Grace’s Tears and Tantrums

006I won this fat quarter bundle, Teddy Bear Basics by Windham Fabrics over two years ago and I thought it would be perfect for a quilt for my granddaughter’s 2nd birthday as her room is decorated in browns and pink.

She will be 4 this December.:) I guess I am a little late.

I had several stops and starts as I played with ideas using 2 1/2 inch squares and 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch rectangles.

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On point ideas:

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The on point squares reminded me of raindrops so I choose to cut my 6.5 x 2.5 rectangle down to 3.5 x 2.5 to make them more similar in size.

Grace Quilt

Please note that my seam rippers got plenty of use as I sewed many of these ideas together and then decided it wasn’t quite right.

I used a Robert Kaufman Kona cream as the background.

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I found this backing fabric on clearance, it couldn’t be more perfect:

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Close-ups:

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Finished size: 38 x 50.

Big enough to cover her for many more years, but not too big to carry around.

I am calling it “Tears and Tantrums.” Fitting for a strong-willed 3 year-old little girl who sheds heart melting tear drops along with the determined tears of a tantrum.

Love you Grace. This will wait until December when you turn 4. Grandma

Enjoy the Journey, Jackie

  • Paula Hughes

    Loving the on point! And that background is adorable. I love some polka dots.

    • Jackie

      It took a bit to figure out the pieces and I am sure there is an easier way than what I did, but I am also pleased. Thank you

      Jackie Berdych
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  • Oh, it just turned out perfect, Jackie! I love those fabrics against the cream background and the backing fabric, just what the doctor ordered. Lovely flowery quilting, too! Your little Grace will love it.

  • Wendy

    I love it! its beautiful! She’s going to love it I’m sure.

  • Carole Wool

    This is a wonderful post, Jackie! I am moved to remember my daughter at three. DH said she is “like thunderstorms and rainbows”. Now at 23, things have calmed down a bit.

    • Jackie

      Things do change don’t they? And they grow so quickly.

      Jackie Berdych
      Sew Excited
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  • Amanda Kattner

    Cute dots!

  • Gretchen Firestone

    It was worth all the effort and ripper work! It’s gorgeous and fun!

  • Daphne Lewis

    Such a beautiful quilt!!!

  • Elita@Busy Needle Quilting

    I love that final layout, Jackie! It’s so sweet & it’s a good use of those fabrics. Well done! Grace is one very lucky little girl!

  • val

    I love this post! Sooo cute…so true! The final layout fits the quilts purpose perfectly! So glad you rejuvenated this post today!