Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Quilts for the Kids

I was talking to a dear friend yesterday and she reminded me that I never showed her the quilts I made for my kids for Christmas.  I guess with the holiday craziness I totally forgot to post.  Anyway, I got a wild hair before Christmas to make each of my kids a quilt to give to them on Christmas Eve.  Yes, we have that fun tradition to open something on Christmas Eve.  I was not sure if they would just roll there eyes or if they would think "Great here is another one of mom's hobbies"

I had to work fast and furious to get all four done.  I MADE it with the exception of Brandon.  His quilt was an embroidered football quilt that I was not able to get over to my quilter before Christmas, but the quilt top was done.  Sad thing I still have not taken it over to my quilter.  She has been in the middle of planning a wedding so I was pretty sure she didn't want to see the whites of my eyes.  So after this week I will get that over to her and will post when I get it back.

Well much to my surprise they loved the quilts.  I told my two college girls that they can just save them for when they have a home if they want, but nope they both took them back to college with them.  WOW they know how to make a mom feel good.


 This one I gave to Rachael.  The pattern I used is called "Fat Quarter Fun" from Country Threads.  I put minki on the back to make it super soft.  The back is my favorite.  It really shows the quilting.  It makes you want to just cuddle up and watch a great chick flick.

Alyssa's quilt was done using the pattern "Out of Time" by Crazy Old Ladies.  This quilt works up so fast.  I used a layered cake from Moda which made this super fast.  If you need to whip up a quilt in a day I suggest this pattern.


Lauren's quilt is a log cabin.  You can never go wrong with a log cabin pattern.  She loved the fun and spunky colors.  I scalloped the boarder and added rick rack around the binding.



Brandon's quilt I will post soon.  Hopefully it will look great when I get it back from my quilter.  Right now if I have to look at one more football I will scream.

Well it was very fun to do this for them.  HOWEVER, I think I might have gotten myself in a little deep because the kids are already asking me "Mom have you started our Christmas quilts yet for next year"  YIKES

3 comments:

Nicole Norris said...

Oh my word! These are GORGEOUS!!! Tell your kids you are making a quilt for me before they get another one.

Tamara said...

Do either you or Fred sleep?? I can't keep up with you!

Karen Pedersen said...

Ummmmmm...WOW! You are amazing! Nicole, she is making one for ME before she makes one for you! :)

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