Quilts, Quilts, and More Quilts!

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 🙂

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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.

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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!

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There are 12, one representing each month of the year. I’ll definitely blog about them when I get started.

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4 thoughts on “Quilts, Quilts, and More Quilts!

  1. Sarah Aisling 04/09/2013 at 9:06 am Reply

    Lovely! I’m so in awe of your talent with crafty stuff.

    • wendy 04/09/2013 at 9:16 am Reply

      Thank you! Even after 4 years of making quilts (largely self taught), I’m still learning with each project.

  2. Sanz 04/09/2013 at 9:15 pm Reply

    You are very talented! I love rag quilts!

    • wendy 04/09/2013 at 11:40 pm Reply

      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!

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