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Thread: Wool quilt - Grandad's Gifts

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    Wool quilt - Grandad's Gifts

    I made this quilt with my grandad's woollen clothing. The check is from woollen shirts and the grey is from woollen trousers he wore. Wool was by far his favourite thing to wear to keep warm but that meant some of the bits were had holes and I had to twist a little. The border is cord which I have had for years but hadn't used and it reminds me of grandad's cord trousers which were too worn out to use in this quilt. My grandad died about 6 years ago now and I have had his clothing since then to do something with. The words Home and Family were his two most important gifts to me and I thank him for them. This quilt makes me think of his warmth and love. I quilted it by hand and now just have to hand sew the binding. I'm really glad I finally did it! Although not technically brilliant this quilt holds very special meaning.
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    This is a very special "heirloom" for you. I hope there is a label reflecting when you made it ,etc. I guess I am just too sentimental.

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    oh my I love it! I am sure you will have many warm cuddly nights with great memories with this one. It reminds me of my Grandfather also, thanks for the memories this conjured up. Suz

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    Quote Originally Posted by gin7 View Post
    This is a very special "heirloom" for you. I hope there is a label reflecting when you made it ,etc. I guess I am just too sentimental.
    Yes leave a note for the younger generations to come.
    God Bless you all.
    Heather.

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    How wonderful that your grandfather left you such a legacy of love for home and family, it is a precious keepsake.
    I'm sure it would have honored him and made his smile to know you created such a treasure because of your love and memories of him. Considering how well things were made in his time, the quilt should live on a long time.

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    Very nice and very special!!
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    OOOOH that just looks warm and cozy, wonderful job.
    SMILE- it will make everyone wonder what you are up to.
    Stay strong and keep looking up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gin7 View Post
    This is a very special "heirloom" for you. I hope there is a label reflecting when you made it ,etc. I guess I am just too sentimental.
    I agree--it will mean more to your kids/grandkids if there is a label. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
    God Bless,
    Rachel

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    very nice quilt
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    A wonderful way to keep memories.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    What a wonderful tribute to your grandfather, the idea of using his shirts and trousers is a very touching idea. Every time you look at it you will be reminded of him. Very sweet indeed and your pattern and work are beautiful!

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    thanks ladies. I will label it and am always urging others to do the same.
    Home is where the heart is, and a few scrappy quilts.

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    What a wonderful remembrance!
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    Looks like a quilt that everyone would want to have.

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    Using those special fabrics from your Grandfather's clothes makes this such a special quilt for just that. On top of that it is really a sharp looking quilt.
    DEB CAVAN

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    This wonderful quilt will warm you twice... once with the materials themselves & also with all your loving memories of your grandpa. What a fabulous tribute to someone who sounds like a very special person!
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    Your quilt is one of the very best kinds of quilts!!! It is a wonderful keepsake of a very special man. Enjoy it!

    Kat

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    That is beautiful and I am sure your Granddad would love it. Unfortunately I am severely allergic to wool so I do not see myself creating such a wonderful tribute to any of my family members. LOL

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    A very nice way to wrap up in his memories and keep him close.
    Jeanie

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    Now, any time you want a hug from your dad, you can simply wrap him around you. Great way to preserve his memory. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
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    Great job!!!!!

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    WOW! What a treasure!
    He will always be just a hug away!!!!

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