Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Cathedral Quilt playtime

While spending time with our little granddaughter, I was able to see her play with the little Cathedral Quilt that I had made her.

Here she is putting her two "dog-dogs" down to nap...she puts them on their tummies and pats their backs.

I had sewn this before she was born and talk about it here on Q is for Quilt and also my Cathedral Quilt tutorial post.

I had basically made it so that on one half, a center fabric would match up with another center piece on the other half. So that she could play a matching game or "seek and find" game with the material.

And dividing the two halves, I used solid color fleece to run down the center....incorporating the colors of the rainbow...Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet, as well as pink, grey, black, white, brown.



It was so fun to see that even at 19 months, she is able to actually play the matching game! (She was often actually faster at finding the matches amongst all the different fabric than I was! And she loved to point to the solid color fabric and wait til I said what color they were.  Two of her favorites to say and she knows are Blue and Yellow :o)

 I have a cute little clip of her from our daughter's phone, it has sound, but it won't play here. And it is moving a bit faster than normal speed. (Although she is very quick at it!)  In this one, she is standing up and pointing at the squares as she finds them :o)
We usually point to one square and then she looks for the matching one. On this clip, when we asked her where the duck was, she found the first duck herself and then found the other one.


And here she is on her quilt during her nap time, covered up with her crocheted blanket that her Auntie Girly~Whirly made for her...
And as you can see we read quite a number of books before falling asleep :o)



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Joining in with Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday's C!
And Jen's In the Studio.

And here are some "C" related artwork.

Celtic cross for a little one's birth. This entire cross was drawn with ELI JOSEPH. Additional calligraphy above and beneath written in lettering: Charlemagne


Crocheted Cross for a special event for a young girl. This lacy cross was drawn entirely with the first name CHLOE. Additional scripture verse written in lettering: Edwardian Script

  

 Another repeat posting of this one: 
This Crown was for one of the Derby princesses, when our daughter Girly~Whirly was one of the five Derby princesses. Drawn with CHRISTIN.

 

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19 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

She is adorable Maria...as is your quilt.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Your grand daughter is adorable and your art work divine ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Beautiful quilt !!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

She's just too cute....

Jeanne said...

Sweet post, and more particularly: wonderful quilt! I've had a Cathedral Windows project simmering in my mind for a while, and I will enjoy using your tutorial to get myself going.

Karen Mortensen said...

Cute girl and the quilt is beautiful.

Pondside said...

That clip was adorable!....and the quilt is lovely.

Sue said...

That quilt is a treasure…and so is your granddaughter!

=)

Tracy Cook said...

what a brilliant idea a quilt that teaches and comforts all in one love it

edenhills said...

I remember when you were making it how pretty it was. It's just brilliant to turn it into a teaching tool as well as being a snuggly quilt!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

What a great idea to use the quilt for a matching game! It will be a good way to teach colors too! You are such a clever grandma!

bettyl-NZ said...

It's so nice for such a great piece of work to be a learning tool. Such a wonderful heirloom.

Lola said...

She's so cute - as is the quilt too!

And many thanks for stopping by!

EG CameraGirl said...

Your granddaughter is very cute. How nice she treats her dog-dogs so well. How sweet!

Jen Price said...

What a beautiful quilt! So great that it's educational, too!

Granny-Guru said...

I love that the way you planned the quilt, you could play a matching game with your sweet granddaughter. What a wonderful way to use the design.

fredamans said...

Lovely quilt! I love how she can play with it, and it looks like it is her favorite for sure!

Jen Price said...

Thanks for linking up! :)

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

she is so, so sweet!! what a beautiful quilt! happy to find you through the 'in the studio' link up. :)

Jenny said...

She is too cute... And how cool is it that she is able to choose the correct match!

You have such a creative spirit...

Thanks for linking to the letter "C" - Charming post!

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