Hey everyone…this will be a short post today. Things have been a little crazy this week. Gannon has had some issues again. I’ll let Kalissa tell you all about that on her blog, The Pink Shoelaces.
Before I get to today’s post I want to tell you all that the Double Wedding Ring Quilt Instructions have all been updated. In the fall of 2018, I did a quilt along and showed readers how to make a double wedding ring quilt. That quilt along stretched into 2019 with the final reveal scheduled for March of 2019.
If you are a long time blog reader you know that February through June of 2019 was a hard time for our family. My husband, Kramer, was diagnosed with lung cancer and passed away.
Needless to say, the quilt for dropped. The instructions go dropped. The page where the instructions were got dropped. I was reminded of this and on Wednesday I went in and fixed the quilt along instruction page and fixed all of the links.
I have yet to finish this quilt. I will. All that is left is the machine quilting. It’s a top so finishing it up shouldn’t be that hard.
I wanted you all to know that the page is fixed. If you find pages on the blog that aren’t working, don’t be afraid to let me know. I really appreciate your letting me know if there is anything I can do to make the blog work better. Thank you for understanding why the double wedding ring page wasn’t complete.
Anyway…on to today’s post.
A couple of weeks ago I talked to Kelli and asked her if there was something she thought she would like me to get for Georgia for her birthday. Kelli’s answer was that she was making doll clothes for Georgia and was wondering if I might make her a doll quilt something like the baby quilt I made Georgia. Hmm. That was a tall order. Do you remember Georgia’s baby quilt? It was this one…
Well, I debated and thought and debated and thought trying to figure out how to make that doll-sized. I finally decided that I would simply do the letters and make a heart in the middle.
I had the doll quilt on my to-do list. I’m pretty scheduled right now when it comes to quilts so I was trying to figure out when I was going to sneak this in too. Oh my.
Well, then Kalissa called me last Saturday on her way to or from work and said, “Mom, remember to shoot a video”. Oh my. I swear if it wasn’t for her, you all wouldn’t see as many videos. I never think what I’m doing it interesting but her reminding me makes me take whatever I’m doing and trying to make it more interesting so I can shoot a video…so what did I shoot the video of…a “Sew with Jo” making free form ABC’s.
HERE is a link to the video. Follow the link to watch.
During the video, I was able to complete a few of the letters. After the video was over I decided to just keep working on the project. By 8 pm that night I called it quits and ended up finishing the quilt top the next day.
Here I am showing it off…
I’m hoping to get it machine quilted this weekend so I have it ready for her birthday. In the video I said Georgia’s birthday is in April…that’s wrong. It’s in March, so I want to keep working on this.
I’ll show you more pictures once it’s finished and ready to gift. For now, I’m so tickled to have it this far.
There were several of you who asked for a video on how to make these letters. I do have to make them again for baby quilts for Kelli’s twins. I could do a video and show how to make four letters or so in each video. Is that something you are interested in or doesn’t video give you enough of an idea on how to make them? Let me know.
I’m so tickled to have this little top this far! I can’t wait to finish it up!!