Last Year’s Vacation Crazy Quilt – What next?

Last Summer our grand-daughters came to visit us in Florida. I let them rummage through my fabric stash. Then, we traced everyone’s hands onto some fabric and picked out some shapes that would remind them of the visit – chasing lizards, morning coffee with Gi Gi, PaPa’s plumeria and palm trees, the Florida sunshine…

We turned it into a crazy quilt and the girls loved it! When they went back to school our youngest granddaughter brought the quilt to school as part of her “What I did this Summer” project. She said the boys were jealous because she caught lizards in Florida and had a lizard on her quilt. (Extra points for PaPa for lizard hunting and extra points to GiGi for the lizard quilt block!)

What are we going to make THIS summer? I wonder if it might be time to begin teaching them to sew? My grandmother started teaching me when I was about twelve years old and I’ll be thankful for the rest of my life that Grandma King shared her time and talent with me. I know I had to be an exasperating student and I wore her patience thin. Sewing is my connection to my wonderful Grandmother and I sometimes wonder if she is looking down from heaven, shaking her head, when I do sloppy work or have to rip something out because I didn’t think ahead.

The grand-daughters came to visit us this summer.

The grand-daughters came to visit us this summer.

The girls selected fabric from my stash.

The girls selected fabric from my stash.

The Florida block.

The Florida block.

Crazy Vacation Quilt

Crazy Vacation Quilt

Crazy Vacation Quilt DONE!

Crazy Vacation Quilt DONE!

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