It’s time for another Blogger’s Quilt Festival. How did that happen? I was going to show my daughter’s bed quilt, which I didn’t finish in time for the last festival, but when asked her opinion she suggested this quilt instead, since hers has been on my blog before but this one hasn’t.
This was my gift to my grandmother when she was ill, since I lived too far away to visit. She enjoyed it for a year before she passed away, and I’m told she used it daily. I’m glad I could send her a little piece of me.
While making this quilt I discovered that I could get a quilt hand-quilted in a month, provided it wasn’t too large and nobody minded the complete lack of attention to things like messy bathrooms and unmade beds…
The quilt was machine pieced and hand quilted. It was inspired by Blueberry Pie, by Mary McCarthy and Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts, published in the June 2007 issue of APQ. I made it smaller by using fewer, smaller blocks.