|Carlton looks kind of creepy, no?|
Last summer, my grandma and I went to the local quilt store together and browsed around. It was getting close to my birthday and she asked what I wanted while I was there. Now honestly, she comes up with some kooky gifts for me, so I just pointed to a fat quarter bundle and said, "I'd like something like that." She said great and bought it! So that's how I ended up with some of the fabric for the top. They are all reproduction 1930's fabrics (Aunt Grace, etc). That was about the time I started perusing quilting blogs and came across Oh!Fransson's site. She had just started the Mod Sampler quilt along so I jumped in and finished up the blocks in no time.
|The furball loves him some fabric and aluminum foil|
When I finally had all the right sashing, binding, and backing fabrics, I put it all together and daringly stippled it myself. Practice? Who needs practice? I'll practice on the real deal :) It turned out really great even if I did have to rip out the stitches in one place where I didn't pin baste enough. Another lesson learned, right?
When I went to visit my grandma at Easter, I brought the quilt with me. Of course she loves it! She even told me I could leave it with her when I went home if I wanted. We took it and showed it to all her friends too. It's a great memory I'll share with my grandma from now on!