05 August, 2019

Birthday Quilt

Hannes celebrated his fifteenth (in human years) birthday last week; our youngest two grandchildren happened to be visiting that day and they reveled in the celebration by singing to him and dispensing treats with wild abandon. Lynnleigh suggested that we make him a special birthday quilt to mark the auspicious occasion. She rummaged through my bin of orphan blocks and found enough string blocks to arrange into a setting for a small quilt top. She was super excited with her design until I showed her that she was going to have to remove the paper foundations from the back of the string sections, she wasn't a fan of that process. 🤣

But, soon enough, it was time to stitch them together. She sat in my lap and I pressed the pedal while she guided the blocks under the presser foot. She was very careful and attentive. 
Voila! The quilt top was complete; is that one proud little girl? We looked for a suitable backing fabric (she was interested in either a dog or birthday themed fabric: "either paw prints, doggie bones or birthday cakes"); the stash closet failed to deliver that day and she was accepting no substitutions,  we decided that we may just need to go shopping. The next time she visits we will load it, quilt it and add binding. In the meantime, Hannes was very comfortable with his birthday quilt being a "summer weight" flimsy!
Happy birthday, buddy! 

Life is Good!

7 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love her sense of what goes with what (and I share her thoughts on removing the foundation papers). Happy Birthday Hannes!

Quilting Babcia said...

A future quilter on your family, how fun!

Janet O. said...

This is so sweet. :)

Little Penpen said...

Oh Hannes! You little spoiled cutie! Your granddaughter is precious to make him a quilt!

Paula, the quilter said...

I love this! I wish my grand-daughter lived close enough to do this.

Shasta Matova said...

Happy birthday Hannes! How sweet of the two of you to make him a quilt made just for the occasion!

Tanya said...

Hannes looks so handsome on his birthday quilt. Lucky doggy!