King Me Grandma's Garden 1994 - 1999

posted by Caryl Anne
Thu, Jul 21 2011


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June 1994: I found a pamphlet from McCall’s at a garage sale for $.25 and the pieced quilt looked so pretty, I just thought hey I can do that! I bought some pretty fabrics and read the directions, then started cutting out using my newly learned rotary cutting method. I cut and cut and cut for weeks. Then I moved. A few months later I found the box of cut fabric; re read the instructions and dug in to the new project. I had set up my sewing cabinet in the area for a washer and dryer in my new apartment. I had to use the dining room table to lay stuff out to pin, and then move it gingerly to the sewing machine. I read somewhere to chain piece similar parts, wow that made it quite a bit faster. After all the units/blocks were finished I just used my bed to lay them out in rows, one row at a time. It took about a year to finish the top, and then find a border fabric and packed it away to have it quilted. After moving again in 1996, I had a bigger area to sew, however by that time my crafting sewing business had grown and I had no time to take for this project. In 1999 My Mother found the bag with the finished top and took it to the Senior Quilter's to hand finish for my 50th B-day gift from her. Was I surprised when I received it, as I didn't even know Mother knew about where it was? Sew: my second quilt was a whopper

Comments

Denise_Oregon wrote re: King Me Grandma's Garden 1994 - 1999
on Thu, Jul 21 2011 2:36 PM

Beautiful! And what a wonderful birthday gift from your Mother!

Ginny wrote re: King Me Grandma's Garden 1994 - 1999
on Thu, Jul 21 2011 2:37 PM

Caryl Ann, the quilt is beautiful. I  belong to a senior center in Mich. that does the hand quilting too.  Makes it such a treasure. What a wonderful thing your Mom did for you.

Ginny

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: King Me Grandma's Garden 1994 - 1999
on Thu, Jul 21 2011 5:19 PM

This is a beautiful quilt Caryl Ann.  How wonderful of your Mom to surprise you by getting it quilted.  

Barbara wrote re: King Me Grandma's Garden 1994 - 1999
on Fri, Jul 22 2011 1:18 AM

Caryl Ann, what a beautiful quilt . I love the colors.  You MOm must be a special lady...Barbara

Mz M wrote re: King Me Grandma's Garden 1994 - 1999
on Sat, Jul 23 2011 9:56 AM

What a beautiful quilt and what a thoughtful surprise from your mom.

Marie wrote re: King Me Grandma's Garden 1994 - 1999
on Mon, Jul 25 2011 8:45 AM

What a wonderful story this quilt holds, beautiful memories!  I love the softness of the colors, a truly beautiful quilt.

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