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    Smile Hi from the UK

    Hi my name is Lyn - Lyndlou as my family call me. My husband Andrew and I have a son and daughter both grown up.

    Our daughter is about to give us our first grandchild (in about two weeks) the baby will also be the first grandchild in her husbands family too! So to celebrate the birth I thought it would be nice to make an heirloom quilt.

    I looked on the net for inspiration and found the Missouri Quilt Co. and you are brilliant !! So here is my story......

    I asked both sets of grandparents, the parents, uncle and there is also and aunty on the husbands side to give me some iconic clothes ( old worn ones ) to represent "them" within the quilt I have dubbed it bloodines.

    Baby's mummy ( our daughter's ) favorite animal is the Giraffe ( she used to work at the Zoo and both mummy and daddy love Mclaren ( formula one driving cars ) They even had a silver and orange wedding theme two years ago.

    So that is the theme behind the quilt and this is what I am going to do

    I am going to use the ( double layer cake ) design adding four inserted panels - the panels will each have a giraffe applique design on and the double layer ( cake ) design around them, I will use orange or silver )( or both ) borders to section off the four panels and edge the quilt with two different thickness borders I will then back the quilt with a beautiful orange fleece ( I will obviously sandwich them with something soft too ) and I will ( attempt ) to machine quilt the top.

    Baby will be completely surrounded by all the family when sleeping or using it as a play mat.

    Hows that for a comfort blanket ! - I am sure I will be visiting the Missouri Quilt Co very often during this process for advice. I am not planning to rush it so I have no idea how old bump will be when I finally hand it over, but the point is that it is beautiful not completed just to give to bump at the birth !! xxx

    Thank you for the inspiration - I can't wait to get going xx

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    Hi and welcome to the forum can't wait to see your design

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    Welcome from Glasgow. You better get busy on that quilt. I have a 17 month old grandson, and only had time for cuddles. when he was a baby. Good luck sounds like a lot of sewing, looking forward to seeing the final quilt.
    Christine.

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    Hi and welcome to the forum from Cornwall. This sounds like a fabulous idea. Good luck for stress free sewing.

    Marion

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    Hello from Virginia. Nice to meet ya!

    What a great idea for the quilt! I bet it will be fabulous!!

    This is a great forum! Enjoy!


    Have a wonderful day!

    Friend me on Facebook under Kelly Howell Faulconer

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    A big welcome from NW Missouri - looking forward to following your quilting venture. Be sure to share that baby's arrival, too.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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    Hi and welcome from Connecticut

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    Hello and welcome from Indiana. That's a great idea for the baby quilt and I'm sure it will be a treasured item for years to come.
    Teresa

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    Your plan sounds wonderful! I found Missouri Star while looking for ideas for a baby quilt for my first grandchild. At the time we didn't know if it was a boy or girl. But, let's just say, little Evan will has lots of quilts in his future! I really have to get busy and finish one for his first little cousin, also a boy (not my grandchild - on the other side of the family, he was a first on both sides, too). He isn't due until Christmas, but the shower is only two weeks away.

    Welcome to the forum!

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    Your quilt sounds like it will be a wonderful treasure. When I first started sewing clothes for my daughter....28 years ago, I saved fabric from everything I made her. School outfits, Halloween costumes, everything. I cut the remnants into 5 inch squares, put them into a container and on a shelf. I have now started to sew that quilt with all those "squares" and there are a ton of them. I can still remember every outfit I made when looking at those little squares. It brings back a lot of memories when she was growing up.

    Have the best times with that new grandbaby!

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