Sunday, January 25, 2015
Quilts for Granddaughters
Ok..starting the new project. Daughter and family are in the process / have moved into a new home. I thought it only fitting that I should make the girls their own quilts to carry forward into their lives.
I have picked the colors I want to work with..and with some help from their grandmother..with color hints for each of the girls... I am working on Livi's first.
Livi's colors will be Pink, Lavendar, Red.
The pattern is to use fat quarters, cut three shapes from each quarter: 1 - 10.5 x 10.5 inch square, 1 - 6.5 x 10.5 inch rectangle, 1- 6.5 x 17 inch rectangle. From the left over piece, I will use that in the border. Each complete square is a 16 inch block.
Each block contains one of each of the colors.
I am including two pics of progress to date.
Pic 1: I laid out the rows on the bed to see what they look like.
I finished the top for Livi's quilt. I had a plan for the border, but in working with it, it is not going to work, so will do something else.
Here is a pic of the finished top.
Pic 2: I have sewn the bottom three rows together and will finish the top three tomorrow.
I want to do the border slightly different than the original plan. So as that works itself through my braincells on how to do it, I will add pics of it.
I finished another top. Trying to get a decent pic of it has been a challenge, but will post what I have.
Laid out on the bed:
A bear hiding under the blanket...
Keep the fancy corner going..
I finally finished the top for the third quilt in the series for my three granddaughters. I walked into this third one with the feeling it would never be finished..but it is. I am trying out a new long arm quilter recommended by a friend of mine. She is from Vancouver, Washington, so the tops and such had to be mailed to her to work on. And naturally, behind is my middle name...so I got them to her late..but she had them for just a week and already they are headed back..
So.. here is quilt number 3: The black and white..for the 15 year old.
I ended up putting a six inch black border all around the top to frame it off.
These three colors are the backings for the quilts.
Black for the Black & White
Green for the Green/Yellow/Blue etc
Lavendar for the Pink
and they arrived from the quilter .. Terri Clark from Vancouver, WA.
I need to put the binding on for them to be totally complete, but here they are..
Jaci's Black and White.
Tori's Spring and Summer
I finished the three quilts for my granddaughters and they have been sent to them. They should receive them today. Since I have recorded everything, here are the bindings for each and the labels..
I just spoke to my granddaughters. They love the quilts.