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Have You Made Something For Your First (Imaginary) Great-Grandchild Yet?   General Discussion

Started 11/12/21 by judyinohio; 1071 views.
MelRN

From: MelRN

11/13/21

What a sweet story! And I love your new version :D 

MelRN

From: MelRN

11/13/21

Suze, off toppic, but what language is Omi? I don't recognize it! :D 

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Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

11/13/21

German... Formal term is Oma  meaning Grandmother (Opa being the term for Grandfather) Omi is the equivalent of Granny. I never got to met my Opa - he passed before my parents got married.

My Omi was a very prolific charity quilter - she lead a group from her church called the Dorcas which met at her house once a month for intensive scrap quilting...a couple of ladies would cut out the material - they used scissors and cardboard templates, a couple of ladies would sew the squares together - she had at least 5 sewing machines set up in her double-wide, and when the ladies sewing would get done with a quilt, they pushed her  furniture in the living room to the edges and batted, backed and tied the quilts. They would pin the edge into a knife edge and back to the sewing machine it would go. Very efficient!

MelRN

From: MelRN

11/13/21

Ah. I would have recognized Oma and Opa. Thanks :D 

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

11/13/21

So thoughtful.  So brightly colored.  So well thought through.  Nice GG!!

 

I’m making quilts for the four grands when they get married (ages 16, 12,  11 & 15 months) Mishii was kind enough to quilt the first one I finished. I must say her & Pita did an awesome job. I have 1 more to make. Not sure I’ll get to the imaginary great grands.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

11/19/21

Good for you for planning wedding quilts for your grands.

I did not do that because my mother did not do that; she and I just followed the Miller family tradition of making baby quilts, not bed-sized quilts. Guess we think small.  LOL

judyinohio said:

family tradition of making baby quilts, not bed-sized quilts.

This was my DH’s idea. The youngest has already claimed the one I just got back from Mishii. 

TransTex

From: TransTex

Nov-19

Judy, My mother, (who died in 1990) left several baby quilts for her great and now great-great grandchildren.  I already have a real (not imaginary) great-granddaughter.  Her first bed quilt is almost done, and will need quilting pretty soon.  

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Nov-20

I'm enjoying reading these stories about special quilts created for special babies. 

Thank you for sharing yours with us.

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