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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Blankety Blank Blanket (and a little Strawberry Shortcake)


I know quilters hate when someone calls a quilt a blanket, but this name is just too good to pass up.  This quilt is made up of all scraps of fabric from the fabric company Blank fabrics.  Except for the blue and the fabric on the back.  Those all came from my stash or my mom's stash.  (She didn't have much but she had enough for this border.)  On June 29, 2014 I posted about cutting some scraps using Anita Grossman Solomon's no waste way to make a square in a square block.  See this post.  I used this as my leader and enders (a la Bonnie Hunter).  So it took a while to finish the inside of this quilt.  I also wanted to keep it scrappy and had some more scraps to use up so I took my Nickel Border book (by Pat Speth) and decided on this border using 5" squares.  So truly a very scrappy quilt that took a while to make.

I spent most of my day yesterday traveling to and from my granddaughter's first birthday.  It was cute and so was she.  She was so good - never cried even when all these people were looking at her and oohing and aahing over her.  My grandson just saw all these people to play with and chase him.  He's such a ham.  Here are a few pictures from yesterday.

Strawberry Shortcake themed party.
Plumber butt boy!

Asked him to smile - this is what I got.

My in-laws.  Mother in-law in 7th heaven holding her great-granddaughter.
Thanks for looking.

7 comments:

Quilt Crazy said...

I love your "Blanket"! I want to make one too. And what a good idea to use the Enders to get it done. I'll have to start doing that.

And the kids are so cute. And Jeff's parents do look so proud. What a wonderful picture to have.

Quilt Crazy said...

I love your "Blanket"! I want to make one too. And what a good idea to use the Enders to get it done. I'll have to start doing that.

And the kids are so cute. And Jeff's parents do look so proud. What a wonderful picture to have.

Quiltedtime said...

Love, love, love your scrappy quilt. They are so much fun to look at with all the different fabrics.

Your granddaughter's big muffin cake is delightful!

AfterMath Quilting said...

The quilt turned out great! and we'll excuse the blanket title. I admire your perserverance to work on the interior as a leaders and enders.
Did you make the bib for your granddaugher? I seem to recall that, but you didn't mention it in your post.

AfterMath Quilting said...

Oops! I went back to check your original post about the block. You are really special if you can post things in the future. June 2013, not 2014. I acutually had to stop and think about that. What is today's date? Did I miss a month somewhere?

sewmuchfun said...

Love the blue blankly and so special using your moms stash

Suzanne Kistler said...

Love the name of the blankety-blank! :)And the strawberry girl, and the plumber boy. Fun post, all around! :)