Wednesday, December 22, 2010


At last!  Grandson's quilt is finished!  It is quilted, and the binding is finished.  Fortunately I had a box that exactly fit it as well!  This quilt is technically for his birthday, which falls on Christmas Eve, so I scrounged around the house for birthday wrapping paper.  No go.  What to do, what to do.  I didn't want to wrap his birthday present in Christmas paper, so I came up with a creative solution:

I made a pillowcase using some of the left over triangles and strips and a piece of blue and tan checked gingham.  Above is the front view and below is the side.  Hurray!  Now he has two gifts for his birthday!


  1. Absolutely smashing! I saw a string quilt in plaids this week that knocked my socks off too...I need to expand my stash in this new direction!
    Seasons best, Sharyn

  2. Well I think that pillowcase was just perfect for wrapping that quilt. And I love the quilt.

  3. Wow I love that idea! What ingenuity!!!!
    I've come a-visiting from Holly Jolly Blog as you're on the Blogroll today!
    Hope the Christmas celebrations were well and truly fantabulous!
    sugary hugs
    Wendy :O)