by quail 11 Jun 2016

My deaf-blind grandson has had a blanket since he was three when he was adopted by my daughter and son-in-law. She asked if I could salvage any of it. It was not much more than a rag. The four whitish squares with the black redwork type designs are the original blanket. I tried to use designs and fabric that an eight year old boy might like. My daughter told me that when he wants to "see" anything, he takes a picture of it with his i-pad and then enlarges it to full screen. This is my first quilt and I can certainly understand why so many people enjoy this craft. I may even sew more of them in the future.....

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by pldc 13 Jun 2016

you did a fantastic job!~hugs~

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quail by quail 13 Jun 2016

Thank you. I hope life is a bit sweeter for you today. You've had it pretty rough recently.

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by gerryvb 13 Jun 2016

many compliments to you, your grandson will be so happy with this.

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quail by quail 13 Jun 2016

Thank you. I enjoyed working on this.

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by mechille 13 Jun 2016

Great job. I'm sure he will enjoy it very much. :)

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quail by quail 13 Jun 2016

Thank you. I hope he does.

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by sonjapotgieter 12 Jun 2016

What an Awesome thoughtful Gift!!!!Great work you have done

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quail by quail 13 Jun 2016

Thank you.

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by sbott54 12 Jun 2016

He will adore your quilt. And I just love where you put the block with the sign "I love you". It is the center of all things in life, eh? -Sandra

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you. You are right about the Love being the center of life. It makes whatever comes our way worth while....

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by pennifold 12 Jun 2016

Well done Therese, your grandson will love this. I love all the different fabrics eg. the Hotdog, Superhero, Space, Animals and waffle ones. Also the maroon binding putting them all together has made a wonderful quilt - it's very effective. Love Chris

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you. You seem to have seen all the special touches I tried to use, Chris. Your attention to detail and ready praise has helped encourage so many of us here on Cute. Thank you for the Love.

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by laurasomi 12 Jun 2016

This quilt shows all the love you have for your grandson,
Hugs,
Gabi

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you. He a nifty little guy.

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by sjbrower 12 Jun 2016

Thank you for sharing your family story with us. I love how you "saved" your grandson's baby quilt and made a new blanket for him. Great work on this project.

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you. I did have to add some interfacing to the squares that were from the original, but I think together with the batting and backing, we might get a few years extra.

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by cfidl 12 Jun 2016

Great quilt! I love the story behind it. Best wishes to the recipient and his family.

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you. It is a wonderful story of love and self sacrifice that warms my heart, too.

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by shozo1271 12 Jun 2016

Really nice. Lots of colors that will show up nicely for him. Wonderful job! Kudos to you! Hugs and Flowers

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you. I love color!!

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by baydreamer 12 Jun 2016

This is what a quilt is meant to be. Memories , sewn with love. To me this is a masterpiece !

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you. I like your definition of what a quilt is meant to be. Memories, sewn with love. Beautiful.

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by lique 12 Jun 2016

What a great quilt!

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you.

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by anagha 12 Jun 2016

Excellent

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you.

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by katydid 12 Jun 2016

Wow!!

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thanks.

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by aussiequilter 11 Jun 2016

great save

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 11 Jun 2016

Excellent. I am sure you made this young boy very happy.

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you. I hope to know soon. Shipping from the states to Canada can take a while.

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by lucy12345 11 Jun 2016

Wonderful job, best wishes to you, daughter, son-in-law and grand son

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you. Thank you for the good wishes also.

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by lbrow 11 Jun 2016

You are to be commended. You have done an excellent job and I know the 8 yr old is going to love it. Well done grandmother/Lillian

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you. I found it easier to do than I thought. It was so much fun to see it coming together.

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by jrob Moderator 11 Jun 2016

You've done a beautiful job.I think he will love it. Great job adding the existing squares and I really like your "I love you" in sign language in the center.
It's a very soothing hobby to me as long as I can keep my "stuff" out long enough to

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you. The "I Love You" was here on Cute some years ago. Hightechgrammy posted it in 2010 I think.
I do find hand stitching quieting also. I did the binding on the back of the quilt by hand and felt great..

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by sandralane 11 Jun 2016

This is a beautiful quilt, you have done a terrific job with it. I am sure he and your daughter will both be very happy and treasure it always. Sandra.

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you. I know my daughter will want to keep it. She is the sentimental type. But my young grandson may take it everywhere as he did his little blanket and I may have to make another one a few years from now....

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by noah 11 Jun 2016

Love it and so will he hugs:):)

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you. I will know as soon as my daughter says she has received it. She lives in Canada and shipping can be slow from the states.

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by evilsoft 11 Jun 2016

Marvelous. He will really enjoy his new special blanket. Great Job.

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you. I hope he does like it.

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by toogie 11 Jun 2016

Great job, especially on a first quilt!

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you. I think quilting very easily gets into the blood of anyone who loves to sew. I just had never tried it before.

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by babash 11 Jun 2016

Very nice I am sure your Grand son will love it.

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you. I hope so.

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by carolpountney 11 Jun 2016

Very nice well done

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quail by quail 12 Jun 2016

Thank you.

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