The last Grandpa quilt is finished and ready to go! It is a string quilt with a little bit of just about everything in it and I think that it turned out great.
It is a little smaller than some of the others, but I think that what it lacks in size is more than made up for in design. Here’s the back, too:
It’s based on another pattern from the “String Quilt Revival” book by Virginia Baker and Barbara Saunders. Their pattern is called “Diamonds are Forever,” but I’m calling my version “Grandpa’s Stars” because I think the blue centre diamonds look like stars and the border print has a star in it as well. I didn’t use the mesh stabilizer they suggest, but half the phone book helped put the blocks together.
So here we are – eight complete Grandpa quilts in all, just in time for children/grandchildren to receive over the Easter weekend!
Ta da! They take up half the yard when hung out together like this – and this was really the first chance for outside photos thanks to a little help from son P :).
From left to right (youngest to oldest): Grandpa-2-a-T (youngest nephew T); Grandpa in Flannels (youngest son J); Grandpa’s Travels (middle nephew J); On the Porch with Grandpa (middle son P); Grandpa’s Applesauce (oldest nephew C); Grandpa’s Tilley Quilt (oldest daughter E); Grandpa’s Cardigans (unassigned at the moment but either BIL M or husband P); and, Grandpa’s Star (from today so see above for the finish, and the same – unassigned, so BIL M or husband P).
And all of the backs:
Feeling very accomplished today! And linking up to Finish it up Friday over at CrazyMomQuilts.
Goodbye, Grandpa Project – soooo moving on to other things now :).