Sew Saturday ~ March Finish ~ Grandma's Quilt

As most of you know I ran into a bit of a snag finishing grandma's quilt last week.  My sewing machine broke just as I was getting ready to quilt it.  I was so disappointed that I wouldn't be able to finish it before my trip to go see her.  Even though my quilt wasn't finished I took it with me and showed grandma my progress.  I'm pretty sure she liked it, but she wasn't happy I took it away to get it quilted.  Until I told her I would have to finish it up and bring it back down to her, then she was happy again.  Not sure I will be able to do that, but I am going to try.

My grandma cracks me up.  I told her I had a gift for her, but that it wasn't finished.  She said, "well, why not?"
I said, "because my sewing machine broke"
She said, "well, what are you going to do about it"
I said, "I've already taken it to the repair shop.  Hopefully it will be done by the time I get back home."
She responded, "I should hope so"

Oh, how I love that feisty woman!  I'm not even sure she understood what I meant by needing to finish this quilt.  I do not come from a family of quilters and grandma has the early stages of dementia. 

I draped the quilt over her and it was a perfect fit.  She must have liked it because she didn't want to let it go.  She didn't want me to go either.  That is honestly the hardest part of visiting her.  Saying goodbye knowing it could be months before I see her again... if I get to see her again.  I take each moment and count my blessings.

Shhh... Grandma has a boyfriend.  That is Joe sitting beside her.  She won't admit he is her boyfriend, but they sit beside each other every day in the nursing home and eat their meals side by side too.  It's so cute.  Especially considering grandma has not dated once since my grandfather passed away in 1988.

Can you tell which border I used?  I'm going to bind it with the same fabric.  If you missed my earlier post I asked for votes on whether to use a light or dark blue border.  Clicky

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I'm linking up with the OMG challenge, because I did make my monthly goal of getting the the orange peels attached to their white backings.  My machine is home from the shop, so hopefully I will get this quilt quilted and bound soon.


Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

How lovely that your gran has someone to share her time with. I hope you can take the finished quilt to her soon.

Heidi said...

What a treasure this is! It must have been hard to remove it from her lap! Hope your machine is in good order so you'll be able to finish this beauty!

desertskyquilts said...

Thank you for sharing a little about your grandmother with us. She is still a lovely looking woman, and it's so nice she has company with Joe. I'm glad that your machine is back and fixed. Hope it wasn't too expensive! I hope you CAN figure out a way to go down to deliver the quilt to her. I know it will mean a lot to both of you.