I've been getting a ton of spam since I turned off the word verification for posting comments. I'm sorry to have to do this, but if you're an anonymous commenter, you won't be able to comment here. =( Sorry about that, but I'm tired of getting so much spam filling my inbox.
So, my mother-in-law turns 60 this week. A pretty big milestone, I think. She's not big into birthday parties though. So in an effort to do something really special for her birthday, I enlisted the help of everyone in the family to make her a quilt.
My friend, Colleen, made a quilt like this for her mom last year and she had some great tips on how to put this one together.
I gave everyone a piece of Kona white fabric that was 10.5" square and asked them to use Crayola crayons to drawer a picture for Nana. It could be a favorite memory, something the person admires about Nana, and so on.
I was really impressed with everyone's drawings. Some were sweet, some were funny. It was a good mix.
The finished quilt measures about 70x70. I limited the quilting to straight lines on both sides of each seam so it wouldn't cut into any of the pictures. Quilting this way also helps the quilt drape really nicely.
We gave her the quilt on Sunday, and she cried while opening it...just the reaction we were hoping for.
Happy birthday, Nana! We love you!