Happy Belated New Year!
I survived the last three Holidays! Thanksgiving (US), Christmas, and New Year’s! I gained Bluetooth headphones and only five pounds. Fortunately I lost nine pounds before all the crazy eating and drinking of all the calorie-rich food and drink. That is a plus for me.
Do you have a bucket list? I do. And I don’t. One of the things on this nonexistent bucket list was to make a quilt. Well, I made two quilts but still need to make three more. One for each of my grandchildren. That lifetime goal was made when I was 35 years old. I’m a lot older than that now but having a bucket list was also nonexistent way back then.
So here are my two quilts. The first quilts I’ve ever made. I learned a lot from this experience…meaning I’ve made mistakes.
I posted photos of this project in 2013 and now I have finally finished them.
Without further ado…
I used the stack and slash or whack technique with eight different fabrics plus a neutral ivory solid and a sprinkling of khaki.
I wanted the quilts to be a little bit longer so I added three rows of leftovers.
The backs involved the first letter of each recipient plus some leftover fabrics to coordinate with the binding.
Close-ups of the backs.
My sewing machine does some lettering/monograming so I made machine stitched labels sewn to the lower right side on the quilt backs. In case you wondered, I am “Nona”.
Straight line quilting, well, as straight as I could do it.
On the beds.
So two down, three to go.
I am so proud of you for getting the quilts done. They are beautiful. I am sure the girls love them.
Thank you. I hope the next quilt doesn’t take me 18 months to finish!
Wow, what a great job! Wtg on finishing them!
Thank you! Two more UFOs moved to the FO column. =)
Absolutely beautiful. Congrats on finishing them. I love the colors and the pattern and they look great in the girls’ room.
I felt the pressure from Mr. Aitch about starting things and not finishing them. I’m so glad I got these finished as I’m hooked on this…for now. So many ideas, so little time.
Great job! They turned out so nice! So what are you working on now? A little knitting and little sewing….then reading to break it up. How is your sewing room coming?
Thank you! I want to start on the next quilt but need to review my fabrics. Working on the Bacardi sweater and some slippers. Sewing room is still an ongoing project. Want to help?!?
What a cozy way to share the love.. beautiful!!
Beautiful and colorful – like everything you do!
Very impressive for your first quilts! Look forward to seeing what you do next.
Thank you very much.
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These quilts are incredible! I am so glad I came to get caught up on your blog! That type of quilt just appeals to me visually so much. I love love love it! What a treasure!