Meemaw Quilt

A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order.
Jean-Luc Godard

The fat quarters I ordered for four of the blocks in the Meemaw quilt arrived this week. I was able to make the remaining blocks. Of course, I also had to make a Dairy Queen and Whataburger block. A blizzard is a must have for a quick pick-me-up on our trips. And Whataburger is the best place for a pit stop and a burger. The top and bottom of the quilt were easy to piece without any problem, because the size of the blocks and sashing fit perfectly. The length of the quilt top was a different matter. I knew I would have to add/subtract/squeeze the blocks and some sashing or extra pieces to the sides in order to have a perfect fit. Last night. instead of counting sheep to go to sleep, I was thinking of 1/4, 1/2, or 3/4 inches of fabric to fit the blocks along the sides. I woke up this morning with a plan…sort of… fingers crossed. After my coffee this morning, I went directly to my sewing room and started piecing. It worked out just right!
The Meemaw story is not over. Our story may have been put on hold for a bit because of Covid, but we are ready to go as soon as we can. This quilt reflects the beginning and middle of our story, totally out of order, busy, and in disarray, sort of like we are. I cannot wait until it is quilted and I can show it to the Meemaws.

11 thoughts on “Meemaw Quilt

  1. Dumb question: how did you get the Whattaburger logo on your patch?
    In hubby’s hometown of Las Cruces, NM it’s a Blakes Lottaburger…I wonder if they’re related chains?
    ‘Whatta’ great quilt – it’s a whole ‘Lotta’ fun!

  2. Oh well done on finishing the quilt and on getting it to fit together. I have found that it always helps to count the quarter inches !!
    It is a remarkable, delightful story-that-has-not-yet-ended quilt

  3. Oh my goodness – a Whataburger block! The blocks in the video are amazing and knowing each one was a special memory related to your MeeMaw adventures made me smile. What a way to honor and remember those adventures and so sorry you missed out on a year of fun during COVID. But hopefully this quilt is getting you ramped up to go on more adventures in the Clown Car soon!!! Yes just the middle of the story!

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