Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Flannel Quilts for All

So, we are almost ready for Christmas.  Stockings are hung, tree up, quilts all made, oh and when I say made, I mean made!

I think this has been my most productive year that I had quilring.  Last January I decided to make each of our neices and nephew's children, on my husbands side, a flannel quilt.  At that time was a total of 12 quilts.

My first 3 quilts were for sisters.  So I decided to make them the same design, all snowmen, just different colors.

First one was "Blue"  for the youngest of the sisters, Angelina.

Then I made one green, for the oldest sister, Noel.

Last but not least was a red one for the middle sister Gracie.  They were all quilted in an all over stipple patters

My next 2 were also for sisters.  I wanted to do something different, but yet keep them alike.  So I came up with this pattern.  

The top, pink backing, for Bella and the bottom, blue backing for Adriana.  These were both quilted in all over flowers.

Then for their 2 brothers...
I also wanted them alike but yet different.  So I made different patterns with the same fabric.

One has a dark brown binding and one a green binding.
They are Ricko's and Cobie's.
These were quilted in an all over stipple pattern.

HAH!  No problem...I had 7 of the 12 quilts finished in 5 months.  I thought that was good.  At this rate I would be done before      December.    

Yeah, right!

Summer came, my room got built.
(which I am totally excited with)
Field trips with the Guild, made two T-Shirt quilts and a "Delectable Mountain quilt with the guild.
Why, it was September before I know it.  I had to get back on track.

Next was a little boys quilt for Xander.  I found the cutest car and truck flannel.

I did the back of his with the left over fabric and quilted it in an all over stipple pattern

Next were his 2 older brothers.

I did them in Bear, Deer, Elk prints.  First one for Kalub, his has a black binding.

The second for Gavin, his is brown binding.
These 2 were quilted in an all over oak leaf pattern.

Ah, almost done, just 2 more boys to make.
I got the camo fabric with Hummers in.

First one is for Santana

And the second and last was for his little brother Logan.

Ah, I got them all finished right after Thanksgiving.  I was so pleased to be ahead of it all and get them in the mail early.  They were all headed to up state Pennsylvania.

Then we got a call from our niece that had the three girls (the first 3 quilts I made)
She told us how her and her husband were going to become foster parents to a little girl.  They were to get her on the 14th. 


I can't send one to each of the other girls and not her.  Quickly, I dug into my stash.  But got it done!  I made the same design as the others, even found snowmen. 
So, here is hers:

I can proudly say they were mailed and everyone got their quilts yesterday.
(I waited to post thus till they got them, after all that, I still wanted to surprise them all)

(I also made 4 other quilts including a T-shirt quilt, 5 table toppers, pillowcases, a walker tote, a large tote bag and 2 wallhangings.
AND I enjoyed making each)

Yesterday I baked cookies all day!  Today I have a few more batches to make.  Then I can pass my trays around tomorrow.  I will then officially be ready for Christmas.
 (I think!) 
Just have to make my Christmas Turkey.



Joyce Carter said...

Wow! Jane, you have been very productive this year and everything looks sooo cute!Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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