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Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Colorful Patchwork Quilt for Granddaughter # 1

I made this Patchwork quilt for Granddaughter # 1 this week.  It's made from 5" squares.  Some were left over from charm pack projects but most were cut from my box of scrap pieces.  The scraps have been accumulating for a number of years.  It turned out to be a very colorful quilt.

I made a throw for Granddaughter # 2 during the Christmas vacation.  When I asked # 1 what type of quilt she wanted, she told me she wanted one like her Daddy's.  My mother made her Daddy's quilt for him when he was a little boy.  It was made from squares from her scrap box.  We tied that quilt but I decided to stitch in the ditch.  A friend suggested a nice thick batting that resembled little puffy squares.  I found this batting at JoAnns and it worked perfectly.


We went to the fabric store a few weeks ago to select her backing prior to beginning the quilt.  I'm so glad I took her along because I would have never thought that she would choose this lovely white fabric with small colorful crosses but that's what she wanted.  It turned out very nice.  I added the rainbow stripped binding and it could easily be reversible.  The quilt is smaller than a twin size because that's the size she wanted.  She wants to be able to cuddle up in it while watching tv or reading.

I showed her the quilt last evening while I was still sewing on the binding.  She said "It's so beautiful!".  That made my "heart sing".  It's always good to have someone appreciate your work.   It's now in the washer. Since I used scraps, I felt it was important to give the entire quilt a nice bath before she snuggles up in it.  

7 comments:

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Pam...this kind of scrap quilt is my absolute favorite. It's my grandsons favorite, too. we made one together...he picked the squares and the order they would go and I sewed. The first thing he did when it was finished was to wash it and wash it and wash it. He said he wanted it all soft and drapey like his older sisters. She'd had her's for years and it was well worn and washed. This year for Christmas I gave each of my Grandkids a new throw. I bet the still prefer their old worn and washed ones. LOL!!!

Hope you are having a great start to your New Year.

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

Such sweet scrap quilts:) I love them. I hope things are going well for you. I posted my vintage tablecloth and apron I thought you might like a peek:)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Pam! I love all the colors in that pretty quilt. Such a great gift for your grand daughter. Certainly made with lots of love and she will remember that. If she says it is beautiful then you know it is because kids speak from the heart. :) Best wishes to you, Tammy

Kay Lynne said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Love the picture of your Featherweight :) I really love your charm quilt--the colors are really pretty!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is so charming...looks so soft and colorful! And her comment would make my heart sing, too!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love that it makes her heart sing....you made the perfect quilt!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Oh what a fun scrap quilt! Charm squares just makes a gal happy:) It's like viewing many small works of art!