Two days ago posted a Wordless Wednesday of “Miss Jo Jo Bean” as a kitten lying on a quilt. Several of you said, “Nice quilt!” and I smugly preened, “Why, thank you.” Well, turns out, I lied. (Hangs head in shame.) Oh, it Did originate in the Champion household, but just not much with me. It is mainly the work of Mr. Champion aka Ray aka Husband.
It was made about two years ago for our third new grandchild, Andrew. Ray likes to design our little Christmas light display each year, so I asked if he’d like to have a go designing a quilt. I showed him some pre-cut 5″ fabric squares to choose from and some packs were duly ordered. He laid out the design on the floor of our little house and I sewed the top together. He chose the sea shell backing, I chose the red binding.
(Actually now that I think about it…) It took me hours upon hours upon…well, you get it…to cut, iron, and sew that puppy together. For example. just basting the top, the middle, and the back layers together with thread took eight hours. And for anyone who knows not quilting, that eight hours worth of basting thread? It’s only temporary. It All Gets Removed once the quilt is permanently quilted together by machine
So, upon further reflection, me’s a-thinkin’ maybe I lied only a little.