Saturday, June 27, 2015

And, Yet...ANOTHER Quilt Gifted....

Kate, the daughter of a close friend, is getting married in July and Andy & I have been invited to attend.  In May, she contacted me and asked if I'd make a quilt for people to sign as a guest book at the wedding.  It was short notice and I was a little hesitant, but after thinking it over I gladly said I would.

After we returned from our family visit to Illinois I was able to get started on it.  From there it came together quickly.  

Kate told me the colors and then let me take creative license from there.  I had it finished in about two weeks and was able to gift it to her at her bridal shower two weeks ago.

Susan (mother of the bride), Kate (the bride), and me...
I think Kate looks like she likes it!  :)

I had no pattern for it...just a picture I had found on Pinterest.  I downloaded the picture, printed it out, and developed my own pattern from there!  

I cut 5" strips from fat quarters and used my Easy Angle ruler to sub-cut the triangles from the strips.  The blocks were 5" unfinished...4.5" finished.  It is made from batiks and is machine quilted.

I thought I had gotten a picture of the label on the back, but I guess I forgot to take one.  


Friday, June 5, 2015

Clark's Choo-Choo Train Quilt...

Quote for the Day:
"Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation."
~Lois Wyse

Over Memorial Day weekend, Andy & I traveled to Illinois for a family gathering.  Erin & Dale and their kids were coming up from Tennessee for the gathering, also.  Since Clark is turning one year-old this month, I thought I'd just deliver his birthday present to him in person since we won't be able to attend his party and I don't particularly like to mail quilts.  (I'm always on edge until I hear that they have arrived to their destination safely.)

In our family, it is a tradition that I give a "Choo-choo train quilt" to each of the grandchildren on their first birthday.  You can read about the tradition in this post here and see pics of the previous quilts.  

This little guy is going to be one in a couple of weeks...

...and here is his birthday gift!!!

Penguins on the back!!!  I love love love the penguins!!!

So far all of the grandchildren love and use their quilts a lot!  I hope Clark loves his as much as the others do!