Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Quilts


The River

I made a quilt for each of my sons for Christmas. I was inspired by Mary of Making Scrap Quilts from Stash. She can be found at The patterns that inspired me are and I LOVE  how they turned out. The first one I made ended up smaller than I had wanted but it is still perfect for my son. I ran out of brown fabric and instead of running out to buy more I just called it done. It is made from solid brown and various greens and it just looked so woodsy that I named it Woodland.  I made the second quilt for my youngest son and it is named The River. He wanted a quilt that was made with green fabric but I just had to add some blue. I didn't have enough solid green and the quilt shop didn't have enough in the store so they had to order some. While I was waiting for the green I got all of the other fabric cut and ready to go. I was running out of time but I couldn't start piecing because I needed the green for the center squares. Well once I got the missing fabric I worked like a madwoman and got it all done in time. I am so pleased with both quilts and I think my sons are too (even though for some reason they are not as enthusiastic as I am - go figure!!!!). I quilted them both with a meandering pattern.

For some reason the colours don't really appear as they do in "real-life". I guess that is something that I will have to work on.


Lori said...

They are wonderful quilts! My family doesn't show a lot of enthusiasm for my quilts, but I know they like them.

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