. I hope when they get older they will learn to appreciate family things more.
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    That is a good news, bad news story. The bad news is someone didn't care about all the time and care that went into that little treasure. The good news is that it has found a home where it will be appreciated.

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    What a sweet quilt! Enjoy the workwomanship! Luann
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    heck of a deal!
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    What a soft, sweet-looking little quilt! I'm so glad it's found a loving home with you!
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    So glad you found this treasure and rescued it! A shame that someone didn't appreciate all the love and hard work that went into making this darling quilt!
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    You found a real treasure. Glad you rescued it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltjoey View Post
    That is so sweet! Sometimes simplicity can be the best in things! I wonder why it was thrown away... I would have kept it as an heirloom for my baby. But everyone is different. Glad you found it as someone who appreciates the work and labor of love in it...
    it wasn't thrown away- it was donated to a charitable organization- and sometimes people make wonderful quilts just for that purpose. it is adorable and now sounds as if it is going home with someone who will appreciate it- that is always nice.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    That's a wonderful little quilt. It looks like a lot of work went into it. I just wonder why someone would not want to keep it.

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    cute little quilt glad you rescued it...

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    Very cute quilt that had a lot of time put into it. Maybe it was used as a wall hanging. Can't believe whoever it was made for didn't keep it.
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    That is so precious! I can't imagine anyone discarding it like that. So glad it found a good home.

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    Thank you for rescuing it, I think it's such a shame when these lovely works of art and love are discarded like this, and it is so pretty.

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    What a precious quilt. Glad you were able to rescue it.

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    very cute ....

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    What a find--now it has found a good home
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    I"m so glad you rescued it. it's lovely. Not too long ago I gave away some quilts I'd made to charity. I just wasn't in love with them and thought someone else would like to have them. hope so anyway.

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    that is so cute.
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    It is hard to believe that someone threw that to charity. It is usually someon. I am happy you rrscurd it!e would keep.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    Great find. It is adorable.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    wwow, did you score, really cute

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    This one is a treasure..
    If one is a writer .....there are several stories that can be told just from this quilt.
    Great stitching. It looks like it was all hand sewn...

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