I made a Grandma’s Fan Quilt years ago for my DD. She wanted it made out of blues and she picked out the fabrics. I was cleaning out my closet and found the book and the rotary cutting templates stuffed into the back of the closet. Since I don’t plan on making a second quilt I thought I would give them away. Here is the pattern book called “Fan*tastic.” Apparently the TV show “Quilting from the Heartland” must have done a show or series on this pattern. None of my TV stations have ever carried this show. Currently I am not able to get any quilt show. This saddens me since I used to walk on the treadmill while watching “Simply Quilts.” I would learn something and get inspired while getting my exercise!
You can see that the thick pink laser cut templates already have “sandpaper squares” attached to them so they don’t slip while you cut the pieces. You will need a small rotary cutter to do the cutting accurately.
So I will send you the book and the templates if you are the winner. All you have to do is make a comment and I will randomly pick a name on my mom’s birthday which is February 2. It is also Groundhog Day. I forget if the groundhog is supposed to or not supposed to see his/her shadow. It is all nonsense since Punxsutawney Phil has only been correct less than 30% of the time. You could toss a coin and do better with your forecast for the rest of the winter!! On February 2 I will post the winner’s name and you can claim your prize once you send me your snail mail info.
Here are some photos of the fan quilt I made my DD. This was the only quilt I sent out to be machine quilted. It was just sitting around not getting finished so I figured paying someone to quilt it was better than having it just sitting in the closet as a UFO.
I don’t remember who quilted it, but they did a great job quilting feathers, fans in the white blocks, etc. I think the person was just starting out and did not charge very much to do it either. Unfortunately I won’t be giving away the quilt with the book. But if you were ever thinking about making this beautiful quilt here is the chance to win the pattern and templates for free. There are some great ideas for wall hanging size quilts in the book. There is even a stocking and a tree skirt pattern if you only want to do a small project.