Blast from the Past: Matthew’s Quilt

I’m starting up a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  Kalissa and I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts.

I thought I’d show off a quilt I made in September of 2009 in today’s post.

I was working on a baby quilt…I was asking sashing advice HERE.

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…here’s what I ended up with.
This one was made for my great nephew Matthew.  He’s a great nephew in all aspects not just through lineage.  This one was made from fireman fabric.  Connie gifted me more of the exact same fabric.

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I wrote his name in the quilting.

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I even wrote up a pattern of sorts….
If you are interested in making a quilt like this, here’s a few short instructions.  To make a block, you need 4-  2 1/2″ squares for the center of the block.  The frame around the center is made with 2- 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″  rectangles and 2-8 1/2″  x 2 1/2″ rectangles.  Make 20 of those blocks.  For the sashing cut 8 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ pieces and 2 1/2″ squares.

Maybe I’ll make another of these for the firemen’s benefit in March.  Hmmm.

You can read more about the quilt HERE.

I wasn’t very productive in the quilting department in September on 2019.  I was busy baking and making salsa…and oh, I lost my big toe nail.  I guess it’s been 10 since I lost my big toe nail.  Happily I haven’t missed it.  You can read about it HERE if you’re curious.

Seriously…I’ve had so much fun doing my “Blast from the Past” posts.  I hope you all don’t mind.