Sunday, August 26, 2012

Housewarming Gift


My daughter and her family moved last Monday and I am driving up to spend the day with them.  My SIL accepted a student pastor position while he finishes divinity school and they will be living here for the next three years.

My granddaughters are on the front porch and my grandpuppy is looking out thru the storm door.

Monday afternoon, the house looked like this...


...but my super-organized daughter had almost everything unpacked in put away within days!  She's amazing... I wonder where she got that from?

I wanted to make her a little something for her new home and yesterday, I pulled out some fabric to make a pillow cover, selecting Grandmother's Pride from 501 Rotary-cut Quilt Blocks.
This is a popular block recently.  It is called Granny Square online and 
a larger version is called Great Granny Square.

I used my large mini design board to arrange the pieces as I cut them, making it easy to move everything to the sewing machine.


After sewing the block together, I layered batting underneath and did a little straight-line quilting before assembling the pillow cover.


I'm also taking a batch of ginger cookies, too.... because that's what grandmamas are for!



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For someone who questioned what my cookies looked like...




19 comments:

  1. Wow! What a nice housewarming gift! It is also really nice to be able to drive to a daughter's house to spend the day. (Mine lives 600+ miles away, sigh...) I hope your day is wonderful!

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  2. Love the cushion......
    Those cookies look great......what did yours look like.....lol.

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  3. Now those are what I call HOUSE WARMING gifts! Pretty pillow and yummy cookies : )

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  4. Wow, moved again. You and your warm surprises are just the ticket! Love that block pillow! And hey, what's that blue-and-white-something under those yummy cookies? :-) Have fun with your kiddos!

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  5. Wonderful....they will love the cookies and pillow, I know. Know you will enjoy the visit too.

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  6. You are always so thoughtful. Great housewarming gift. And ginger cookies are one of my favorites! YUM!

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  7. A very appropriate block to make for your daughter and her family. I bet those biscuits - sorry, I'm Scottish and they're ginger biscuits to me! :oD - tasted glorious! :o)

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  8. How lovely! Yum you can send some of those cookies over here!

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  9. What a lovely pillow Freda, and those cookies.... they look delicious.

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  10. Anyone would appreciate such nice gifts, but I'm sure your daughter and her family love them even more since they came from Grandmama.
    Lillian
    lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

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  11. The cookies look like they came from a food magazine photo shoot. I'm betting they tasted as good as they looked too.

    Love that pillow!

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  12. Yummmmmm! I love ginger cookies and yours look scrumptious!! You have made a beautiful pillow and I love the name of the block.

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  13. Good thing I can't reach through the computer screen and get at those cookies! Hope you had a great day.

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  14. MUST HAVE COOKIE RECIPE!!! Ginger cookies are my favorite. Can I adopt you into my family?

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  15. Gorgeous pillow cover! And yummy cookies. :)

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  16. Congratulations on your SIL new position! Those cookies look so good - my favorite are molasses, and they are probably very similar to these.
    Just made a couple of the same block you used for the pillow. I didn't know the name of it & thought it was an Album block, so thanks :)

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  17. How fun to be close enough to help. As always, your handmade gifts are so pretty. :)

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  18. My Grandma use to make these cookies....and they are my absolute favorite!! yum!~!!!!

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