WIPW – Granny and a baby shower

Last week my husband’s grandmother, Granny, passed away. She was, among other things, a quilter. In cleaning the house for guests, my MIL brought me a few bags of fabric. I found these blocks inside.


They are foundation pieced on muslin. The bag also had extra strips and more muslin squares.

Thinking about her, I got to work. This is what I made.


These will be pillows for Grandad (her husband) and my Mother in Law.

In all the craziness of the last few weeks I completely forgot that my friend’s baby shower is this weekend. Oops! They do not know if they are having a boy or a girl so I had to go neutral.


This is what I came up with. I have never worked with HRTs before so it was a learning curve. I do like the way it came out.

The fabrics are a mix of my stash and some from Granny’s house.

I am hoping to finish the top today at nap time, and get started quilting tomorrow. I am considering not using batting and having a flannel back. I have never done this before and I’m not sure how it would affect FMQing.


Working with Granny’s fabric has been therapeutic for me. Prayers for my family would be appreciated as we cope. I also would love some feedback on how to quilt the pillow cases. I would like to highlight the squares she made (one per pillow). I was considering quilting over my 3 squares and leaving hers without but I am unsure as to what would compliment.  Any ideas?

About anestinthemaking

Hi! I'm Kristi! I'm a mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend. I'm a newbie to sewing and blogging, but I'm excited to get started! Sewing is the first hobby I've really had in a long time. In high school, I sang, I played the piano, I played in the band, I wrote in journals. I went off to college, got married, started a family, and lived a life without hobbies. How boring?! Then I started reading blogs. One thing led to another and soon I was at my co-worker's house borrowing her sewing machine! I haven't looked back since! Sewing is a release for me. It's so much fun to create beautiful and useful things. It's fun to be learning something new, and it's fun to share it with you! So welcome! Take a look around, and let me know you're here! I love to meet people and respond to every message I get! And I can't wait to meet you!

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