Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Special Gramma Quilt

When Jan's daughter asked her to make curtains for her kitchen from Coca Cola fabric, she was more than happy to do so.  Once she finished making as many accessories as she possibly could with the leftover fabric, though, she was sick of it and never wanted to see it again.  Being the generous friend that she is, she managed to lose it to her quilty friends in the form of three-inch strips playing Left-Center-Right at quilt retreat.  Being the fun friend I am I secretly gathered them up from everyone thinking that some day I would make her a fun surprise from them.

Nothing needs a fun surprise like a first-time Gramma so when Jan found out her Coca-Cola loving daughter was (FINALLY!) expecting a baby, I knew I had to make a baby quilt.  I wanted to use up as much of the fabric as I could, but I also wanted to add a few more fabrics for interest.  I decided on something from the Michael Miller Tea Room collection and just made Sawtooth Star blocks.

Originally I planned to use the Apron Ruffles print for the borders but just used it as the backing instead.

I did use up almost every last bit of the fabric.  When Jan's little grand-daughter, Rose Mary Jean, was born I sent the leftovers to her in a card in case she wanted to make something else from them.  

She thought that was funny!

She thought the whole thing was funny!

But she really does love her "Fun at Gramma's" quilt ……..

…….. and I think little Rose Mary will too!


Mimi said...

Sandy that turned out so cute. I love Jan's reaction, too. :D

Gwen said...

Sandy, you are a special friend! I know that Jan, her daughter and grandaughter will have many things to share and this quilt will be high on the list.

Barb's Cats and Quilts said...

Great job, Sandy. Jan's reaction was priceless, and we're all relieved we don't have to worry about winning anymore of that Coke fabric.

Dar said...

That was the best surprise at retreat!! Thanks for making us all laugh.

Gloria said...

What wonderful pictures! This was like reading a delightful children's book. The dialog carries you along from "page to page" as you wonder what will happen next. The pictures draw you in and make you feel like you're part of the story. The quilt is darling - Love It!! Sandy - you are very talented on so many levels. Thanks for sharing. Jan - Congratulations!! You will be a fun Grandma.

rita said...

It was so funny when she opened it! She couldn't stop laughing! The quilt is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Thanks again Sandy for that Special quilt! I was surprised (as you can see) and I love it! I've already made Romy 5 quilts but I'm sure this one will be her favorite. Now I just have to think of something to do with all the scraps you had leftover!!! My daughter loved the quilt too, but it is staying at my house

Rebecca said...

Sandy, you are so sweet to do that, and those are priceless pictures of the new grandma! Big smile here. And Jan, how perfect that "Fun at Grandma's" is going to be AT Grandma's!