Friday, December 30, 2011

The Brightest Quilt Yet

I had pieced a top several months ago from the Girly Girly line by Pat Bravo.  It is really bright.  I just finished up the quilting.  That fabric was wonderful to work with.  It was soft and draped well.  I used warm and natural batting.  The quilt came out very light weight.  Perfect for Texas weather.

The back is a little more restful on the eyes

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  I still have three more quilts to get done.  I see light at the end of the tunnel though.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

More Christmas Quilts

My husband finally emailed the pictures he took of more of my Christmas quilts.

I made a table topper/wall quilt for my sister using a Glace charm pack and some extra fabric.

Next is my Dad's Quilt.  My husband picked out the fabric.  It is Jo Morton/Andover Fabrics.

Jo Morton/Andover Fabrics

I also finished up my son's fiancee's quilt.  She likes blue.  I had some beautiful batik fabric I picked up at the Chishom Trail Quilt Show.

Beautiful Batiks

Pieced Back
The last one was for my oldest son.  There is a story behind this quilt.  He had a quilt that was polyester camo fabric that his great aunt made for him.  He had that quilt into his 20's until it fell apart.  I made him a quilt with fabrics that have a camo look for the front and flannel camo for the back.  It is really a cuddle quilt.  

Yes that is really flannel camo

Finally my husband took a bigger picture of the churn dash quilt I sent to our daughter and son-in-law.

As you can see I was really busy get things finished up between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I have four more tops done that need to be quilted for both family and friends.  All of the children and grandchildren now have their quilts though.  Yeah!!!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A few more December projects

I made a quick Christmas table runner for my gift swap at work.  I used a pattern I found on PinInterest.  It was originally made out of canvas.  I used fabric and batting instead.

I also finished up a churn dash quilt for my daughter and son-in-law.  That was the late Monday night sewing spree.

I did not get the whole quilt in the picture as I took this at 11:30 at night because I was mailing it early the next day.  

I have more quilts that my husband took pictures of and has not emailed them to me yet.  I will post as soon as I get him motivated.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Daugher and Grandson Quilts

These are two of the quilts I made this weekend.  One for my daughter and one for my grandson.  My daughter is not a bright color, modern fabric kind of girl so I made a neutral quilt for her.  The fabric for my grandson's quilt is zippety doo dah.

I did not get them photographed in the daylight so my husband made the best of it when he photographed them tonight.  I wanted to get them in the mail for their birthdays, the 17th and 18th respectively.  I have to be out of town all week on business so my husband has been tasked with mailing duty tomorrow.  

I have one more almost done.  I ran short of thread with 8" to go on the binding.  Oh well.