Thursday, June 25, 2015

Memaw's Quilt(top).

My grandma turned 90 this year. I figure she needs a quilt.

My grandma is an amazing lady. Her life is exciting, and the stories she has told me about her past are incredible. (And true!) In her home, there is a gigantic quilt hanging on the wall of her great room that was pieced decades ago out of clothes from members of our family. When I was a kid, I always loved when she would point to pieces of the quilt and tell me where they came from. 

This quilt looks nothing like the one on her wall. It's all from one fabric collection: Bonnie and Camille's Happy Go Lucky. But whenever I would see these fabrics in a project, I always thought of my Memaw, and I held on to my FQ bundle for a couple of years until inspiration struck.

As you can probably tell if you've previously been here, using this line is a bit of a stretch for me. I like extremely bright colors and large scale prints and TULA. And while I can't say that B&C will be my future go-to when it comes to a new project, I can say that I like this finished top a lot.

I considered hand-tying this one, which is something I've never done before, but I'm leaning towards machine quilting. Simple, straight lines on the diagonal, aka, Audrey's favorite way to quilt a quilt ever. (No, really.) But there are a few other projects that will demand attention before then--my nephew's quilt, eep!--so I have time to muse.

Oh, if you're interested, the pattern for this is a free tutorial called the Squares and Strips Bed Quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew.


  1. What a lovely quilt top to make for your grandma. I think tying it would be really fun and tactile, and it will be fun to see what you decide to do in the end. :)

  2. Happy Go Lucky is what turned me on to B&C's collections. I won some mini-charms of it and made a quilt for a friend with those winnings. For whatever reason, by the end of the project, I liked that fabric so much more, and now I'm obsessed with it. A LQS still has a jelly roll of HGL. I think I may need to buy it, if only so that no one else can! Mine, mine, mine!

    I really like the layout here. When it comes to fabric lines I adore, I think the bigger the pieces of fabric, the better. That way, the fabric itself takes the spotlight. I can't wait to hear what your grandma says when she receives it!


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