It's Friday, the LAST ONE BEFORE CHRISTMAS - - - yes, it's finally here! And I'm so happy to say that all my quilt-y gifts are finished - actually early! I hope you'll be able to share some of your crafting, too - so let's get to it!
Let's start with Nathanael's quilt...
Lots of bright colors...
...and a really cute focus print with letters and line drawings of monsters, octopuses, dinosaurs - lots of "boy" things!!
The back is made with a great "I-Spy" strip print - once again, lots of boy things, like cars, space ships, rockets, hippos, airplanes - there's something new to see everywhere you look! And I appliquéd his name on the back, too. Since Nathanael is just now learning his letters, I thought this would be a fun quilt to help him learn new words and a great chance for us to learn some ASL signs together!
Just for fun, I took some pics of Nathanael's quilt on the jungle gym. I like the colors of the climbing footholds with the colors in the quilt!
And one last shot just for fun!
And now for Lilli's quilt! Lilli requested rainbows and princesses this year, so I chose to make a Princess and The Pea quilt. This was a fun quilt to make, with plenty of appliqué to keep me on my toes...
Of course, there was a princess, and I made her to look a lot like Lilli, with pretty blond hair and a nightgown in her favorite color...
...and a pea under the bottom coverlet! (Because you gotta have a pea to make the story work!)
And speaking of the story, I printed out a short version of the story on label fabric and pieced it into the back of the quilt, so she'll always have it!
And then it was time for quilting! Lots of "peas" (pebbling) and some pea pods, too...
...some feathers and swirlies...
I guess I should say lots of peas, swirls and feathers...
...I mean, LOTS AND LOTS of feathers, swirls and peas...
But finally I made it to the end of the quilt! I love graffiti quilting, but boy, it takes a long time!!
And oh, it is so worth it when you see the beautiful texture!!
Take a look at the finished quilt - princesses and rainbows, as requested by Miss Lilli, gray to work in her bedroom as requested by her mom. Think she'll like it?
And for any who are interested, this is what the back looks like - it doesn't show the quilting very well because the print is busy, but it is also rainbow colored and matches most of the colors in the front well. It also has a lot of purple and pink in it, which are Lilli's favorite colors!
And so, all of the annual quilts for the grandkids are finished! (You can see Emmy's quilt on last week's Whoop Whoop post.)
Can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you dance a happy dance?
Share - we want to dance right along with you!
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
Hope to see you there!