Friday, June 26, 2009
The baby quilt
My daughter called me 3 1/2 years ago and informed me she was having a baby boy, wow, her first baby. Needless to say, this mawmaw was very excited!
I poured over books, magazines and patterns and just couldn't find the right pattern. So I started cutting up fabric and began sewing by hand. I enjoyed the entire process, very relaxing and fullfilling.
Since he was born in July...he had to have a patriotic quilt. Pieced, quilted and then started on the binding. I was so proud...key word here, WAS.
The phone rang and I laid it (masterpiece quilt, lol) and came back to find a soggy hole near the side of the quilt. Geeze, I had only 20" to go to finish the entire quilt.
My son's dog, Kuma, was very happy to share his remodeling skills to grammy by chewing a hole large enough for a grapefruit to fall through. Omg, this dog is Weird, now what to do.
I cut a patch for the front shaped like a bone, wrote a few lines on it and appliqued it on. For the back I choose another patch, this time a round one, wrote a few lines and appliqued it on.
After little angel was born I told my daughter...she laughed and said she didn't know, just thought I was being my ecentric self.
Oh...and Kuma...I told him he was evil, he licked my hand and went about his dog business.
What have you done to disguise a problem? Just wondering...Elaine