Since I’ve been taking care of grandma again, I have begun a quilt. My mother suggested it because grandma has an abundance of fabric and it would be nice to make something with her.
So one day when we were sorting fabrics I said, “Oooo😮, I like this fabric for a little man’s quilt…” and I set it aside. And the morning continued with me stacking different cotton linens together. Grandma was fine with it but concerned with my choices. But I told her not to worry, that I had a plan! 👍
Next day I took them home and began washing them all. She once had cats so I’m am deathly allergic to everything on the 3rd floor. 😵
Then the squares began…it’s a long process and to get grandma into the mix I asked her to iron the fabric. She is able to do it and it takes her a bit of time so it makes my job less stressed.
The squares process took some time! But my crazy patterns look well together… 😎
I still had 5 more fabrics to cut…but my vision would be completed!!
This last Friday we began the pattern process, or as I see it a giant puzzle coloring book!
I understand you can make 9 square patterns and then stitch them together but instead I wanted to come up with my own pattern. So grandma sat across from me and would stop me if I was putting one in a terrible place. And sometimes I would tell her to chime in with her opinion, because when mother got here I wanted and expected her to do the same! Love you Mother! ❤️
The process should have stopped as grandma went to take a nap and mother left to get some cookies to celebrate her birthday and I was supposed to be making lunch, but instead I tried to finish.
After lunch I finished laying them out and I love it. Mother helped me move some things around…
Initially I was making it for my future kiddos, hopefully a boy, but actually this quilt would be okay for either a boy or a girl.
Mom showed me how to organize it and make it simpler for the next process of sewing.
Grandma and I made it all cute for the photo! 😊
And not only am I going to make a quilt, something I have never done, but to bite off more I’m going to quilt it.
Not in this design but I was practicing…
I want these quilts, I make to be an heirloom. Something that my future grandkids can get and can continue on. 😊💕
I’ll post more photos when we continue… wish us lots of luck! 😊