When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love

Starry Night crib quilt

I've felt bad that our youngest grandson didn't get a crib quilt when he was born, even though his brother did ("In the Jungle" crib quilt). Poor little guy is 2 1/2 years old already.

And then suddenly, we also had a great-grandson AND have TWO more grandchildren on the way. I'm four quilts behind.

I've resolved to set this to right. On my recent trip to visit several of the grandchildren, my youngest daughter took me to the two quilt shops in her town. I never turn down an offer to go to a quilt shop.

She helped me choose fabrics for the 2.5 year-old's quilt, mostly blues and greys. I decided to stick with the three-inch squares but put together in a pattern that is different from his brother's quilt. This one is similar to my granddaughter's pink quilt.

My visit coincided with National Quilting Day, so I borrowed Melissa's rotary cutter and sewing machine. Melissa kept me company as she worked on other projects, and wound bobbins for me and threaded needles and fixed things that didn't work right for me, which was very appreciated.

The quilt top (spread on a green blanket)

By the end of my visit I had the patchwork part of the Starry Night quilt all sewn, and once I was back at home I set up my *new* sewing machine and added the borders. It was so nice to not have to fight with my old machine! Thank you, hubby, for spoiling me with the new one.

Read Part Two here.

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