Saturday, August 8, 2015

It's a small, small world!

Recently I created a quilt for a friend and business associate . . . we discovered some time ago that we had gone to the same elementary school, though we hadn't known each other at the time.

She recently became a first-time grandmama, so I knew I wanted to make something just for her.

I had some blocks from a swap that I participated in, and I thought an A-B-C quilt would be just the ticket!


The first block has airplanes; the next has bugs; the third has corn; and the fourth dogs . . . and so on, across the rows.

I had some wonderful, thick fleece in my stash that was perfect for a little guy:


Here are some of the blocks, up close and personal:


"J is for Jungle." All of these were free motion quilted; the lattice strips between the blocks were given a geometrical motif, and many of the blocks were outline quilted around the objects or animals.


E, of course, is for elephants, and don't forget that K is for kittens!


These hazelnuts fill in nicely for "N"...


On the Unicorn, I quilted the clouds and swirls and left the animal un-quilted.


You might be able to see the outline quilting around the ears of corn.


Here's a shot that shows the front and the fleece backing.

I had a great time making this; I personalized it with her name in one corner, the phrase "It's a small world" in another (because that is what we said when we realized we went to school together years ago!) and my name and the date in a third corner.

I'm hoping that this little quilt gets used a lot!

Love,




6 comments:

  1. Very clever, indeed! I'll bet it was lots of fun to make, too! I'm sure she is going to be over the moon upon receipt of such a thoughtful gift.

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  2. Yes, I hope the little one uses it and plays tent with it and loves it until it is in tatters. In my opinion, that is what quilts are for.

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  3. How sweet of you! Fun quilt idea. I'm sure your friend will be happily surprised and the quilt will be loved a lot.

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  4. What a great quilt to gift a 1st time gramma - very clever. Love fleece for backing baby and toddler quilts.

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  5. I love this! What a great way to do an alphabet quilt!

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  6. I love the idea of an abc quilt and your quilting is great!

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