While visiting Loose Threads Quilt Shop in Milton, WI I found a pattern that intrigued me. I don’t buy patterns very often, because I like to come up with my own designs, but this pattern really tickled me.
My granddaughter Rainee was approaching her 10th birthday and it was time to make her a new quilt. But what colors and fabrics? A great question to ponder in a great quilt shop. I found a purple fabric with colorful bugs that set the palette,
and my search for purple and lime fabrics began. Isn’t it fun to have a project to buy for?!? Then, while in Paducah, I found a lovely light purple solid for the background and spent my stitching time there making her blocks.
When I got home I laid them out and stitched them together.
I chose a bright green, super soft Minky™ for the back and I didn’t use any batting. Then I took it up to our June quilt retreat ~ a great time with great friends ~
and echo quilted around the shapes. When I got home I decided to “write” my label on Rainee’s quilt with my Sweet 16 in the open spaces.
Did you notice I’m actually using my “scissors holster”? The tweezers are in the perfect spot for removing the Press and Seal™ from the stitches (for a post about using Press and Seal™ to mark your quilts click here).
I had planned to turn the Minky from the back to the front as a binding, like I did on the quilt I made her when she was 3 (for my tutorial on that technique click here).
This time I made a pillowcase to match and got it in the mail to our sweet Rainee in time for her birthday!
I’ll send a photo of her with her quilt when I get one (it’s so hard to have grandchildren so far away 😔).
Karen emailed me about a charitable project and I’d like to pass it along.
It’s a plea for quilts and blankets to be made for the homeless in our nation that will culminate with an event at the Capitol in December. For all the information go to: https://memorialblanket.org/
And one more thing~ We’re moving!!!
Mike and I decided it was time to downsize a bit and we’ve left our wonderful home in the woods. We’re excited about our new home which is closer to Watertown.
As I’m cleaning out and packing up I’ve come to the conclusion that I really do have too much stuff. What a blessing it will be to get through it all and settle in. Our new address is N9081 River Road, Watertown, WI 53094.