Several months ago I was lucky enough to do a pattern test for Sandra of MMM Quilts. Her pattern Waltzing With Bear was fun to do since the pattern was so well written and can be found here.
My granddaughter had fallen in love with this quilt and asked if I could add to it for a very special person in her life. She has a best friend (since preschool) that she misses terribly since my son and his family moved to Mexico to begin several years of travelling the world living in various countries for 6 months or so at a time. They had been in Mexico for a few months when the pandemic hit. Needless to say, you can guess how this story is progressing. My son and his family are still living in Mexico and will be for the foreseeable future. Delaney and I decided on the designs for the additional blocks and I did finish the pp blocks fairly quickly. Then the top sat in my To Be Quilted pile.
2 weeks ago I received word that my DIL and the grands will be travelling to Alberta to see family and make some decisions regarding their property there. Delaney is so excited to be able to spend time with her best friend so it was time to get this quilt finished.
Studio time began. The backing was chosen, quilt was loaded and threads picked out; Aurifil white for the top and a beautiful dark teal green for the bobbin. Delaney was specific on her wants for the quilting; FMQ feathers, flowers and swirls to keep the quilt soft and cuddly with the teal green flannel backing.
It didn’t take long to do the quilting once I sorted the tension out. Then once I had it squared up, I sewed the binding by machine to the front, buried the threads and hand sewed the binding on the back with the label added to the side seam.
Here it is stitched with lots of love for my sweet granddaughter’s best friend.
It’s in the mail now and should be arriving in Alberta the same day my granddaughter does to give it to her best friend!
Thanks for reading my post! I hope you enjoyed the story behind the quilt made for a wonderful best friend and chosen by a loving granddaughter. 😄 Carol