Monday, May 7, 2012

A Quilt for Grandma...

I love scrappy quilts.
I especially love getting scrap fabrics from family. 
The colors and textures of the fabric remind me of that person they even smell like their homes.
I was thrilled when my Mother in law called and said that she was cleaning out her sewing room and asked if I wanted some scraps. 
Yes! Yes! Yes! 
I was so excited! 

 When I pulled out the scraps I was amazed at how well they all went together. 
They were all lovely reds, greens, tans, golds, and creams.
A few years ago she gave me red quilt binding that matched the fabrics perfectly. 

I decided to make a Square Dance Quilt for her Birthday. 
It has been so much fun to work on. I machine quilted in the ditch and in the boarders then hand stitched with pearl cotton in the blocks. 

My kids said the quilt looks like Grandma's house. 

Happy Birthday Grandma! 

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  1. Ilove the quilt, especially the hand quilting!

  2. Beautiful quilt and how special that it was made from her scraps and you'll give it to her. She will be tickled! Thanks for sharing!
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  3. I love the humble origins and simple beauty of this quilt. All the reasons why we quilt are expressed, great job.

  4. Absolutely love this quilt~it has my home's jewel tone colors~beautiful:)