Friday, January 24, 2014


This is a finish from last year, as I completed it in time for Christmas. It's rare that I finish gifts on deadline, so this quilt is special in more ways than one. :)

It's a simple churn dash block (did you know that this block is also called "Sherman's March to the Sea"? I think I prefer that. It's way more badass, and what is more badass than a quilt for your grandma?) made from two charm packs of "Happy Go Lucky" by Bonnie and Camille.

I love my grandma, as she's hilarious and a pretty positive person. I was lucky enough to grow up about 20 minutes from where she and my grandpa lived, so they were always a big part of my life. She loves to talk, and she was great company this summer as we helped my mom move. She's over 80, but still very active. Two and a half years ago, she came to New York with my mom to visit me for two weeks, which was great fun. She even braved New York City on that trip, though she was unimpressed with the metropolis and couldn't wait to leave and "get back to civilization." :) Once a farm girl, always a farm girl!

So I really wanted to make her a quilt, and thought that the traditional block and bright colors would be a great fit for her. It's a small-ish quilt (48" x 60" finished) but she's quite petite and it's the perfect lap quilt for her. When she saw the box for her at Christmas, she said "I hope this is what I'm hoping it is!" Luckily, what she was hoping it was was a quilt, or that would have been awkward. :)

48" x 60"
Fabric: Happy-Go-Lucky by Bonnie and Camille, and Kona White
Backing: Cosmos by Laura Gunn
Quilting: Dogwood pattern done by me on my domestic machine

"Did you say DOGwood?"

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