Monday, September 29, 2014

Son's Birthday Quilt

Back in May, I made a quilt for my daughter's birthday.  Ever since then, my son has been asking me for a quilt of his own.  How could I resist?  He is such a sweet boy with a wonderful sense of humor.  I had fun picking out his fabrics and putting this one together.

I chose the Greek cross pattern without the half-squared triangles in the corners.  I also pulled out the deep teal, lime, and coral to accent throughout the quilt.

This pattern is pretty easy to assemble.

I used the scraps to make up the back.  

The colorful chevron print was the perfect fabric for the binding since it ties everything together.

Here's the birthday boy!  It's not unusual to find him sitting next to me while I sew to help me press "the button" (a.k.a. the thread cutting button).  He's such a helper.  :)

Now it's time to enjoy the festivities!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I'm back!

Hi everyone!  I've been back to quilting for a few weeks, but I haven't been blogging.  I want to share with you everything I've been up to and give you a preview of things I'll be showcasing in the near future.

First off, the Memphis-Area Modern Quilt Guild made several baby quilts to donate to the infant/toddler care unit at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.  We took a tour of the unit and received the privilege of hand-delivering 3 of our quilts to current patients.  It was a wonderful experience and we are all looking forward to doing this again soon.

I did a simple patchwork pattern, but I think the colors really played well together.

I had this solid pink fabric in my stash that complimented the patterned fabric and some leftover binding from the Sunrise Quilt I made back in January.

We were missing a few of our members when we delivered the quilts due to other commitments, but we really enjoyed meeting the nurses and the patients.  The smiles on the patients and the parents were well worth it.

I also have three other quilts.  Two of them are finished and the other will be finished by the end of the weekend.  This first quilt is made from the scraps leftover from my X-Plus Quilt top.  It turned out really well and I can't wait to show it off.

I finished hand stitching the binding onto my son's birthday quilt last night.  It also turned out really well.  My son is so excited about it and has enjoyed watching me put it all together.  

The X-Plus Quilt top mentioned above is also now basted and three-quarters of the way quilted.  I hope to have the quilting done tonight and the binding completely hand-stitched by the end of the weekend.

This quilt is all for me.  I'm really looking forward to getting it done so I can snuggle under it on the couch while watching some of my favorites on Netflix.  I might even be convinced to share if my husband and children are nice.

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