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Friday, December 5, 2014

A Little Christmas Wallhanging

On Friday afternoon, my DGD decided we should go to Nana Girl's studio and make a quilt!!  I guess the fact that she was leaving at 5:30 AM the next morning was not a factor.  So, upstairs we went.  She looked thru my books and picked a pattern.  Then she picked fabric after telling me that she didn't really like scrappy, she liked things to match.  She decided on the green and the swirly red (which was her favorite).  Not finding anything suitable for a border, her mom ran her up to JoAnn's while I kept cutting and sewing.  By Friday night, we had this finished top.
My all-time favorite go to books for great, easy ideas are Kim Brackett's Scrap Basket series.  I gave Cameron all 3 books and she picked this quilt.  
She desperately wanted to finish it but there just wasn't time.  I promised her I would finish it quickly.  Saturday I basted and started quilting.

Picking the overall swirl design was easy as she kept saying the red swirly fabric was her favorite.
I decided on stars and loops in the border. 
A bright green was perfect for the binding.  It got mailed off by Tuesday
and should arrive today.  I'm hoping for a phone call to see how she likes it in person.
My youngest DGD was also in my studio working on a "quilt".  As she is only 3, we had to get a little creative.  She picked scraps of fabric she liked and using a stapler declared she was "making a quilt".  No picture was taken, but here she is enjoying an ice cream cone. :)  Can I just say that Nana Girl had  a precious, memory filled afternoon.
These are the best times in life. 
Have a happy stitching day,
Karen

11 comments:

Carolien said...

What a lovely quilt you have made with your DGD and what a precious time that must have been together!

Enjoy & greetings, Carolien

Diane said...

That must have been so fun for you and what great memories you made together! The quilt is pretty cute too.

Julierose said...

Adorable granddaughters! It's such fun when you can do things together....hugs, Julierose

audrey said...

You are a wonderful grandma! Very sweet quilt.:)

Marlene said...

Your granddaughters are just adorable. What a precious time to have and I am sure when that phone call comes it will be an overwhelming 'Love it'. What a lovely little Christmas quilt.

Janan said...

What a precious little quilt made by your granddaughter! Both of the girls are just adorable! I am glad you made the memories.

Ruth said...

The quilt is adorable and nothing is more special than sewing with your DGDs!

QuiltSue said...

Your granddaughters are so pretty. They both have lovely smiles.

Karen said...

Oh how wonderful! A new quilter in the works. So good to see a young girl interested in the quilt making process.

CecileD said...

Please, congratulate your DGD because her quilt is so cute and she chose the best colors to realize it !
The quilting is so gorgeous too ! :)))

Barb said...

how special to make a quilt together!