The boy, now 2 1/2, is soon to be a big brother. A big brother without a quilt to snuggle. Relegated to the world of third children who's moms and grandmas ran out of time/steam to make special quilts.
Enter the mad-sewing neighbor to said boy who offered to finish up grandma's quilt, as his mom doesn't sew and is currently with child. Thankfully, Grandma had long since cut the fabric, leaving mad-sewing neighbor with a nicely organized quilt kit complete with batting and backing.
Mad-sewing neighbor got to work. After sewing like the wind for a few short days the quilt was complete. Boy was happy, Mom was happy, Grandma was happy. All was right in the world.
|Close up detail of embroidery blocks. All were made over the course of many years by the boy's Great-Grandma.|
Finally, yellow gingham binding (made like double-fold bias tape) was zig-zagged on to match the quilting.