Friday, March 29, 2013

Gifts! For Savanna

I have a new snuggle-bunny baby.  Her name is Savanna.  She is every bit as pretty as her momma and as strong as her daddy.  She lives less than two hours away from me so I was excited when I finally got to meet her.

I couldn't meet her empty-handed, so I made her a quilt:

With a scrappy back:

I cannot wait to see her again!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Gifts! corn pillows

When we saw our family at Christmas, they subtly let me know that their corn pillows were getting old and if I were interested, they would like new ones.

I took the hint:

For the un-initiated, a corn pillow is filled with feed corn and heated in the microwave.  We use them to keep us toasty warm!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Gifts! Just because

A dear friend of mine wanted me to make her a quilt.

"Are you graduating from high school?" I asked.

"No," she answered.

"Are you getting married?" I asked.

"I'm already married," she answered.

"Are you having a baby?" I asked.

"I've already had five," she answered.

"Are you planning on a serious illness?" I asked.

"Um, no?" she answered.

"Then you don't get a quilt from me," I stated.

This conversation has been replayed many times over the years.

I finally made her a quilt, just because.

All reds and pinks:

With a scrappy back:

Love ya, dear friend!

Friday, March 08, 2013

Gifts: Jackie and Andrew's wedding quilt

Another young couple is starting out their life together.  This one was delivered only a few months after the wedding -- I must be improving!

I found a stack of mostly finished star blocks when I was sorting through some UFOs.  I pulled them out, finished the blocks, sashed, bordered, quilted, bound and poof:

A finished quilt!

I took a closeup of the quilting (I think the photo is upside down but I do not know how to fix that -- sorry.) I quilted feathered wreaths in the blocks and ribbon candy woven through the sashings:

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Friday, March 01, 2013

Gifts! a quilt for Jonathan and Allie

Many of my children's friends are getting married and they all need quilts!

Jonathan and Allie are a lovely couple.  Jonathan has used his graduation quilt A LOT (picnics, the beach, etc.) so I made them another quilt meant to be used. 

A scrappy front:

And a scrappy back:

I am not sure if you can see the quilting, but it was a digitized pattern by the wonderful Karlee Porter!

This quilt was just about one year late:  Happy Anniversary to the bride and groom!