07 October, 2013

Cookin' Don't Last...

Chicken Soup #1, 60" X 80"
...but quilts do! I've been talking about the "Chicken Soup" quilts for a while now; I'm making two. The first one, unimaginatively nicknamed Chicken Soup #1, is now a full-fledged flimsy. I plan to load it onto Sundance this evening. The idea behind these quilts is that they're to be gifts for my daughter's family as well as my son's, one per family, for those inevitable "sick days" that just happen. They are to be quilts that stay shelved until one of the grandchildren (or children, for that matter) need an extra get-well hug from something that promises to be a cure-all for whatever ails them... Chicken Soup in the form of a quilt! It took a while to collect all the low volume fabrics, it took no time to piece this first one.  All the ingredients have been chopped for the second batch of Chicken Soup too... it's been thrown into the pot and is being stirred and is simmering as we speak! Chicken Soup #2 will measure the same as it's predecessor, a generous 60" X 80". A quilt engages the senses just as much as a pot of soup does... and it lasts a lot longer too! The "recipe" for Chicken Soup #1 is from Sunday Morning Quilts; #2 is a one-patch Tumbler.

Life is Good!

8 comments:

Laura Davies said...

Oh sweet. Like the tumbler one too.

Janet O. said...

Such a loving Grandma thing to do. They are wonderful!!

Carol said...

They are just wonderful! The perfect way to make anyone feel better!

CLS said...

What a fabulous idea!!

Karen said...

These are both wonderful.

LizA. said...

Mmmm, I "stole" your idea for the low volume tumblers only mine are 2.5".......

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVELY!!! Congrats on reaching flimsy status!

Carrie P. said...

I like your low volume quilt tops