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Ginger's Quilts: Grandma and Goose

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It’s no secret that our family is based in the Denver area, but like a lot of Coloradan transplants we’re the only ones from our family who live here. My parents and my in-laws are all in Wisconsin. It can get lonely sometimes but we’ve always been blessed that every time we’ve had a baby both my mother-in-law and my parents have been able to come visit and help with the kids.

When the Prime Minister was born last June, my mother-in-law was able to spend just over a week with us and she brought some fabric and a plan to keep Goose entertained. Ginger and Goose both worked together on the 6” blocks for this 32” x 32” lap quilt.

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Handsomepants is from a family of 5 kids, plus a number of foster kids sprinkled throughout. I don’t know how Ginger handled all of those kids, but I do know that the woman has the patience of a saint. Ginger did a spectacular job walking Goose through the importance of consistent seam allowances while Goose sewed away under Grandma’s supervision, but Ginger did confess to putting some decent mileage on her seam ripper when she returned to WI with the finished blocks.

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Ginger took the blocks back to WI with her when she finished her visit with us, and later mailed the finished quilt back to Goose. This little quilt is Goose’s pride and joy and has an honored spot on her bed. None of her siblings are allowed to play with it, and I’ve overheard her bragging to friends about how much fun she had making it with her grandma.

There are many things I’m thankful to my mother-in-law for, and a love of quilting is one of them. She inspired me to start, and she’s inspired Goose to start as well. Sharing a love of quilting is what Posterity Quilt Co. is all about, inspiring the next generation, and that seems to be an innate ability my mother-in-law has.

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Happy Quilting!

  • Rita

Ginger’s Quilts: Wince’s Baby Quilt

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Grandma Ginger has been busy making baby quilts for a while. Over the last seven years she’s been blessed with nine grand children, and she’s never missed a baby quilt for any of them. A few weeks ago this arrived in the mail and it’s been put through the ringer already! Between baby “fluids”, sticky toddlers, and dropped snacks this quilt has been washed a number of times in the few weeks we’ve had it.

Wince recently discovered his toes.

Wince recently discovered his toes.

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I tried to get a good shot of it and failed, Ginger used a feathered design for the quilting. It’s quite cute and adds to a well-used look on the quilt. This quilt is so soft and pliable, I wish my quilts were like hers. Maybe I need to wash them a few time once finished.

The little duckies where then all appliqued on top of the quilting. I love that they have wheels instead of feet. They remind me of an old fashioned pull toy.

Wince sure is pleased with his new quilt!

Wince sure is pleased with his new quilt!

The blues came from Ginger’s stash. The woman practically has a store in her house! The backing is a chevron printed fabric with ombre blues that match the pinwheels on the quilt top. The binding is a matching batik, and of course Ginger hand sewed the binding. I know there’s contention between hand sewn and machine sew binding, but it’s something she likes to do in the evening when sitting in the living room with my father-in-law before bed.

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Happy Quilting!

  • Rita