Welcome to Treadlestitches!
Because his grandma (me) finished sewing this quilt he designed for his little brother!
I posted this picture back in July, when he was first laying out the quilt. All the squares came from my box of pre-cut charm squares. His little brother, our Little Guy, is obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine, so those pieces got used first.
Buddy wanted the quilt to be, as he put it, big enough for the two of them to snuggle under. So I convinced him to add more squares to the rows, and it grew to roughly a lap quilt size.
I did pick the green fabric to make the back wider, and the red polka dot binding. Plus the very simple quilting.
I guess it isn't totally finished, though. The label still has to go on, probably this evening. It will say:
Designed by [Buddy's real name], age 6, for his brother [Little Guy's real name], age 2. Sewn by their grandmother Sylvia Adair.[date] [place].
I hope they have many happy years of snuggling.
In other news, it's a new month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, and our color is light green.
plus this orange one with pumpkin print just because it's October. (Oops, loose thread!) The free pattern can be found HERE.
Last week, I mentioned my trip to the New Jersey shore for a family reunion (no, not THAT Jersey shore!) Mom and I had a wonderful trip, meeting/reconnecting with all our cousins and just enjoying the area.
This is my favorite souvenir--a book of quilts! It was compiled by a volunteer at the Somers Point Historical Society.
There are full color photos of all the quilts, plus whatever history of them is known. None of these appear to be directly connected to my own family, but we are distantly related to many other area families whose quilts are pictured. Honestly, it doesn't matter who made them, I just never get enough antique quilts!
I always appreciate signs with a sense of humor. This one at our hotel read:
"Please Do Not Feed the Seagulls. No matter what they say."
It's good advice. Even if it makes them grumpy.
I hope you have a very non-grumpy week, doing what you love to do.
Thanks for reading,
Linking up with:
Cynthia at Oh Scrap
Alycia at Finished or Not Finished Friday
Angela at So Scrappy
(By the way, Angela is hosting the linky party, while still not having power from the hurricane! Now that's dedication! Let's do whatever we can to help all affected by the storm.)