Grandmother’s Flower Garden: a hexagon quilt update

My grandmother’s flower garden quilt is still growing…

046She’s up to (approximately) 65 x 40.

045The bigger she gets, the slower she grows.

043I don’t know how much bigger I will go…I am nearly out of the cream background. 044How’s your garden growing?

Windmill Baby Quilt for Zachary

I made this little crib quilt for my first ever great-nephew, baby Zachary.

015My brother is a grandfather!

017I’m a little jealous.

018I followed the Pinwheel Baby Quilt pattern from the Moda Bakeshop site.

009I’ve never made prairie points before. I think they add a really sweet touch to the quilt, and they were really easy to make. I’ll do them again. I think the baby might like to play with them they way babies do with tags.

011I used my brand new sewing machine to do straight line quilting around the pinwheels, and wavy lines around the border in yellow. Very simple, nothing fancy.

019The fabric is a 4″ charm pack of 1930s reproduction prints. They were a gift from Dar at Dar’s Patchwork Garden. I’ve been saving them for something special. I think the 1930s prints are perfect for a baby quilt.

020The backing is a from my scrap stash. I think it is a Japanese print, but I’m not sure.

012At 31.5 x 38 inches big, it’s the perfect size for Samson.

013Infused with puppy love and great-auntie love.

Sam finds a basket

Hello,
My name is Samson and this is a basket.

013I found it on the floor.

011I wonder if my mom hid any cookies in here?004Rats…only fabric scraps.

019Maybe next time she will make one for me, too.

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Pets on Quilts

spook & sam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…because so much cuteness simply can’t go unmentioned!

Entered into the Pets on Quilts contest under the “other” category – because there is a category for dogs and one for cats. But not one for dogs & cats together, lol!

This is Samson and Spooky snuggling together on the quilt in our master bedroom. This is an old whole cloth, machine quilted quilt that can be safely washed every time a cat barfs on it – which is often, and of which Samson chewed a corner off when he was a puppy.  As long as I have pets who mainly sleep on my bed I will never be able to put an heirloom quilt on it! I don’t mind. Cat barf is a fact of life…and so are puppy needle-teeth. 🙂