Monday, March 25, 2013

Another Scrap Quilt Finds its Kiddo

A joint post with the semi-dormant quilt blog "State of the Craft."

Last summer, I rattled out faces for a number of children's quilts (the number was "eight," in fact). After an epic excavation of my workspace, I have confirmed that three are still under construction. Four are already in the hands of various adorable children, as described here and here.

Make it five.  This one went out to one of my work partner's three year old girl last week.  He claims she likes it.  He claims, and has supported with photographic evidence, that she insists on sleeping on top of it, rather than underneath it.  He claims she wakes up in the middle of the night and talks to the animals in it.  I am unclear whether he sees this as a positive development.

The pictures aren't very good -- that's what happens when you don't check image quality before you give 'em away.

The Specs

Pompous Title: 8 Small Scrap Quilts for Children #5, "Green Checkerboard"
Serial Number: 66

Dimensions: 51" x 46"
Batting: Pieced scrap batting.
Backing: Pieced scrap flannel.
Quilting: Conventional machine quilting with scrap thread.  The top thread is a metallic, a first for me.

Begun: May 2012
Finished: February 2012

Intended Use/Display: Child's blanket.

Thanks to Mm Mud for her response to my last post, where I was hand-wringing about what to DO with the quilts I make: "Make it possible for folks to own one."  She might have been implying that I should sell them, which is not something that pencils out either financially or as a lifestyle choice, but it reminded me that people kind of like them, and will seldom resent them as a gift.  Or bribe.


mrs.5000 said...

OK, talking to the animals is just too adorable.

Rebel said...

Love it!!! Very well done, and yeah, love that she's talking to the animals.