I've never tied a quilt before. Grandma Ruth always made us quilts and every single one that she made me was used until there was nothing left. We have one last quilt of hers that is basically shreds and stuffing.
Gwen passed on a super cool trick of the trade: she uses two sheets rather than yards of fabric so there is no need to to sew the top and bottom pieces. Genius! I fell in love with a set of flannel sheets at Costco so I bought the set for the top piece and then got a chocolate brown sheet for $7 at Walmart for the bottom piece. My dad helped me fish Grandma Ruth's quilt frames out of the basement and between him, Tim and Aaron, they got me all set up in my kitchen.
My quilting took a couple of detours when the Lafitte Family Farm animals decided to get involved.
For sale: two cats and a dog. CHEAP!
It took me less than two days (and a couple of Alka Seltzer Cold Tabs and a some napping)
I LOVE IT!!
I LOVE IT!!
Because I bought the top sheet as a set, I got two matching pillow cases. I used the fitted sheet and cut it up and sewed a little accent pillow. I just need a chocolate brown bed skirt and I'll have me one of them Better Homes and Gardens bedrooms!
Next up--a kitty quilt for Buster for Christmas.
I think Grandma Ruth would be proud.