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Nothing Like A Lovely Quilt to Get Me Blogging Again

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Today my husband returned from his Grandmother’s house with one of the best crafty surprises ever. His dear, sweet grandmother started this quilt a long time ago and decided to give it to me to finish. The girls and I immediately took it outside for a quick photo shoot.

It’s about a third of the way to be being a king-size grandmother’s garden quilt. It’s all hand pieced and delightful. Grandma H. also sent along several flowers she made and never got around to attaching.flowers.jpg

The mix of color and prints is absolutely fabulous and I consider it a great honor to have the opportunity to finish the quilt she started even though it may take years. This gem was accompanied by a wicker basket-full of pieces.jpghexagons cut from a variety of lovely vintage fabrics. I haven’t dove into the basket yet, because I’m supposed to be straightening up the house right now and know that I would end up stitching instead of I open that basket one more time. It’s just sooooo tempting!

What a lovely day this is turning out to be. Thank you Grandma H! : )

I apologize for going silent on you folks these last several days. I never intended to take a blog vacation, but that’s kind of what happened. I need to get back to cleaning my house for dinner guests, but I couldn’t wait to show you all this great quilt.

When I have more time I will update you on how Tuesday’s Community Quilt Bee festivities went and a few other crafty happenings that I want to share. I will also be announcing the winners of the latest CraftSanity giveaways.

I just taped three new podcast episodes with wonderfully talented ladies. Those of you who have been asking for an Amy Butler interview will be especially happy with the next batch of shows. Wink, wink.

Okay, time to clean. I’ll be back soon, as in by tomorrow. Promise.

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Comment from Alicia
Time: September 6, 2008, 2:50 pm

What a gorgeous quilt!

Comment from Nancy
Time: September 7, 2008, 3:22 am

Wowee! What an awesome quilt. And exciting hints about upcoming podcast episodes too :o)

Comment from Sarah
Time: September 7, 2008, 7:34 am

Beautiful. I’m working on one myself. It is hexagons but not flowers. I’m really thinking I need to start a flower one too. Can’t wait to hear what happened at your community quilting group.

Comment from Rachel
Time: September 7, 2008, 11:02 am

So pretty! It will be gorgeous when it’s finished!

Comment from Turtle
Time: September 7, 2008, 11:56 am

so cool, and what an heirloom with all your hands involved

Comment from Cassie
Time: September 8, 2008, 2:32 pm

What an amazing gift. Ok you have to finish it, but it is still pretty spectacular.

Comment from Nathalie Brault
Time: September 8, 2008, 4:50 pm

Wow it sure is a beauty. Good luck on finishing it. Keep us posted on it progress.

Comment from victoria
Time: September 9, 2008, 4:13 pm

That not-yet-finished quilt is amazing. How excting and inspirational to look at all those fabrics and colors – very cool, great surprise!

Comment from Connie
Time: September 9, 2008, 7:03 pm

Jenn~
Grandma H was working on the pieces way back when to the time I came into the family– 38 years ago! I remember her sitting in her family room during the winters marking, cutting, and sewing the blocks together all by hand. She started it as a labor of love and is tickled to know that you will see her project finished with the continued labor of love. May you and my favorite granddaughters enjoy many cold winter nights wrapped up in king size quilt, surrounded by more than just the warmth from the fabric, but the warmth from the love put into each and every piece.

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