I have a very, very dear friend named Brandon. One of the reasons we’re such good friends is because we share the same sense of humor!
We used to work together, and occasionally, he’d see me working on a quilt over my lunch hour. And he’d name it for me. The name always began with “Grandma’s” — “Grandma’s Flower Garden”, “Grandma’s Baskets”, “Grandma’s Stars”, etc. So funny — we got many good laughs out of it!
Brandon’s Grandma Bonelle is a quilter, and a while back, Brandon’s mother, Shirley, called and asked if I would quilt a quilt for Bonelle. Why, of course I would!
The quilt is a king-sized Lone Star quilt, and is the last quilt Bonelle pieced before moving into the nursing home. She pieced it in burgundy and dark green, planning to use it around the holidays as a Christmas quilt. Bonelle is 98 years old.
When Shirley took it back to her, she said Bonelle put it on her bed and hosted Show & Tell in her room!
She was overheard telling someone: “I’m almost 100 and I’ve never seen anything like this stitching.” Isn’t she adorable?
I only managed one shot of the quilt while it was in my possession. It’s a close-up of one corner of the background. I opted for a continuous background design that the star could float on, rather than the traditional feather wreaths for those areas.
I quilted the borders pretty simply because the outer border was an overhang, and the inner border’s busy fabric didn’t show the quilting anyway. I’m soo so glad that Bonelle likes it!
And I don’t know what she’s calling it, but I’ve named it “Grandma’s Lone Star”! I’m sure Brandon will approve.