Oh yeah!! We finally get to show you what Sue made for each of us.
What she didn’t tell you was that because of the changes she made to her original sketch plus a small multiplication error when figuring out how many half square triangles she would need (she forgot that the method she used made 8 hsts at a time instead of 4,) she ended up with lots and lots of extra 1¼” hsts.
So what does Sue do when she has a whole bunch of teeny, tiny hsts leftover?
She makes teeny, tiny turtle quilts!
Yes, that’s right. Sue made a quilt for me and Lanie and one for Rexie too… even though he’s a boy and he wasn’t sure he wanted a quilt especially if it was all girly with flower fabric in it. We tried telling him they were star bursts but he said they still looked like flowers to him. So Sue didn’t use any of those in his quilt.
Want to see them? Oh good!
But first I have to tell you about the fun we had supervising her and making sure that she fixed any mistakes she made.
We started by picking out what pattern we wanted for our quilts.
Rexie picked out the one that looked like candy cane stripes.
I chose the zig zag one.
But Lanie didn’t like any of the ones on that page. We looked at hundreds and hundreds of sites and still she couldn’t find any that she liked. Until….
That quilt was called DNA and Lanie loved it because she wants to be a scientist when she grows up.
It didn’t take Sue very long to start sewing. And she only made one mistake.
She sewed one of my zig zag rows on the wrong way.
We spotted it right away and Sue got out that pointy thing in the picture. We don’t think she likes unpicking seams very much. She did an awful lot of mumbling under her breathe.
But finally all those little hsts were sewed together. Aren’t they pretty!
I like mine the best. But Lanie and Rexie each say theirs is the best too.
Even the backs looked cool before Sue started basting.
Sue hand-basted our quilts just like when she makes big ones.
For someone who wasn’t even sure he wanted a quilt, Rexie sure did watch Sue closely. Especially when she was working on his quilt.
We didn’t get to see her put the binding on the quilts because by the time she finished quilting them, it was late and she told us it was bedtime!
When we got up the next morning, we were sure our quilts would be finished but we couldn’t see them anywhere. They weren’t in the sewing room. And they weren’t downstairs.
When we asked Sue what had happened to them, she told us that they were on the line drying. So we hurried outside to see.
Dave had made a clothesline just the right size for turtle quilts!
Lanie loves her DNA quilt.
It was fun watching our quilts blow in the wind.
But do you know what’s even more fun?
Going to sleep each night snuggled up in them!