These took way too long, lol. First up, I started this (I think) at the end of the summer. I thought it would be a pillow but it came out bigger than I intended & I don’t know where to hang it—so here it lives on the dining room table.
I wish I could remember whose blog I found the idea on, I really enjoyed making it and did some really tight FMQ. The background isn’t white, it’s an ivory-ish/cream print (like a white on white, I love those for dyeing).
Next up, Christmas quilts. Ahem, yep, end of January, the kids are coming tomorrow, I just tossed them in the washer.
For the 6 yr old monkey fanatic, my quilting was way beyond that prancing pony thing, more like a near sighted galloping stallion. The bottom 2 rows are quilted in large circles around each center, the top 2 rows are a curvy zig zag (shown) and the center is my first attempt at pebbling. I know he’ll love it but I’m so sad it didn’t turn out like I planned. I’m not showing the really bad circle rows, lol.
I backed it with a striped sheet & used a nice heavy flannel sheet for the batting. The main color on the front is kona ash.
For my 9 yr old pink obsessed daughter a wonky log cabin. I really like this one! I didn’t make it super big and I think this is my first square quilt. The white sashing is a sheet, the batiks are a joann’s jelly roll & I used warm & natural batting.
It kind of became a “use what I’ve got” project when it came to the back & binding. I love this print, it totally doesn’t go with the front, heck it wasn’t even big enough & I had to add a strip of black. The loopy quilting makes sense from the top, a little crazy on the black strip, lol. These are the first 3 quilts I’ve labeled, used the alphabet on my machine on some yellow scrap, nothing fancy, they’re all alike. I bound it with leftovers from the firehouse quilt I donated and I took the time to hand stitch it down., the corners came out great!
And for the 9 yr old boy I had instructions for “blue, baseball & stuff like bicycling, trains, skateboarding.” I mostly went with the blue but there’s a baseball print in there and the backing I think is perfect. Another flannel sheet for batting & my best quilting of the group.
And for reference, here are the tops from prior photos.
I love this alternate layout for drunkards path, I have a top for myself done the same way with batiks.
Next up for the kids is a white tiger quilt for my 12 yr old daughter. Should be interesting! I have until July, it might take that long!