Wednesday, December 28, 2005


Awhile back I added a collection of bright flannels to my stash. Not sure WHAT I was thinking I'd do with them, but I coveted them and I bought them as a pre-cut kit for making a rag quilt. I had no intention of making a rag quilt, but buying kits saves the time it takes to cut fabric. And so they were washed and SAT, and SAT, and SAT. I pulled them a couple weeks ago, and used several of the 1 yard pieces to make flannel pillowcases for grandsons. I also decided to cut a few of them into 3" strips and make a quilt for Grandson # 7, Quenten. He's 5 now, and a middle child. Everyone around him talks, so he rarely has to. My observation is that he could use a little "special attention", so he will be getting a mid sized quilt that looks like these blocks. I've done a version of someting similiar(?) to the bento boxes that I've seen pictured in Keepsake, I think. These blocks are made of 4 single blocks, and now measure 16.5". I think I only need 12 or 16 of these, and I have that many made. Now to lay them out. I will tie the quilt, and he'll have a quilt that matches his pillowcase. It'll be good for his two brothers to be a bit envious..*S* Call that Grandma wisdom! Posted by Picasa

13 comments:

trish said...

Oh, I like brights. Lime is a basic color, right? And 16.5" is a nice size to work up quick.

trish
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Maggie Ann said...

I like your Grandma wisdom, and I like your 'friend' wisdom too. *vbs* It has blessed my heart often. btw, I'm reading 'Christmas Vows..$5. Extra by Lori Copeland. Reading anything just now? Hope your week is especialy nice.

quiltpixie said...

These blocks are lovely. It'll be great for Quentin to be "special" by having a grandma quilt to go with his pillow cases...

Tropical Screamer said...

Oh, what a special Grandma you are. He's so lucky to have you watching over him.

And the quilt is so bright and cheerful. What perfect colors for a wonderful child.

Carolyn said...

I wish you were my grandma too! You do whatever you feel is best to make him feel special. The blocks look great and the quilt will be wonderful!

Laurie said...

Finn,
Love those BRIGHT flannels! WOOHOO! Keep it up!

And thanks for a glimpse into your private life! I am hoping to get some pics up soon!

I hope your back is better too!
Hugs
Laurie

Dawn said...

Oh Grandma you are a sneaky one! But how special for him! That is going to be one cute quilt!

Nancy said...

What a bright, happy quilt this will be. Quentin is going to love it. And as a middle child myself I say good for you to give him a little special attention! Not that I was ignored or anything growing up but when you're not the oldest or the youngest you tend to get overlooked a lot. I had a special granny who tried to always make sure we had special time too. She taught me how to bake bread and make her special mashed potatoes and gave me a love of gardening and quilting.

Tonya R said...

Wow, what fun, bright fabrics. Fun blocks too. I'm sure Q will love it.

The Calico Cat said...

OOOO I Love those block = all of that wonderful bright goodness! (& grammie wisdom shining through)

Kangastuksia said...

I like your quilts. :)

Darcie said...

Love that quilt for Quentin, Gram! You're so sharp...with the whole puchasing kits thing...to the screaming green thing...to the gramma wisdom thing!

This pattern is darling. I can *see* it in many different fabrics.... Thanks for the inspiration!

Happy New Year!

Darcie said...

Sorry...that'd be QUENTEN!!!

;-)