Saturday, June 23, 2012
I finished it a while ago. I'm just getting around to posting about it. I decided to gift this to my Grandmother. I was planning a trip to Utah to visit with my family. My sister was due with a baby any time. I was going in hopes to be there for the birth of her sweet baby. I knew I was going to visit my Grandmother while I was in Utah. I just knew she would love this. She taught me how to sew when I was little.
It is so soft! I just love it! It is backed in flannel.
My Mom came up to Utah for the birth of my sister's baby, from Arizona. So both my Mom and my Grandma were there. They were picking at my points. I know it isn't nice to say, but I told them too. I was so proud of my points all coming together so well (once I got the hang of them.)
My Grandma understands quilting because she used to quilt. Mom did too, but on a smaller scale. We all used to tie quilts in the family room. My Grandpa made quilt frames to tie quilts for a few of us years ago. (Oh, how I wish I had one myself.)
Grandma is just beautiful! I love her so much. She loved the quilt.
My 4th grade son’s teacher was going to be a Daddy for the first time right as school was letting out. I thought it was the perfect excuse to make a quilt. I am always looking for good reasons to make things;)
I decided on this lovely fabric from Denyse Schmidt. I made a super simple pattern from HST with cream and squares of the printed fabric. It went together in no time at all.
I backed it with some polka dot flannel fabric. I do love to back my quilts with something soft. Particularly if I am using it for a baby or child. My kids go crazy over soft textures.
I did an all over meander in the white and a little bit of a different fmq for the patterned fabric. It washed up like a dream and the roll was just too cute!
I was lucky to be able to volunteer for the Kindergarten teacher every week. She was a sweet lady and my little Kindergartener loved her. For the end of the year gift, I asked her what her favorite color was. Deep Purple.
I absolutely fell in love with this Art Gallery fabric and just had to make something with it. My son said his teacher needed a new lunch tote. I found a free pattern from Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie called Pick-A-Pocket Purse. Perfection!
Since the top fabric was almost white, I thought it would get dirty fast. I used some of the same oval elements fabric from the handles to line the top of the purse. It also added some stability to the purse. I did use firm batting in the purse, but I think I would have used some in the handles too. I also think this would be awesome a little bit bigger. I am just in love with the Art Gallery fabrics! The feel of them is just so smooth.
My son’s teacher loved it!