Thursday, July 6, 2017

Grandma's Kitchen Quilt Along: #2: Sticky Buns

I'm continuing to share my progress with Pat Sloan's weekly mystery quilt, Grandma's Kitchen.

This week's block is called Sticky Buns. Pat was inspired by a favorite treat her grandma made.

I didn't spend a lot of mornings with Gramma Ann because she lived three hours away when I was growing up and at least 3 states away when I was an adult. Still, warm rolls for breakfast reminds me of sleeping in and a lazy breakfast in pajamas. Maybe because when I visited Gramma, it was usually a holiday or vacation when we had time for leisurely meals. Gramma loved leopard print. In her 91 years she had more than a few leopard print nighties and PJs.

For this block, I used one of Gramma's leopard skin shirts as the main print. The coordinating print has a filigree pattern, which is very feminine, like my Gramma, a former Avon lady who was quite a knockout in her day.

My aunt sent me this picture of Gramma with more leopard skin attire. She even had a leopard skin cane in her final years! I asked my aunt why Gramma liked leopard so much and she said, "I don't know. Maybe because Grampa did." Va va voom, Gramma!

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  1. Great block and how wonderful to incorporate fabric from your Gramma. Your Gramma's vitality shines in this blog.

  2. Jen,
    Oh, the leopard PJs - love it!! This is just so great!! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. I love reading the stories of your Grandma, and seeing how you are putting so much of her spirit in your blocks. This will be a special quilt!

  4. Wonderful! A great tribute to your grandma and her love of leopard prints

  5. What a wonderful way to remember your grandmother. A beautiful block for a high spirited lady :)


  6. Another great tribute to Grandma block! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Nice block and nice story Jen Cheers Glenda


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