Today I realized how long it’s been since I posted any of my sewing adventures on my blog. It’s been over a year since I’ve been here. Well I got sidetracked, what else is new? So I’m back now and have something new to post with several finished projects to share, quilts that is.
I really enjoyed making a quilt for my grand daughter, called “Summer in the Park“. I found a great tutorial by Jenny Doan at Missouri Star Quilt Company on You Tube that not only inspired me but stepped me through the process.
I started this project during a quilting retreat…remember? It seems so long ago now. I did the piecing but was still to chicken to quilt it on the machine and I know my track record for finishing hand quilted ones. Thirty years in the making is a little to long for a hand quilted quilt, even if it is a Double Wedding Ring. If you don’t believe me, just ask my daughter.
I had this one finished for my grand daughter for last Christmas but she didn’t come up for the holidays and I didn’t want to mail it. I waited to put a label on it until I knew I was gifting it to her. This August was her 18th birthday, so what better time to commemorate and definitely label it with all the details. By the look on her face, I think she appreciated the label too.
I’m so very proud of my grand daughter’s accomplishments. She started college when her peers were starting their sophomore year in high school. She would have just been graduating from high school in the summer of 2018, but because of her hard work and determination she will graduate not only from high school but also will be getting her diploma for her associate degree in college. WTG Pam!
Once she’s finished her associate degree I’m not sure where life will take her, so I made her quilt to hopefully be the right size, no matter where she lays her head at night. I made it in between a twin and a double bed size. She has a twin bed now, but things change.
I made her a matching pillowcase made from the quilt’s backing fabric and matching colors in vibrant yellow and pink. When all was said and done I think I only had a scant 1/4 yard left of the backing material. Just enough to add to the scrap basket for my scrappy quilt project, coming soon.
In the meantime, I’ve got another post or two to get caught up with all the sewing madness I enjoy!