Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Baby Quilts: A Hanger and a Dragger

 I posted this quilt a few weeks ago and have finally finished quilting it.  Parents-to-be Patty and Luis chose and bought this quilt kit, and working on this quilt is my gift to them.  Pat's father and I were transferred from Farragut HS to Englewood HS in 1981 and forged a nice friendship. 

Quilt buddy Wayne does a lot of baby quilts, and he puts them into two categories - hangers and draggers.  This quilt is for sure a hanger - I have even put a hanging sleeve on the back. 

Like most quilt kits, the fabrics enclosed are generous.  So I took the leftovers from this kit and made a dragger.  Something that the baby can spit up on  before eventually dragging it behind him. 
John and I are doing a presidential  tour of the Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower libraries, something we intended to do last summer when our various illnesses struck.  So I will miss Patricia's baby shower.  But both quilts are rolled and wrapped and at the home of the shower hostess.  I'm excited for Patty's and Luis's foray into parenthood and especially excited for friends Ed and Marge and the joys of grandparenthood awaiting them!

1 comment:

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

How cute to make both a "Hanger" and a "Dragger"!! Here is a link to a site with several quilt poems that you might like -

http://www.oocities.org/heartland/1133/quilts/poems.html

I have used the first two poems as dedications for baby quilts several times - they seem to say exactly what I feel when I make one - ;))