Friday, December 02, 2016

Grandbaby Quilt #2

My mom made a quilt for me when I headed off to college.  It was so warm and heavy and I had it on my bed my college years.  I still keep it in storage and every time we are home in the winter I pull it out.  I don't know if she made one for my brother and sister or not, but I do know she made one for each of her grandchildren.

So, I decided to carry on the tradition.  I made one for Tera which Suzanne uses as the backdrop for Tera's monthly photos.  I wanted to make one for Hezekiah, but I sure had some challenges with it!  I bought the cloth before I knew what gender he would be and lucked out on that as I had gone with blue (aqua) as I knew that would match the nursery.  



looked up some quilt patterns on Pinterest and other places on the internet and narrowed it down to two I liked.  

My sewing machine wasn't working right, so I decided I would cut the pieces ahead of time and then sew them at Suzanne's house.  



But of course I procrastinated and the week before leaving Niger I was still trying to figure out what size to cut the quilt blocks.  I had a pattern, but no directions to be found anywhere on the internet!  I told John I couldn't figure it out, so he said to give him some time to think about it.  He was doing dishes and figured out an algebraic formula in his head while he was working.  Within 10 minutes we had it all figured out.  




I got the pieces all cut out ahead of time and sewed them at Suzanne's house in the afternoons when Tera was napping. 

 

But I got to the last piece and realized I hadn't cut enough pieces!  So I sent a message to my neighbor, Beka.  She went in our house and found the cloth and sent it with somebody who was traveling to the USA and who mailed it to me here.  I got it just in time to finish it.



I googled "baby quilt sizes" for both Tera's and Kiah's quilts and look at the different sizes of the two quilts.  I hope Tera doesn't grow up thinking I love Kiah more because until I laid the two quilts on the floor, I thought they were the same!





I had some issues with the sewing machine and don't know enough to have been able to figure it out, so don't look too closely at the sewing!



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