Bloggers Quilt Festival number 4 organised by Amy of Amy's Creative Side has brought me in contact with quilters everywhere. Thank you Amy for hosting such a wonderful event.
I am posting for the first time thanks to one of my favorite fans. Otherwise known as grandson.
Great excitement was expressed while scrolling through photos. My 4 year old grand son was perched on the arm of the lounge (sofa) looking on. He squealed,planted a big sloppy kiss on the computer screen and announced proudly." That's my Blankie."The evening group of women I quilted with in Bathurst at the time wanted to make a mystery quilt. I searched the net and found this pattern. Many of the quilters were just beginning and rotary cutting was a must. I made a half size version knowing there was a 2nd grandchild on the way.
No soft pale colors for my daughter so I was free to use fabrics from my stash. The only supplementing I did was a couple pieces of bright green. I machine quilted it on the diagonal, nothing fancy. The quilt was intended to go from cot (crib) to bed and the washing machine.
I was going to have to purchase binding fabric ....there was nothing long enough left . The day I had the quilt with me and intended to lash out for binding one of the gals from Bathurst Flying Geese quilters piled the table high having culled her stash. Swooping by I snatched the piece of fabric that matched one I had used. The unwanted yardage partnered with my remaining scraps was enough to complete the quilt.
Under the sheet when the big bed is made.
Drug to the lounge room for comfort and warmth.
Packed in the car for the hour drive home after the olds watch All Blacks (New Zealand) vs Wallabies (Australia) play Test Rugby.
I know why I quilt. My quilts are the hugs I give to everyone who sleeps under them.
I have no doubt my grandson is well hugged.
I shall be visiting the festival over the week. Plan on stopping by to say Hi.