Papaw’s Quilt


A few years ago, everyone was making gingham baby quilts, mostly from solids, and they were adorable. I mentally added the pattern to my quilting bucket list and then moved on to other projects. But I never completely forgot the simple, yet stunning quilt. Last year, I finally made one. It was moderately scrappy and I called it A Quilt Is Born. It now resides on the back of a chair in my bedroom and I love it.

A Quilt Is Born – moderately scrappy
Papaw’s Quilt – not scrappy

For Christmas 2019, I thought I’d make one for my grandfather. Ha! I got the top made in time, but in typical Amy fashion, I didn’t finish the quilting and binding until July 3. Not too bad. I’ve been as much as five years late on a gift quilt.

 I used Fat Quarter Shop’s tutorial for a three-hour quilt. It took me a little longer than three hours but I’m slow, always. This truly is a quick and easy project though, and SOOO cute.

 Papaw was a Navy man, so I went with a red, white and blue color scheme and stars…lots of stars. I even quilted a giant red star on it, which didn’t photograph well but it looks nice in person. I used prints rather than solids. I just love prints so I don’t have many solids in my stash. These are fairly subdued though. One might even say they’re almost solid.

I liked this pattern so much, I decided to do a study of it, using different degrees of scrappiness. My first one, as I said, was moderately scrappy. Papaw’s Quilt was not at all scrappy. Next I’ll do an extremely scrappy one, and then I’ll decide which look I like best.

Yes, I finished the binding on the way to his house.

 

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