Thursday, September 29, 2011

Merry Christmas, Grandma!

I loved the quilt I'm making as a wedding present for SIL and her fiance so much that I decided to make another for my grandmother as a Christmas present.  Since the backing fabric for SIL's quilt was still in transit, I had time on my hands to do some work on Grandma's.  See what I whipped up today:

I love the way this quilt combines making a statement about how I feel about my Gram (I lurves her) and her love of the Pittsburgh Steelers (black, gold, gray and white fabric).  Hopefully she'll like it!  

On a side note, I really wish I could figure out what happens when I'm cutting fabric.  I swear, I was really, really, REALLY diligent about my measurements, but as I progressed, my fabric pieces got shorter and shorter. My goal was to not do any piecing this time around, but as usual, my wish was not granted.  Grrrrr.  The really sad part is that I even cut the white strips an inch too long to try to alleviate this problem.  Problem solving skills FAIL, apparently.

And in other news, I am strangely proud of the fact that I finished my first cone of thread.  I don't know why this excites me.  Maybe because it's a symbol of all of the work I've done.  Look...I even took a photo of it to share with you.

Yep.  The things that get me all hot and bothered are weird.  Very, very weird.


  1. I. LOVE. THIS!!!! You haz amazing skillz, Jen!

  2. I'm super proud of all that you've accomplished!! I'd have quit a long time ago.