In my last blog post – https://stitchinggrandma.wordpress.com/2019/02/25/500th-blog-post/ I alluded to the ” best eye candy of the day was a photo I got this morning of my “soon to be 3″ granddaughter”. Her mother gave permission to share the photo. But first, the story of that quilt she is sitting on. My first post about her quilt was in May of 2016 – buried at the tail end of another post . The first photos showed up the next day on this post – https://stitchinggrandma.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/cards-and-quilting/
Throughout the process of making her quilt I shared pictures and talked about it on my blog. A look back at my blog archives in May through July of 2016 shares lots of conversation about her quilt. Feel free to search an look back!
I finished her quilt and delivered it, only to borrow it back in 2017 for the Ocean Waves Quilt Guild Show. I was delighted to learn it had been awarded a 3rd place ribbon. My daughter brought Addison to see her quilt hanging at the show and that was an exciting time. The quilt went back home and into the closet on the shelf, to await the day when she was “big enough” for a bed to put it on. Last week the new mattress etc came home and her room was rearranged and the bed “dressed”. Mommy snapped a photo and said she just LOVED sitting on her bed with her quilt and new pillowcases.
If you click on the photo it will take you to the album on Flickr where there are more photo’s of the quilt, including the back (which I think is the reason I got a ribbon). The quilt is really “two sided” with a pieced back using some of the excess blocks and fabric. My daughter wanted coral and grey, and I threw in the turquoise because so many of the coral pieces I found had the turquoise too. Turned out to be a good decision and added another dimension to her quilt.
The fabric for the pillowcases came from Serendipity Quilt Shop last year, and was fun because it had the colors I wanted and the stripes to match up with the unicorns! The purple and red in the stripe fabric added another layer of color in her gray and white and coral room. I think they go well enough with the quilt, and the unicorns are a favorite.
You can see why I have QUILTING JOY everytime I look at the picture of her on the bed! I think this is my favorite part of being the StitchingGrandma ~!!~
What about you? Do you have a project you have made and given away that brings you JOY a year or more later?? Do tell….