A Little Show & Tell

Good evening everyone!  I thought I would take a moment and share a very special quilt with all of you.  But before we get to that I want to remind everyone of the current giveaway we are sponsoring at World of Charity Stitching.  You could win a great Jelly Roll just in time for Christmas.  Check it out!

The quilt I want to share with you is a very special quilt I made for my mother in law last Christmas.  This quilt was made before my blogging days so I thought I would share it now. 

I wanted to come up with something special that I knew she would love.  Like any grandma she loves anything her grandchildren make.  I came up with the perfect idea that the whole family could work on together. I wanted all the grandkids to color blocks for the quilt.  Sort of like coloring book pages.  Each block is significant in one way or another.  For example, she loves Betty Boop so we did a couple Betty Boop blocks.  My son loves Spongebob so we did a Spongebob block.  Each grandchild is represented in the blocks.  Here’s s a few close ups.

She loved her quilt.  I was very proud of how it turned out.  I used a wonderful zebra print fabric for the back because she loves animal print.  I also made sure the label included all of us and each block is labeled with who colored it.  
I know she will treasure this quilt for a long time!  
Here’s a few pointers if you would like to make a quilt like this.  It’s actually quite easy.
  • I ironed freezer paper to the back of the white fabric to help stabilize it for the drawing and coloring.  It peels right off when you’re ready to sew.
  • We used a permanent pen {Sharpie} to draw the pictures on the fabric.
  • We used Prang crayons to color the blocks.  You can heat set these crayons to protect the color.
  • I cut the white fabric bigger than necessary.  Then I squared everything up before piecing.
  • Each block is labeled with the name of the person who colored it.
This is such a great way to make a keepsake for a loved one. 
I hope you all enjoyed getting a look at one of my favorite quilts!
Don’t forget we’ll also be hosting a giveaway here starting Dec 9th!  I haven’t decided what the prize will be…any ideas??
Vicki

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