It occurred to me this week that (a) it is only slightly more than four months until Christmas (!!!!) and (b) I had not yet thought about what I was doing for my grandkids' annual quilts this year (!!!!!!!!). For those of you who may not know, I make each of my three grandkids a quilt for Christmas that reflects in some way what they were like or what they liked that year, with a fun label that tells a little bit about them, their likes, and sometimes something funny they did that year. It serves as kind of a yearbook for them, and I love the thought of their own kids reading the labels someday and learning about their parents when they were little.
So - time to get to work! Emmy was the easiest - at seven, she is a total drama queen this year.
...which are ever so much prettier and "dramatic" in person! This is going to be a fun quilt to make, once I get through the detailed cutting instructions.
Nathanael's quilt took a bit more research. He always loves the color green, but he has several green quilts, so I wanted to do something a little bit different. Then I remembered Penguin...
I guess it pays to hoard black and white fabrics for years and years!
Lilli was a little bit more of a conundrum. She's in her moody tween stage and doesn't seem to like much of anything lately - this picture is pretty indicative of her mood lately....
But - - - she still likes the color blue, and I still like to make her quilts, so I started looking for a pattern that would work with fabrics I had on hand. I looked through my Pinterest boards, and didn't see anything that sparked my fancy - and then I remembered my Wedge Play Workshop book by Christina Cameli! There are a bunch of quilts I want to make in that book, and while I didn't settle on the one I remembered when I thought of the book, I did find one that I loved....
...AND I found beautiful fabrics (after many many changes in the pull) to make it with! I had originally settled on a slightly different array, but when my daughter realized it was for Lilli, she suggested removing the purples (apparently Lilli is NOT fond of purple these days) and adding back in a couple of prints I had pulled out. I'm happy with this pull and think it will be a fun and beautiful quilt!
So - no scrappy sewing, but I am at least playing in my stash and preparing to use up fabric! What have you been working on this week? Are you also getting into Christmas mode?