Monday, August 1, 2011


It feels so good to have FINALLY finished my Grandmother's birthday quilt!  Remember when I first blogged about it here and here.

A big thanks to my neighbor, Jamie, for letting us use her shade for this pic!
I ended up quilting it myself with simple straight lines (using a 1/4" seam on each side of the printed squares).  I went with brown thread because cream stood out WAY too much on the back.  It turned out better than I originally thought.  I love it when that happens!

Most of the fabric is from the Spa line by Rosemarie Lavin for Windham Fabrics.  The solid is Kona cotton by Robert Kaufman in bone.  The back is brown flannel by Robert Kaufman.   I like the way the back really shows off the simple quilting (I am not such a big fan of how much it shows lint though!).

I used Spa Bamboo in Aqua for the binding. 

It took me almost 6 months (awful, I know!) to get it finishedAnd, bless my Grandma's sweet little heart, she hasn't even asked me where it is.  Of course, she may have forgotten about it by now!  I should really make her a matching pillow to reward her for her outstanding patience.  I promise it won't take me 6 months to make!

I am headed to Indy tomorrow morning to visit my sister and her family.  The hubs has to work so I am driving the 8 hours on my own with the boys (I just might be crazy by the time we get there!).  It's been over a decade since it's been this long (just over 3 weeks) without seeing my big sis.  I know, that doesn't seem very long but we only lived about a mile away from eachother before they moved.  The boys miss their cousins terribly as well.  They are used to seeing eachother at least once a week.  Needless to say, we are all very excited to see them!

I am getting a post ready for when we are gone.  I was able to get the quilt top completed for my other Grandma...yay!  It's made up of these blocks.

Hope everyone had a marvelous Monday!



Jamie said...

Great pictures...your grandma will love it! I have to say that it looks even better in person.

You are more than welcome to use my shady spot anytime. I almost didn't recognize my landscaping...perhaps I will go out there again when it's not 104 degrees on a daily basis!

Enjoy your trip...hug your sis for me! ;-)

bethanndodd said...

Thank you, Jamie! I hope it' worth her LONG wait! You really should go back there, your landscaping looks great! Unlike our WEEDS! I will definately give Laurie a hug from you :)

Melissa said...

I really love the brown and aqua combination. Flannel on the back will be very appreciated when your Grandma is cuddling up in her new quilt. Beautifully done:) Drive safely, and remain sane:)

miamihoney said...

Wow!! I love it and your Grandma will think it is worth the wait! Just gorgeous!!

Jenniffier said...

Your quilt looks wonderful. I am sure your Grandma will cherish it.

Little Blue Mouse said...

I adore the colours of this quilt, it's lovely.