Monday, April 12, 2010

Cross stitch baby quilt

All I ever had to do was to send Grandma something to sew and it was done and back in the mail in the next week or two. Somewhere I found these transfers and put them on muslin and sent them to Arizona where Grandma always lived with our family. She would sit in her chair watching her soap operas and embroidery them for me and my mother would mail them back. Such joy. I made these into this baby quilt (my hope chest!). The blocks are hand embroidered and I machine pieced, but hand quilted the piece with an all over fan design. She embroidered the date " 1981 from Great-grandma " on the corner. She was 85 at that time. This is my dog Mollie admiring our work.

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