From My Magazine Days, Day Two
To Grandma's House We Go (page 28) is a quilt I designed for Benartex Fabrics. It was from a collection called "Grandma's House." When I first saw this fabric all I could think of was the song from elementary school days: "Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go." No - that's not me in the photo!
|Grandma's House: 8" blocks; 51" x 59" quilt|
I started with a basic house block and threw in some hourglass blocks. I had fun with the printed words on one piece of fabric. Just cut them out and machine appliquéd them to the top. I added a pillow with "shhh" on it, too.
I don't have a digital pattern for this, but I do have a funny story about the quilt. I was flying from Atlanta to California for my dad's funeral in 2008. I was bringing this to my sister Kathy for her to have when her grandkids came for a visit. It was in my carryon bag. I had to fly through Denver and there was a tornado warning and we had to be grounded overnight in the airport!
I took out the pillow and quilt and used them to take a snooze. You can be there were plenty of folks looking at me with envy!
Here's a picture of the 8" block:
My Cookie Cutter Christmas Tree is another quilt, found on page 58. I shared a lesson on how to use freezer paper to cut out the fabric. I used raw edge appliqué and NO fusible webbing. I still have this fun quilt.
|Cookie Cutter Christmas Tree: 10" x 11" blocks. 28" x 30" quilt|
You can see several other quilts and blocks I made using this pattern in another blog post HERE.
Back tomorrow with some more from Quilt Magazine issue #73.