Sunday, October 23, 2016

Two More Quilts

My two youngest grandchildren are three and almost four and they want to know when they will have quilts like their older brothers. I've started cutting out squares. So far I have just over thirty for each quilt and I need forty eight.

The first two quilts I made were special because my daughters and I shopped together for some of the fabric. It's rare for us to be together because we live on three different continents.

The latest two quilts will be special not only because they will have some of those fabric that we all chose together, but because there is more fabric on the way. Some from my daughter's precious stash in Thailand including some of her boys' favourite fabrics - like The Hungry Caterpillar fabric which is based on the endpapers of Eric Carle's book.

And some fabric from Brisbane, after a trip to Russell's for the little ones to choose fabric, put it in an envelope with stamps and send it off to Granny in Cape Town.  The prep teacher has just been introducing the children to post and stamps so this is a very good excuse to put that lesson into practice.

I keep looking in the post box to see if the new fabric has arrived yet...

On another note, I had no internet access on my PC for a while last week. As a result this is my first post written on my phone and with a photo uploaded from my phone. It took a lot of googling to work out how to do it and I can see that it will take me a good while yet to get it down pat. Perhaps you can teach an old dog new tricks, it just takes patience.

Till next time, happy stitching!


  1. You have two beautiful and interesting I-Spy-quilts in the making. They will hold so many memories!
    Congratulations on taming the mobile phone!

    1. Selecting fabrics for these quilts is fun and I'm thrilled to be getting my grandchildren involved in the joy of fabric and quilts at this tender age.
      Although it was a step in the right direction, the phone is still quite uncooperative and I admit to editing and finally posting the blog post from my PC. Ha ha!

  2. It's a great idea to incorporate fabric from your three continents. I love that we find ways of building family memories and connections globally. (I tried to post here yesterday but somehow lost it - hope it works today).

    1. I hope the quilts and the fabrics with their special associations will continue to link our families together even though we are continents apart. Thanks for trying to post again!