Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chevron Quilts for the Kids

This Christmas, I made chevron quilts for the kids. Santa brought them some couches for their playroom, so I thought I better make them quilts to snuggle with on their new tiny couches! The couches are darling and the kiddos love them! But, they especially love snuggling with their quilts. It makes me so happy to watch my kids enjoy the things I make them.

These quilts were easy to make. Just a bunch of half-square triangles! When I was working on them, I told Princess that I had to make 96 half-square triangles. She came downstairs one night and said, "Mom, are you still making half-square triangles?" I was shocked that she remembered what they are called.  

Here they are!

Little feet snuggled on their new couch with cozy quilts! The little feet on the right never. hold. still.

I did some straight line quilting on them and stitched in the ditches. It took a little more time than planned because of all the ruler work, but I love how soft they are because of the light quilting.

This is what happens anytime I get a quilt out. When I get a client's quilt out, I have to lock him downstairs or upstairs or put him in his crib. The other day, I got a quilt top out that I'm working on and he started dancing on it. Silly boy!

Pink for Princess.

Aqua for Little Man.

Minkee on the back so they are soft and cuddly!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Quilt for Baby Dodge

Cash had Baby Dodge's name this year for Christmas, so I decided we would make him a quilt! I was up until 12:30 Christmas Eve binding it. I still had two quilts to bind on Christmas Eve - the quilt for the Little Man and this quilt. I do that every time. I'm not sure when I'll learn.

Anyway, I saw this darling bike fabric and had to have it. So, I bought 4 yards (? - I can't remember exactly how much). Anyway, I decided I could spare a little for Dodge's quilt. It was hard, but I love him, so I did it! I was making a quilt for the Little Man out of the aqua and grays anyway, so I used the same fabrics in this quilt. I put Minkee on the back. And bound it in the polka dot. I love the way it turned out. I was sad to give it away, but there are more quilts around here than we know what to do with. 

I quilted the Bubble pattern into it. Every time I do a quilt for myself or a gift, I think I'm going to do some great custom quilting on it, but Christmas time is so busy with all my clients quilts, that I don't end up having time. But, I loved the Bubbles in this quilt. I think they were perfect with the back and the binding and especially that grey with big, white polka dots. Love that!

Here it is!