Saturday, February 2, 2008

Garden Bloggers' Muse Day (a little late)

My Winter gardening efforts are often reflected in the bit of quilting I try to accomplish. I found this quilting poem online. There was no title nor was credit given an author. Finally you'll find a photo of the quilt I'm finishing for one of my granddaughters (age 2). :-)

I've been told that a quilt is not supposed to be "perfect." So, if you look closely you'll find that mine is not.

A Quilting Poem
author unknown

This quilt is made of cloth and thread
To place upon your little bed.
It's not an heirloom-just to keep,
But to lay upon as you count sheep.
Or perhaps the floor's the perfect place
For a doll and teddy picnic space.
This quilt can be anything you can dream-
From superman's cape to the robe of a queen.
Pretend it's a raft adrift at sea,
Or just cuddle up when you watch TV.
So use it up and wear it out-
I promise I won't yell or pout.
Just tell me when its days are through,
And I'll make another, just for you.

If you want a pattern for the above quilt,
click on this link. Quilt

From "Grandma Shady"


kate said...

Your quilts are beautiful - the colours are striking. Your granddaughter will treasure her quilt for her lifetime!

The quilting poem is a special one. Thank you!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Kate,
Thank you for your kind comments... I hope she does treasure it. I would have, had I had the opportunity. :-)

Elizabeth Joy said...

I've never seen a nine patch done in such a pretty way! Your colors are lovely for a granddaughter. If the one I'm making for my daughter doesn't turn out, I think I'll try your nine patch version. Did you get the pattern out of a book?

Shady Gardener said...

Ah, the pattern was given at a class. I'll see if I can locate it for you. :-)

cheryl said...

Your quilt is so pretty, Mom! Great job!

Shady Gardener said...

Thanks, honey! :-)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Great poem - it reminds me of how imaginative my kids can be.

Shady Gardener said...

MMD, How are you? I thought it was a touching poem, also. I'm sorry I couldn't give proper credit.

Kylee said...

Wish I was your granddaughter! That's beautiful!

Shady Gardener said...

I'd have the "better end of the deal" if we were related! (I'd go on all those wonderful garden tours with you and your mom!) ;-)