This is the second entry in a series about baby quilts made by Aunt Sarah for her 15 nieces and nephews. We talked her into sharing each one here on Skirt Fixation. The next one in line is for “Kalvin” my second child and oldest son. This is the same son for whom I sew really big shirts now. At age 15 is is 6′ 7″ tall. I asked Sarah (who her nieces and nephews call Aunt Fess or Auntie Fessy) to share what she remembered about making this quilt.
This Quilt is one of my favorites! I remember working night shift as a CNA, and working on the embroidering during my down-time.
It was a fun quilt as every block was different, and so there was nothing monotonous about it!
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE quilting, but some quilts require an assembly line of piecing that is enough to make even the most patient of quilters bang their heads against a wall!
Not so with this quilt! My aunt Mary helped me pick out the pattern for the embroidered blocks at a little quilt store in Wisconsin, and I beleive the pieced blocks were from a book from the same shop.
The piecing was a great way to help me learn how to do “real quilting,” as every other quilt that I had made up to this point was just something that I had put together in my head.
I took a chance by going with blue, as I started the quilt before “Kalvin” was born. I guess I lucked out there!
He’s a big guy, with a big heart, and I can’t wait to see the big impression he will make in the world!
This is one of my favorite quilts too! This type of quilt would be a great quilt for a quilter looking to improve their skills. Thanks Sarah for sharing. We’ll see you next month for the next installment of My Sister’s Quilts.