Tuesday, August 16, 2016

My Granddaughters Quilt

The next project I would like to share is my 4 1/2 year old Granddaughters quilt.
My daughter redid her room and it is pink!!

So I had my daughter come to the house to pick fabrics and this is what she chose.


All but the red/aqua floral are Bloom and Bliss from Riley Blake Designs.


I still piece and quilt by hand. So here in pictures is the progression from start to finish.

 Sets of two become blocks.




 Blocks get laid out in a pleasing pattern.


 Basting, worst job on the planet!!


The part I love the best, Hand Quilting!!


A finish!


She also chose Bloom and Bliss for the backing.


And I am going to leave you with this...

My father was a newspaper man. He printed and sold TV guides to newspapers. When they were at the end of a run he would frequently print coloring books for us to take to school. The nuns would be thrilled and as a little girl I was so proud. They would ask him to stay and read a book. He would always read Green Eggs and Ham.
When a picture of this mug was posted on Instagram I knew I wanted to own it. Thank you sweet IG friend for helping me find the mug and giving me these memories.


You can get the mug HERE





13 comments:

  1. Such a pretty quilt! I'm glad you got your mug :)

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  2. What a cute mug and I loved hearing about the memory it brings to you. Great quilt. I so admire that you do all that work by hand. Amazing!

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  3. Oh Jane what a sweet treasure your granddaughter will always have this quilt made from your sweet hands. It is turned out beautiful.
    Hugs
    donna

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  4. That is a wonderful quilt for your granddaughter. I love the mug too!

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  5. I love the quilt! Where did you find the mug? I'm a big Dr. Seuss fan.

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  6. The quilt is simply darling! I just love the beautiful colors :) Hugs to you!

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  7. Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss. The mug is adorable and so is that quilt. Love the colors and prints.

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  8. Great quilt and sweet story about your Dad! I love the colors and the cup <3

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  9. This is the cutest quilt ever
    I love your daddy now, Jane.
    I like this mug too

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  10. you picked such pretty fabric for it, just love the finished quilt

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  11. so cute, Jane!! I am getting another granddaughter. I can't wait to start sewing for her and her big sister. =)

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