As many of you know I have been blessed to be a grandmother to six adorable children, three of which are seventeen-month old triplets.
They are so darn cute and so fun now that they are toddling around but I might be a little biased. I have made all my grandchildren handmade quilts when they were born and I finally finished the quilts for these three in time to give them for Christmas.
I started with Nora’s quilt and selected pink and gray fabrics.
I really like the floral fabric that I used on the back and to bind the quilt. If you look in the lower left corner you can see that I added her name to the quilt. As I was finishing this quilt I bought a new sewing/embroidery machine and was just learning to use it. I was actually at the point where I was getting ready to start the quilting so I only pulled apart this little square to get her name on it.
The fabric for the boy’s quilts is from Missouri Star Quilt company in Hamilton, Missouri, my favorite place to shop for quilt fabric. They have the best selection of fabric of any quilt store I have visited in person. Actually the company is made up of twelve different store fronts on Main street with each having their own fabric theme. I bought the fabric for the boy’s quilts in the kids shop and I sure had a hard time making a selection, so many cute choices.
As you can see, I had become a little more knowledgeable on my embroidery machine by the time I was making this quilt so was able to add a name block along with the year it was made to both Asher and Bentley’s quilts.
In the past I have always hand-quilted or had my quilts machine quilted by someone else. Since I had a new sewing machine I thought I would try my hand at machine quilting these quilts for the boys. It was easier than I thought it would be and it went very quickly since I only used straight line quilting for my first attempt. Not sure I would be brave enough to do it on a full size quilt yet but it worked great for these crib size quilts.
I have been thinking about what my next quilt will be and am thinking about making one for Dave and I, it has been a long time since I have done that. Now to pick a pattern and maybe make another trip to Missouri Start Quilt Company (yea!!!!).