Thursday, September 1, 2011

5 more quilts done

Five more quilts done bringing my total to 36 with 19 to go and 15 weeks to do it in!

My husband went to Denver last weekend to visit his daughter and her family that recently moved there.  As a bonus, another daughter and her family were there visiting at the same time.  (I had to work.)  Anyway, I had the bright idea that this would be a good time to deliver some I Spy quilts. The youngest grandchildren in both families are 4 years old already and I want them to get some use out of their quilts before they are too old or big for them.  Of course, I didn't even have them started.  Nothing like a goal to get me moving!  I tried a different arrangement of I Spy fabrics for each quilt, put their names on them and used a backing that had some meaning to each individual child.  I made these a little bigger than the ones I have posted already.  They finish at 41"X50" approx.

This is a closeup of the Loops and Mod Flowers quilting on Evie's quilt done by Linda of L&R Designs. 

Bridger lives in Denver and Felix was visiting from Pennsylvania so they were the first to get their quilts.  Here they are posing for pictures. They have their grandfather's sense of humor in the first picture!

Evie and Elliot live in Pennsylvania also and had their quilts delivered to them by their aunt who was visiting in Denver.  Here they are modeling their quilts.

The fifth quilt I just finished is a version of my first Free quilt pattern entitled Bright Shiny Nickels. I made the top only as a model for a quilt shop that sells my patterns.  The owner of the shop wanted to use the alphabet fabric in a kid size quilt so we used it as the background.  The quilt is still made basically the same way, with 5" squares and strips, but not all blocks are nine patch blocks.

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