Sunday, January 15, 2012
A Colorful Patchwork Quilt for Granddaughter # 1
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.