A Quilt Full of Hugs from Granny
Finally finished! A quilt for a special little three year old! This is the second quilt I have finished in the last month, both single bed size. I’m temporarily quilted out and looking forward to a visit from my son later in the week so it’s clean-up time but I’m sure I’ll be back at it shortly!
Once again I’m ‘stash busting’. This time I worked with a family of colours in the pinks, mauves and purples. The little girl who will receive this quilt likes pink but I don’t have a lot in my stash (the hot pinks were pulled for another quilt project) so strayed into the mauves and purples to round out the selection of fabric for this quilt. I used a 60 degree template and created a triangle within a triangle to create 12 inch blocks, some in darks others in light colours. I used all straight line quilting that follows the triangular shapes and also in the border. I originally intended to use much lighter quilting but as I worked on the quilt the ‘channels’ became narrower and narrower and I liked the texture created. It also should help it stand up to the laundering I’m sure it will receive.
The two quilts I have just completed have helped me remember ‘how to make a quilt’. The last ‘bed quilt’ was begun in the early 1980’s and completed in 2005. So much of my work is created for wall display. I have made a couple of crib quilts and lap quilts in the interim though.