Posts tagged: gift

Mar 02 2012

A Birthday Placemat

I have been teaching a Fun-n-Done class at the local quilt shop.  The Fun-n-Done patterns are a quilt-as-you-go or QAYG method.  These class samples have been turned into a placemat since one of my grandsons – Alexander – is having a birthday in March. 

It is a surprise – so don’t tell him.  He doesn’t read my blog, so it should be okay to post this picture.

You may recognize the fabric from an earlier post.  This was a perfect project to use up the leftover scraps from the growth chart.  Now I need to box up his presents and get them in the mail.


Jan 25 2012

JP’s Placemat

Here it is – the finished project.  It was important to put his name on the placemat since he is learning to recognize his name.

I enjoyed making this for JP and, as you can see, it looks just like him. I asked him who was on the placemat and he said “JP”.

This is my favorite picture because it looks like JP and his cartoon reflection.

You can follow the future adventures of JP and Emerson at Ten Shades of Silly.

Jan 02 2012

JP’s Placemat

With the start of a new year, it seemed appropriate to stretch my wings and try something new – this blog.  I am fairly organized so I have pictures of my finished quilts, but I wanted a record of the journey.  So good or bad or wow or ho hum, this will be that record.

I will be visiting one of my grandsons (age three) in a couple of weeks and he needs something special from Grandma.

This was the inspiration for the project.  Do you notice the middle block at the top?  The plan is to make a placemat for my grandson using the paper pieced block and the Word Play book for his name.  Here is today’s progress:

JP has blonde hair and blue eyes, so his placemat needed to match.  I am hoping to get this finished in the next couple of days so that I can start something for his little sister.