Amy's hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival that starts today, and I'm joining in to share with you my favorite quilt. It's small and simple and not of a difficult design, but it's special because it's a quilt that I made for my grandma. She has been a great quilter for many years and has made me several beautiful wallhangings and I figured that it was about time I made one for her. :) You know, she will really appreciate the love, time, and effort it takes to make a quilt specifically for someone else.
I finished this one up at the end of last year and brought it to her house for her. I think she was pretty surprised. It's funny, every time I talk to her on the phone, she has to tell me where this quilt is! It's usually on the end of her bed, lying diagonally with one of the corners almost to the center of the bedspread (that's just how she describes it!).
The fabrics in this quilt also have a great connection with me and my grandma. She has a very large doll collection and I always remember going to her house and sorting through dolls, making doll clothes and even making and playing with paper dolls. (The fabrics are designed by Sandy Klop for her Snippets collection.) So, a fabric collection with paper dolls on it was perfect for her.
I'm so glad that I could make something for her that she really enjoys. I'm hoping that I can make her a larger quilt soon, as it always seems that she is feeling cold.
So, that's what makes up my favorite quilt! It isn't a large size or a difficult pattern, but it's been made and given with love.
I hope you have time to visit the Blogger's Quilt Festival, it's sure to be full of inspiring quilts and stories.