Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Quilt for Miss E

When grandchild #3, Miss E, was born, for a variety of reasons, this Grandma didn't make a quilt for her.  Never mind that I was knitting her a blanket instead which shall we say is [ahem] still in the knitting bag unfinished. :(

With two more grandchildren expected late summer this year, it just didn't seem right that they got a quilt when Miss E hadn't received one yet.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for her and looked high and low for a pattern but was never totally satisfied with anything I saw.  Well, lo and behold, earlier this year while I was sitting in a staff meeting at work, an idea took over my brain and I started sketching.  One can sketch out a quilt design and continue to pay attention in a staff meeting can't they?  Quite honestly, at that point it didn't matter and I didn't care.  Inspiration had finally struck!  By the time the meeting was over, I had a design complete with measurements!

I frantically worked to get it completed by her 3rd  birthday in mid-April but couldn't quite make that deadline.  I was however able to get it pieced and off to my long arm quilter friend before my surgery a couple of weeks ago.  My friend was even kind enough to sew the binding on so when she returned it to me while I'm off my foot, I could hand stitch it down.  

I sent it home with her Daddy today.  What do you think?  I think she likes it!

The only thing not on it as I haven't been able to sit at my machine is a label.  Maybe she can bring it along to Grandma's house one day and I can add it. :)  

Just out of curiosity...Do you label your quilts?  Do you just sign them? or do you create a special label for the backs?

Also this is the first quilt I've used minkee for the backing and I love how it turned out.  I mostly use flannel when I back a quilt.  I like something soft on the back.  Do you have a tried and true fabric type you typically use?

All in all, I'm so glad she likes it. :)  Love this kiddo!


  1. Love it, and E is such a cutie!!! Hope your healing goes quickly.

  2. I think she loves it, and why shouldn't she. It is beautiful and made with love.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  3. The quilt is beautiful, as well as it's owner!

  4. The quilt is gorgeous as is Miss E. I love Minkee on my quilts - my grandkids do too! In fact, Griffin told me no more quilts unless the back is super soft! Hope you are doing well. ~Jeanne

  5. You sure make cute grandkids! :) So glad Miss E is happy with her quilt. I love the cursive E!