Okay, just two quilts, actually.
I typically make a blanket of some kind whenever we have a new niece or nephew. So far, we have 4 nieces and 3 nephews. All but one have gotten quilts and the last nephew (born last September) got a crocheted blanket. Well, all but two… Our two-year-old niece (her birthday was April 1st – no foolin’!) somehow got looked over when she was born. Bad auntie! So I’ve made her this quilt featuring Sunbonnet Sue flying a kite. I was able to give it to her on Sunday, and her reaction was priceless. She immediately just wanted her mom to cuddle her up in it. What a way to warm my heart 🙂
This quilt was my first time using a free-form quilting style, and I must say: I loved it! Because there was no overlapping stitches, it was much easier to keep the fabric from bunching. I definitely see myself using this style again.
The second quilt I want to talk about today is my first attempt at a rag quilt. This one was made using some of Small Fry’s outgrown baby clothes. I seem to have forgotten to take a picture of the quilt by itself, but you can still see it in this picture.
My favorite block is underneath Seahawk’s foot, and it’s an emblem from one of Small Fry’s newborn shirts that says “Little Brother” baseball-jersey style. I put it in the center so it would have a place of prominence. My second favorite is the one right next to Seahawk’s knee. It’s a pair of Small Fry’s pants that he wore for months. It was really sad when I finally had to admit that they didn’t fit him anymore! They’re camouflage and oh-so-cute.
I just got this book from JoAnn a few days ago, and I seriously can’t wait to make these blocks!
There are 12, one representing each month of the year. I’ll definitely blog about them when I get started.
Lovely! I’m so in awe of your talent with crafty stuff.
Thank you! Even after 4 years of making quilts (largely self taught), I’m still learning with each project.
You are very talented! I love rag quilts!
Thanks, Sanz :). That was my first rag quilt. They’re much easier than traditional quilts. I can’t decide if I like the rustic look of the rag or the clean look of a traditional quilt better. Either way, they’re fun to make!