How is the weekend over already? Thank, God, for a linky party. This weekend flew by. Basically because I slept it away. I slept until 1:30 on Saturday AND Sunday. I guess shaking my students’ hands every morning has finally caught up to me!
Even though I slept away the weekend, I was able to make some progress on the granny quilt. I’m making this quilt for my baby cousin who will be turning two this summer. As I’m making the quilt, I’m trying to put in little pieces that will remind her of her family members as she uses it. I know that growing up my mom had a simple 9-patch quilt that she had made with her mother. I used to love looking at all of the squares and hearing where they had come from. I’m hoping that she gets the same joy from this quilt as well!
I’ve made 8 of 20 blocks so far:
I’ve also planned the next four blocks. I have got to cut into the orange and purple fabrics I’ve bought. But there is something so final about cutting into beautiful, whole, pieces of fabric. Of course, I know this will really add to the quilt. A sweet friend said, “I love your colors.” This makes me smile, because it’s not hard to pick pretty colors when you just use all of them! This is my kind of quilt. Girly. Color. Explosion.
This block is to remind her of our Pappaw.
He’s obsessed with hummingbirds and I almost died when I saw this fabric:
I think this one is still my favorite…
Basically any of the flowers, in all of the blocks, are in honor of our Mammaw. You should see her garden. I’ve found ladybugs for her aunt, an anchor for her uncle, and a little girl reading for her cousins. I hope she’ll have fun finding all of the little squares!
I hope to get more done this week, but if it doesn’t happen it’s because I’m having too much fun hosting these people:
This week is looking up already!
Linking up with Plum and June’s linky party, hosted by Owen’s Olivia!
and with Anything Goes by Stitch by Stitch!