Almost a year ago I jumped right into the Bloggers' block~a~palooza quilt along hosted by Quilt Dad. I stayed on track, for the most part, but when it came to the back of quilt I went blank. I had a ton of fabric left over but none of the pieces were big enough for the back. I didn't really want to buy more either. I also wanted to incorporate something very special into the quilt but didn't quite know how. The quilt was supposed to be a gift for my Grandma Dee's birthday in August but that came and went. I was determined to get it finished by Christmas and I am happy to say that I did (who cares that it came fresh out of the dryer on Christmas Eve morning, it still counts!).
|Fabric is Sunkissed by Sweetwater for Moda along with some Bella Solids|
I decided to piece the back with mostly solids I had in my stash and added some windmill blocks. I just love windmills and I think this fabric line suits them perfectly.
You can see a close up view of the windmill blocks here .
I wanted to add something very special to this quilt so I rummaged through a bag of old hankies my Grandma had given me a while back. They were mostly her mother's. I was a little worried about cutting them up but I am glad I did. Now they can be seen and appreciated.
|Please pay no attention to my very wonky quilting lines, I was a little rushed!|
I am happy to say that my Grandma loved it! And it felt so good to finally be able to give it to her.