Quilting, Farming, Variety

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Quilts for Grandsons

A few years ago I made a quilt for each of my grandchildren; I believe they were all made the same year so I must have made better use of my time than I do now. This first one was for my older grandson. It is in the rail fence pattern and I appliqued baseballs here and there over the top. While quilting it I came across the last base ball which hadn't been appliqued, just fused onto the top. So, the whole quilt came out of the frames and the mistake made right. Pays to check carefully! Sorry, the picture is too pale to see much of the base balls.

When I made this quilt, the I Spy quilts were popular. Not only were they good for bed use, but for playing the game of I Spy as well, by cutting some of the hexagons from novelty prints. If you wanted to extend it into another game, have two hexagons from the same print and play a matching game.

This grandson wasn't very far along in school when I asked him to write words of animals and other objects on the top, and then I transfered and embroidered them onto the border. So, we have a record of his handwriting as well.

Do you quilt for a grandchild?


  1. cute - I like the baseballs on the railfence. yes I quilt for my grandchildren too and sometimes for other members of the family too (if they don't have grandma's already making quilts for them :) )

  2. I am learning to quilt. My Mom is the great quilter in our family - quilts for all the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They are treasured by all of us.
    Yours are beautiful and so creative. I think having something someone made with their own hands is a priceless gift.

  3. I know you made the quilts to be used, but I don't want it to become ragged. So it's not on his bed very often. It's not just the quilt itself; it's also the writing. I'd hate to lose it!