Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Genius Speaks

that is, Mom, the Quilting Genius.


How to Make a Love Quilt (by Cherrie K.)

Step one: Go to the store and buy material, wash it, iron it and then cut hundreds (it seems like) 2, 3, 5, 8 and 1 ¼ inch strips.

Step two: sew them together:

Make 81 “A” blocks Make 64 “B” Blocks

Combine the “A” and “B” blocks to make “C” blocks

Make 7 “D” blocks

Make 7 “E” Blocks (I know it says F – but trust me on this one)

Make 1 “F” Block (see note on E block – trust me)

Make 1 “G” Block

Make 1 “H” Block

Step 2 Sew it all together – lay out on bed and admire so far….. (Translation, make sure dad has enough on his side so that he won’t think he doesn’t have enough covers……)

Step three: Add first border

Step four: Add folded border

Step five: add two more borders

Step six: add backing, and batting and pin together and quilt – you can utilize all the helpers that volunteer!

Step seven: Machine quilt (Stitch in the ditch) to make pretty designs on back!

Step eight: Stitch in the ditch on the right side to anchor the quilt

Step nine: put final border-binding on and declare “WHEW!”

Step ten: Enjoy!


Happy late birthday, Dad, hope you've finally got enough covers!


Suldog said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!

I doubt I'll ever make a quilt, but I sure do love them!

Woman in a Window said...

Sounds easy enough...NAW, no it doesn't. There were so many steps! But he looks comfy. Happy birthday.

Sandi McBride said...

I can remember my grandmas and aunts making quilts and I actually own one of them...but could I do it? Not on your life!

MOM said...

Thus speaks the "genius". It's not so hard when you have well written directions and the version is "easy". There, my secret's out - I'm not a genius - Sorry to burst your bubble. Sarah, when we get together again, you're gonna learn! I promise, it's not as hard as crocheting!
Love you, MOM

MOM said...

Oh, and your dad has slept under it every night since his birthday, He even put the air conditioner in the window - just in case he needed it so he could still use the blanket. What a man!

Janet said...

That is so gorgeous. It would take me 30 years.