Last month, my second oldest Grand Daughter, Mackenzie, graduated from high school! Woo hoo!!! She lives in North Carolina and unfortunately, I live near Seattle and no, I was not able to attend her graduation in person. Boo hoo!!
But… technology to the rescue! Her graduation ceremony was streamed LIVE and I was able to watch the whole thing in real time, sitting in front of my computer. To make things even better, my sister and my Mom and Dad, who all live in Illinois, were watching the same thing on their computer. We were doing group texts and conference calls during the ceremony and after. Even though we were all (literally) thousands of miles apart, it was like we were all in the same room!
I even took a photo of my computer screen (on my cell phone) of Mackenzie getting her diploma.
Click on any photo for a larger view.
Ain’t technology great!
And of course, Grandma Cindy made a quilt for Mackenzie for her graduation. She will be going to the University of Nebraska next month and she will be studying music.
I found some perfect fabric in the Keepsake Quilting Catalog, ordered it and began making her quilt. Since she is studying music I found a “music fabric” collection and also a collection of red batiks for the University of Nebraska.
To see the Fabric Collections at Keepsake Quilting Click Here
The piecing pattern I made was a Free Pattern that I found online called Garden Path. To view the instructions Click Here
Mackenzie’s Garden Path quilt is completely done. It’s all quilted and I just finished putting the binding on it. If you click on the photo you should be able to see the fabrics with the music theme.
I quilted it with silver high sheen polyester thread using a free hand Swirls & Hooks pattern.
Here is a close up of the piecing and quilting.
I used a black print fabric for the back. It is a very dark black, but in the photo it looks more gray.
You can see the quilting better from the back of the quilt.
I wish Mackenzie lots of luck and fun times at college. Enjoy your quilt Mack-a-doodle! Grandma Cindy loves you!!!