The Horse Quilt

About a month ago, my youngest daughter and I were picking out fabric for me to make her an anniversary quilt with wild animal prints.

My granddaughter (known here as Dolphin) said she wanted a new quilt, too, so she picked out a pink and lavendar butterfly fabric for her quilt.

Then, my grandson (known here as Jellyfish) said he’d also like a new quilt – so back to the fabric store we went.  We share a love of horses and I was thrilled to see that he had picked out three fabrics with a horse theme plus coordinating colors for the sashing and border.  Today, he got his new quilt.

Jellyfish loves to wrap up completely in a quilt, so I made this one a very roomy 60×72 inches.  It was a simple block design taking advantage of the beautiful material.

I used one-inch sashing and cornerstones plus I fussy-cut four horses to use in the corners of the 4-inch borders.

Like his mother and sister, Jellyfish wanted a soft cuddly backing and chose fleece in a green plaid design with large horse heads.

I scanned a recent picture of him on a horse to print on fabric and make a label.  I also included a small photo of myself so he’ll remember how we both looked when this quilt was made.

The only trouble with having a big, roomy quilt is that you might have to share it with your sister.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

2 thoughts on “The Horse Quilt”

    1. He loves to sit around wrapped up in a quilt.

      We have Trick or Treat on Sunday evening from 6 to 8. I hope to get a good picture of Sydney in her St. Bernard costume to e-mail you.

      Lillian

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