Sunday, April 01, 2012

A new Grandma is being born!

ABC quilt for Sue
No, not me. I have 6 grandkids already!  A friend is having her first grand baby soon and has waited SO long for this to happen. She was beginning to think she would never get the chance.  A group I am in (a non quilting group) have what they call 'Grandma Showers' when one of us becomes a Grandma for the first time.  My friend was in this group for 25+ years and dropped out a few years ago, so won't get a shower. :(  But a few of us decided to surprise her anyway.  I have made quilts for all my other friends, so made one for her too.

I have made several of these over the years, and had one bag of blocks already done.  I have collected prints over the years that would work with this quilt.  My own grandkids have theirs, so this bag of blocks was just sitting in a bin.

So, I really killed two birds with one stone!  Another UFO done! And a gift done! Woo too..don't you love it when things work out like that?

The quilt size turned out to be 50" x 60" a little bit bigger than a normal baby quilt..but will be perfect when she becomes a toddler and then Grandma can play the ABC game with her. My own grandkids were entertained for hours with theirs. 

I hope everyone is having a great spring! We sure are.  It got almost a bit too warm a few weeks ago, now it's more like spring.  A little bit cooler, but very refreshing. I'm loving it!


Annemart Berendse-Quilting the town red said...

Love the quilt, great to find these fabrics fitting in with the letter!

ruthsplace said...

It's a beautiful quilt. I love the fabrics.

ruthsplace said...

It's a beautiful quilt. I love the fabrics.

VeeV said...

I'm always intrigued by alphabet quilts...... they are perfect for children (and adults) to learn with. but..... i have NEVER seen one like yours..the time and energy to gather 26 different "suitable" fabrics, in itself is truly amazing!!

i am completely in love with this quilt!!!

just found your blog this morning......and let me say: i'm "watching" you!! :) :)