Wednesday, May 29, 2013


At the beginning of this year I stopped blogging. I had just had major surgery and was trying to recuperate. Now that I've had time to get back into the groove, I've decided to occassionally post what I'm doing. I have been very creative lately. I hate the idea of not sharing with Blogland. So, here goes!

I like to make the grandchildren graduation quilts they can really use. After all, the quilts are going off to college with them. You can see the quilt for granddaughter #1 just below. She took it with her to University of Tennessee, Chattanooga this past year.
It's Bonnie Hunter's Crayon Box design.

Granddaughter #2 is graduating from high school in a couple of weeks. I will be flying to San Diego for commencement and to deliver her graduation quilt. She will be taking hers to California State University, Long Beach in the Fall. I used another Bonnie Hunter design for this quilt. The Scrappy Trips Around the World quilt is very popular now, so I hopped on the bandwagon. here's her finished quilt.

Her favorite color is red. So, I used a lot of red scraps. She also loves, loves monkeys. I didn't want monkeys on the quilt top, but look at this backing!
Isn't that more fun than a barrel of monkeys? LOL.  I quilted it on my DSM and used red thread so it would not contrast with the red backing. I straight line stitched (using that term loosely) 1/4 inch on either side of every other seam. I did this both horizonally and vertically. Then, I diagonally stitched every other block across in both directions. It was easier and more fun than I thought it would be.

Did you notice that the binding kinda matches the sides of my blog? The backing and the binding are from the 5 Funky Monkeys collection by Moda.