Thursday, January 23, 2014

4 quilts

I made 4 quilts last year but I couldn't post them because they were all gifts. I made one for each of the kidlets for Christmas. Better late than never though, so I'm starting with one and will make my way through the other three in future posts.

This is the one I made for the oldest. It is an enlarged pattern from a class I took at a local quilt shop a couple of years ago. (the class one was crib size, this is a large throw size) It is hanging on a 6' fence so you can kinda get an idea the size from that.

I started with some leftover fabrics from another project then picked up enough to finish the top. I liked the blue in the rail fence block and they still had some when I got ready to put the back on so I used it for the backing and binding.. Sewed a little label with a message and gave it a wash. I love how a quilt looks fresh from the dryer. I know some people don't like to wash quilts but I'm more about making quilts that we can actually use (meaning they have to be washable!) than those that are 'just for pretty' (though I do have an applique one in the stash that will be 'just for pretty' if I ever get it sewn)

Anyway, I hope he is using this to help keep him warm in this cold snap that has rolled in! I went to the grocery store to pick up a few things this morning in short sleeves and was fine when I went in, but when I came out the temp had dropped and it was misting. Seriously, I was not in there long, I think I had 4 or 5 items. Now I'm wearing a jacket inside and drinking coffee!

I'm off to see what else I can cross off my way-to-long needs-to-be-done list! 

Stay warm and safe!


Terry said...

It looks great, ..I like the washed look too!

Robin said...

What a wonderful looking quilt you created for your eldest, Tina! I love the blue fabric you used for the backing and binding.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Robin in Virginia