Carol and I admit we have a fascination with quilters. Â A handmade quilt is a thing of true beauty and dedication. In the past, we have made a small doll quilt from scraps and a rag quilt from baby clothes but this Christmas we made an attempt at a “real” quilt. Â We designed a quilt block Â and constructed a wall hanging quilt from these blocks for my Grandpa and Grandma.
This quilt had a very personal touch because each grandchild and great grandchild designed the center of a block using fabric markers. Â We then framed each block using a postage stamp design, then sewed the blocks together.
This quilt was a learning experience for sure. Â The biggest lesson we learned was not to scrimp on batting. Â A high quality cotton or bamboo batting is definitely worth the extra cost. Â If you Â are going to go through all of the hard work of quilting it just makes sense to use quality batting. Â Needless to say, Grandpa and Grandma loved their Christmas quilt Â and were very emotional as they read each block.