Thursday, March 3, 2011

Quilt How-To

I will tell you how to get your own quilt like this in 5 easy steps.

1. Marry someone whose mother quilts.

2. Start before this child is even born, asking for a quilt for the older child to "match his room," setting up a pattern where the grandchildren get quilts when they move into big beds.

3. Fall in love with a pattern in a magazine and stash that nugget of knowledge in the part of your brain that remembers random, non-essential pieces of information.

4. When this child moves into a "big girl bed," ask her (at the quilter's request) what she wants her quilt to be. Pass on the answer: Pink and brown and green with flowers and butterflies and tubas. Ignore her and ask for this pattern.

5. Be blown away by the amazing results.

Sorry, I guess that doesn't really help you.

She's amazing, isn't she (my mother-in-law)?

That first picture? I used the tripod and the manual setting, just like Layla told me to. I did for the rest but that first one, especially, I'm really happy with how it turned out.
Thank you, Nana.


  1. Truly beautiful! That first pic looks like something out of a magazine. I love it!

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE that first picture!! The quilt is beautiful, too!!

  3. Jan IS amazing. Such a beautiful quilt and what a labor of love! You've done a really nice job with her room.

  4. Totally forgot about the "tuba".... I was going to try to find a piece of fabric with a tuba on it and applique it on the back of the quilt! HA

    Glad you BOTH love it. She was so sweet when I handed it to her. She put her head on it and giggled :) Couldn't have been a better reaction!

    Now on to Carissa's............ "rainbows and horses".... purple and pinks :)