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Thread: Wrapped Up In Grandma's Love

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    Wrapped Up In Grandma's Love

    Made for a friend at work. Her sister was having her first baby. A few months before the baby was born, their grandmother passed away. So my friend asked me if I could make a baby quilt out of her grandmother's clothes for the great-granddaughter she'd never meet. The appliqued animals were made out of scraps from my stash. All the other pieces (the background of the animals) and the other squares and lattice work were made out of the grandmothers clothes, mostly PJ's and some shirts. It was presented to the baby at her Baptism. I didn't go to the Baptism, but my friend said there wasn't a dry eye when she opened it up and realized it was her grandmother's clothes.
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    what a treasure--i'm sure this will become a family heirloom.

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    It is wonderful. What a marvelous keepsake. I can imagine why no one was dry eyed-You must have helped to make that new baby's baptism extra special.
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    what a nice quilt great job!!!
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    Those animals just kept getting cuter and cuter, what a treasure!
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    sooo wonderfully sweet. thank you for doing this.

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    Beautiful quilt. You did a great job.

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    I was going to say that the fish was my favorite... but then I saw the dinosaur. They are all so cute. I especially love the fabric you chose for the fish.

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    Absolutely fabulous job - especially love the LION!!!!!
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    Absolutely adorable. Your choice of fabric for each animal fits each of them perfectly. Great job!

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    What a wonderful idea. Such a treasure - I can see why there wasn't a dry eye in the house - it brings a tear to mine now, just reading about it.
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    Oh how sweet Thank you for making such a treasure

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    You did a wonderful job! They will treasure it forever!

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    What a wonderful gift.

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    Absolutely Adorable - love what you did with grandmas clothes. Truely a Treasure.

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    That is a beautiful quilt and an absolutely wonderful idea.

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    Such a special keepsake project! Kudos to you for doing this for them!
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    What a TREASURE!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    I was going to say that the fish was my favorite... but then I saw the dinosaur. They are all so cute. I especially love the fabric you chose for the fish.

    I know - it's hard to pick a favorite. Each time I did one, that one became my favorite, but if I had to pick one I would say it's the penguin, then the duck. I think there were 4 pictures that I didn't load up because of space. They are a butterfly, frog, elephant and monkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiLu View Post
    Absolutely fabulous job - especially love the LION!!!!!
    The lion was the first animal I did, so he holds a special place in my heart.

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    What a great job you did on these appliques. What a special quilt, will be cherrished for years!!!

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    That is so thoughtful and beautiful. You know there was no dry eyes,

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    Well arent those just too cute! Nice work!

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    very cute

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    Oh how cute!! And how special! You did a great job on the little animals! They will love it.
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