Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Last of the Christmas Quilts

As I have mentioned before, each of our kids received a quilt for Christmas, as did Clara. Each quilt was made with their homes and tastes in mind.

Trilby's quilt was made with more traditional fabric in colors that I thought complemented her home.

It was the first one I started last summer, but the last one to actually be completed. Why, you ask? Well, in my usual fashion I didn't realize the size of the pattern when I started. The original pattern was the very center inside the first border. Well, that was too small to do anything but hang on the wall. So....I had to search for more fabric which took a while to find. When I finally found the fabric I had to figure out what I was going to do to make it larger. And this is the end result.

To quilt it I chose to do large meandering in the center and smaller meandering around the outside. I sewed straight lines 1/4" in from each cream colored border.

I am very fond of the backing which was also incorporated into the front.

I hope they enjoy it for many years, and pass it down to their kids.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

A Grandson's Birthday Quilt

Grayson is one of our "city slicker" grandsons.  That means he isn't into farm equipment, but he IS into garbage trucks and construction equipment.  That's what he sees in his world.  His parents painted a neighborhood along the bottom edge of one of his bedroom walls so he could drive along and pick up garbage.  Another wall has the garbage dump and the big equipment.  Sooooo, he needed a new blanket.  Nana to the rescue......
The center is a "cheater" panel.  For you non quilty people that means it is all one fabric.  No piecing to it.
I used three different quilting patterns....meandering, loops, and a stencil on the white.
I've been wanting to use a stencil for a while, and I thought this was the perfect pattern for the white.
The back is pieced out of the leftovers from the front.  The symmetrical me would have liked the top pieces to meet up, but the frugal me just couldn't waste that much fabric!  Now, if it were for a fancier quilt the symmetrical me may have won.  :)

As always, I hope Grayson loves it and uses it for many years!  Do you think it will look good in a dorm room? :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Another Christmas Quilt

I'll get caught up one of these days, I'm sure!

For Trina and Tanner's quilt I used a pattern I had used before.
It is the same one as I used for my niece's birthday quilt a few years ago.

This is Trina and Tanner's quilt that I made them for Christmas.

This is the first time I've used the same pattern twice. I love the fabric on the back of the quilt too!

I straight line quilted this one.

I used a Moda layer cake, but I can't remember what fabric line it was! I hope they use the quilt for many years.

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