Friday, January 02, 2015

A Quilt for Miss A

My darling granddaughter Aberdeen has moved to a "junior bed." If this baffles you as it did me when I first learned the concept, what it means is that her crib has been converted -- lowered and the side rail removed -- so she can get in and out. When her brother made his move, I provided a new quilt, of course. So I thought I would do the same for Miss A.

More years ago than I can remember, my sistah Jan and I swapped widdle biddy bwocks, i.e., 4-1/2" finished. They were made from 30s repos on white and we each made a pair of identical blocks and swapped. The yield was fondled and admired for a long time and finally made into a top and the machinist worked her magic on it for me just before Christmas. I delivered it this past week on our trip south and Miss A seemed pleased; her parents, even more so.



9 comments:

Jindi's Cottage said...

Gorgeous, so much interest in all the different blocks...

Amy said...

Beautiful! Miss A is going to enjoy looking at all the different fabrics during nap time. It will be fun to see which ones are her favorites.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Simply spectacular!!!

LizA. said...

oooh, I love this and the setting on point is just perfect for it.

Janet O. said...

What a wonderful finish for a junior bed for Miss A! Very sweet in the 30s fabrics, and very intricate looking with those small blocks.

Judi said...

What a gorgeous quilt - and the machinist did a great job, too!

OTquilter said...

Just lovely! When I read Amy's comment above, it reminded me of Patricia Polacco's book "The Keeping Quilt" in which a girl receives a quilt made of fabrics that are meaningful in her family. If you haven't seen it, try to find a copy for Miss A. And then take a look at Polacco's other books that always include characters of different races, ages and cultures. Every one a gift as precious as your quilt.

Laura said...

Looks lovely! I'm always nervous about using 30s prints myself, but your quilt is gorgeous and make me think I should reconsider!

Gretchen said...

Just lovely! A perfect quilt for her bed.