My Grandmother’s Quilt


2 Timothy 1:5   I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you.

In 2011, shortly after my father’s birthday, my grandmother turned 93.  If you have read the post “My Father’s Quilt” you might wonder about this.  Let me know if you’ve figured it out.  She is a very special lady, loving, warm, a strong faith, and a godly mentor.  She has given me so much sage and valuable advice throughout my life.  She has also given me unlimited love and encouragement in so many ways, not the least of which has been prayer.  The Holy Bible only mentions grandmother(s) once, in the quote supplied above.  How appropriate that it speaks of the faith living in a grandmother.  She is a true gem.

I decided to sew my grandmother a quilt as well.  She was so pleased, saying she felt ‘spoiled.’  My grandmother is a crafty person, she taught me how to  knit, tried to teach me how to crochet.  I love this quilt.  It was a bit of a pain because all the blocks were individual.  I was using up scraps.  There was no sewing 2″ strips of blue and beige/white together and then cutting them into 2″ widths to make the four blocks.

The pattern was followed but I made a mistake, the large beige/white blocks were supposed to run in lines at right angles to the large blue ones.  I think it  turned out better this way.  I didn’t do any fancy machine quilting with this one.  I stitched in the ditch with variegated blue thread and used a dark beige thread for the two lines in the border.

I was a little concerned that it might be too masculine with all the plaid and the blue, but the white/beige contrast really ‘prettied’ it up.  Did I mention that I loved this quilt?