Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Grandma's Kitchen, block #18: The Fridge

And here we are at week 18 of  Pat Sloan's Grandma's Kitchen quilt along! The name of this week's block is The Fridge.

Pat's block is inspired by the old-fashioned metal ice trays, which amazingly enough are available on Amazon for the *bargain* price of $37.95 for 2!

My version of the block is not inspired by frozen water, but warm water. Gramma loved to swim! 

The fabric I chose for my block represent the lakes of her native Minnesota, the oceans of her travels, and "her" pool at retirement community where she lived for the last several decades of her life. 

She loved turquoise and I think every swimsuite I ever saw her wear was either turquoise or some shade of water blue.

She was a staple at her water aerobics class. She was quite fit and healthy until her 90s.

It was only fitting then, that after she passed, my mom snuck her in to visit her pool one last time.

Some of my other quilt alongs are finishing up, plus I finished a long overdue quilt in memory of a friend's sweet daughter.

That said, I haven't started putting my rows together yet or printing out photos, so here's my current digital layout.

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  1. I love you remembering her last trip to the pool!

  2. I love how you remembered about her last visit to her pool!

  3. Love these stories, love how well your quilt is coming together. I'm also smiling at your Grandma's last visit to the pool. Perfect. Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

  4. Love how that block is based on the ice cube tray, and your interpretation to suit Grandma - well done!

  5. Thank you for sharing such warm and beautiful memories! Your grandmother looks like a strong, fun loving, lovable lady! What a treasure! Thank you for sharing!


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