Work continues on the grandson’s quilt–six rows to go in the first series of sewn lines. I decided to do a gridwork of stitch-in-the-ditch, stitching across the quilt horizontally before stitching vertically. I’ve been thinking of doing parallel rows in the blocks, alternating directions in each block — don’t know if that will invite puckers or not… may decide to do an X in the center of each block–that would be the most conventional style, if not the easiest. The following photo is of a rag quilt I made for Andrew when he was about 5 years old. It was during his “Bob the Builder” phase. I don’t remember the size of this quilt, but I believe it was more a lap quilt than a bed covering size. The reverse is flannel, so it’s a nice comfy lap quilt.


Andrews Builder Bob Rag quilta

And here’s a map quilt I made for each of the boys — the backing was the only difference — one in red and the other in blue. I shadow stitched around each state. A lot of work, but a lot of fun too, especially when the boys worked together to learn all of the state names and their capitals.

Map quilts a

Having grandsons to sew for means I will never run out of things to create, whether it’s with paper or fabric, or the older grandson’s favorite Brownies!

Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Enjoy your days, and be sure to tell those you love that you love them. We can never say it too many times.


About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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3 Responses to NOMOJO: DAY 23

  1. mageb says:

    Just delightful. You are such a thoughtful lady.
    When are you leaving?


  2. mageb says:

    Look up birthing a quilt online. It’s the easier softer way of doing a smaller quilt.


  3. tehachap says:

    Don’t know when we’ll be leaving… still have dr’s appts. to attend to. May be after the first of the year.


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