Wednesday, December 11, 2013
This is the second breast cancer quilt I made this year. This is for my daughter-in-law's cousin, only 28, who has breast cancer.
This is Josiah's Christmas stocking made with Kate Spain's In From the Cold. I thought I took a nicer photo of this, but I didn't. I took this to send to his mom to see if she liked it. You can see my work space here-yuck!
I only have a bag to make for Oliver for Christmas. I achieved my goals for the most part. I am trying to find time to work on the mystery quilt. I followed a bloggers suggestion of cutting triangles for clue two instead of using small squares. Big mistake for me. The accuracy isn't as good, so I am doing a lot of ripping as I go along. Of course production has slowed down because of this. I am making a queen size, so I am making more blocks than her lap quilt and less than the king size. I hope I guestimated the correct number of pieces pretty close to what I will need.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
I have not posted for quite a while. I will forget what quilts I made and what is going on in my life if I don't post soon. Here is some of what has been keeping me busy over the last few months, obviously not in order of importance!
This is Bonnie Hunter's Pineapple Blossom quilt that I made for a friend who is fight breast cancer. I really enjoyed making this pattern. I gave it to Teresa in September.
Madison wanted a princess quilt. I found the princess fabric at Sauder's and Madison picked out the other fabrics. She wanted orange, blue, pink and some Easter fabric that I had. She even helped to make it a little bit.
I have been watching Ryleigh and Brady after work since this summer too. It is great to get to know them better. They are very much into nature and animals. Here they are taking care of a woolly caterpillar.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
This is the first baby quilt I made. I made this for my first grandchild soon after I started quilting. I didn't take pictures of my quilts when I made them, so I had to search them down to photograph them. This one looks well loved. I quilted baby footprints in the large yellow block with my DSM. Kole's mom picked out the fabric. The prints were Winnie the Pooh. 8/9/2002Then came Kamille's baby quilt. I made two identical quilts because I bought the fabric for a larger quilt and loved it so much. These are the only two quilts I put ruffles around. I may try again, now that there are directions on how to do it on the internet. When I made them I just winged it. 3/22/2006
Elijah's quilt is one that I made twice also. I made the first one for a niece's baby and Elijah's mom liked it and wanted it for her baby too. I didn't get pictures of either one and will have to get a picture of it when I see it again. 10/10/2006 Update-found the picture of Elijah's-already loved.
Ryleigh's quilt was next. I found this adorable children's fabric that I wasn't sure how to use, but knew I wanted to use it for her quilt. This is what I finally came up with. 9/15/2007
Brandon's quilt was made with fabric I ordered after seeing this quilt in a magazine. They are pages for a book made into a quilt. 1/30/ 2009
I never got a picture of Kamille's quilt above, but this one is actually Madison's. 8/24/2009
This is Caius's quilt. (They decided to call him Josiah! Whew! Easier for Grandma to say.) He isn't here yet but we are expecting him the end of August 2013. This is Mod Pop that mom and grandma fell in love with the colors.
Here are some random quilts that I made for nieces and friends babies. I sure wish I had thought to take pictures of all of them along the way.
|Shannon's baby due in October|
|Sarah gave this to a friend from work|
|Joel's (from work ) Devon - June 2014|
|Ashley's Peyton-due December 2014|
|Danielle's Grody July 2014 (I made a similar one for Peggy's grandson)|
|Tiffany's AJ 2-15|
|Derin's Gus 11-14|
|Sarah's Micah 8-15 (and matching one for Josiah since they share a room)|
|For a girl at work's baby 11/15|
|Arithmatic quilt made for girl at work 3/16|
|I think this was a split 9 patch made for a girl at work 4/16|
|made for Brianne who wanted just gray and white-still waiting for her baby due yesterday-1/9|
|Fancy Forrest quilt made for Danielle's Hudson born in May 2016|
|Another Fancy Forrest made for Seth and Kelly's Houston born Spring 2016|
|Made for Ashley's baby boy|
|Made for Derin's baby girl|