17 November 2009

To Keep Their Toesies Warm




My no-sew quilt is finished! And none too soon. The weather is finally getting colder. The temperature’s dropping to 12oC (75oF) overnight. I know it’s not cold COLD the way it gets where some of you live, but believe me, this is cold for around here.

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I knew Josh would love it because of all the colors. He still says that his favorite color is Rainbow. Zoë loves it because it has purple squares and because of the fringes.

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I still hope to make a proper quilt one day –one each for Josh and Zoë. First, I have to learn how to use a sewing machine. Or a better idea would be to ask my mom to make them! This way, Josh and Zoë can each have a quilt from their PoPo, the way that I have a quilt that my PoPo had made me. I love that quilt and the memories it brings. (Ma, are you there? I know you read my blog religiously… This is a big fat request. Pretty please?)


Do you have something that your Grandma made for your that you treasure dearly?

25 COMMENTS:

Elle Bee said...

That's an awesome no-sew quilt! I didn't even know they had such things. Your kids are too cute. And growing way too fast.
:o)

Shelly said...

I wish I had something that my grandmother made. She wasn't into crafts really. That is a cute quilt that you made!

Alicia said...

That is so pretty! I love all the colors!

I don't have anything that my grandma made, but my kids all have their own blankets that my mother in law made for them.

LPC said...

But the kids are just SO beautiful:).

Mommy24cs said...

I love all the colors! Great job. :)

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

How pretty!

Menopausal New Mom said...

I have one of these no-sew quilts that my sister-in-law made for me but not nearly as colorful as yours. Very pretty. I've made a sewn quilt myself but just once! Too much work!

blueviolet said...

That turned out so cute! It must have taken quite some time to make.

My grandma knit me an afghan and I still have it. It means the world to me. I actually keep it in a bag now to protect it.

Veronica Lee said...

I still have my grandma's blankie!

Wanda said...

My grandmother gave me her sense of humor. She LOVED to laugh and laugh and laugh. As do I.

But no quilt. Yours is wonderful. How does it fit together if you didn't sew it?

Herb of Grace said...

Wow, this is supercute! Sofi and may have to give it a try together. Do you think it really is a project a seven-year-old could tackle?

smiles4u said...

I love it! And look at them looking so sweet and serious under their new soft blanket. I don't have anything my grandma made me but all of my kids have quilts that my mom made them and they mean the world to them. Good job on the quilt!

serline said...

Very pretty colors! It's hot now in bangkok:(

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

I love this and definitely want to make one. have you thought about helping us not so talented folks and list the directions?

My grandma also made a quilt that I treasure, but my dad is now the quilt making man. His mother taught him how to make them and I have been after him to make my girls one. He did make them blankets and my mom crocheted them blankets as well.

Buckeroomama said...

@Wanda and Flying Giggles and Lollipops: I got an Alex No-Sew Quilt Kit, although I'm pretty sure you can make one yourself by getting squares of cloth, cutting some fringes on them and then knotting the fringes together.

The quilt looks pretty, but I'm not sure if it's going to last... If you want sturdier fabric, best to get your own and you can even make your own design! :)

Buckeroomama said...

@Herb of Grace: If Sofi can make a knot, she can do this. :) Have fun!

Mahmee said...

Holy moly...the kids look fabulous...as always. Nice quilt...nice job. Grandma was a baker and a furniture-refinisher so...not much to share. However, she did give me a very lovely Norwegian (her heritage) painted real egg one year. I will always treasure it. Happy week.
M.

Lindy said...

The quilt looks really cool - I think that might be something my SD would like to do.

And as someone who doesn't even know how to sew a button on, I am thankful that my Grandma made my daughter a quilt. whew..... :)

golonghorns said...

What a fun project for the kiddos. It is really easy to make a simple quilt, you can do it! Of course it doesn't hurt if PoPo makes one! My Grandma used to knit and I still have a little shawl she made me.

Nezzy said...

I have done this as a project during one of my Camp Grandmas. The trick is to keep the hands and minds busy and everyone is happy. It's important to keep Grandma Muzzie a happy camper. :o)

Your children are just gorgeous!!!

May God bless your beautiful family.....

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my word. That is so beautiful! You did an outstanding job! And how cute are those babies all cuddled up in it! Spectacularly sweet : )

a Tonggu Momma said...

I love it - it looks so soft. And yes, we have two treasures, from each of the grandmothers. My MIL made the Tongginator's 100 Families Quilt and my mother made the Tongginator a dream catcher.

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Love the quilt!

Aunt LoLo said...

My grandmother made a Christmas stocking for me when I was a baby...and I adore it.

Of course, it's at my mother's house...and it MIGHT be left to me in her will. She doesn't part with sentimental things easily. LOL As long as she keeps filling it with chocolate each Christmas, I'm fine! ;-)

(Great job on the quilt!!! It's quite...bright!)

Dandy said...

That is soooo cool! I love how you slowly worked the charm on getting PoPo to make the quilts.... very slick!

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