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Friday, June 28, 2013

Liam's quilt

Another grandchild of Paul. Liam was just born a few weeks ago while I was in Texas but I didn't get to see him before I headed back home. Daddy Willie was in the Air Force, so they decided to do his room in airplanes. I found a pattern on the Internet for some scrappy planes that looks great. Hopefully, I won't have to buy anything but the backing and binding fabric for this one. No picture at all to go with this post. 

This will be the last of my baby quilts for a while. Maybe then I can get started on the big people quilts I have started and promised. Those are the quilts listed on the front page of my blog (I think the list is still there). 

Darling Little Fletcher


Here's a picture of Fletcher when he was born. 
He's a fighter that's for sure. He was born early. My niece, Holly, was having complications with the pregnancy so Fletcher had to arrive before he was ready. That was back in December 2012. He's doing very well now. 
There is a story about his quilt. I had a dream about his quilt. There was a little pirate in the middle with a treasure chest and surrounding the center "panel" were  jewel colored blocks, ie, ruby, emerald, sapphire, etc. Try as I may, I could not find any pirate fabric or even an appliqué pattern that I felt was suitable. Then I bought the May 2013 copy of Popular Quilting and found this pattern. 
It's perfect. I'm going to have to make some modifications in the fabric though. I found all the fabric on the Internet but its just too expensive. I'm going to order what I can from a shop in Sweden and then from there.

* Edited note. I am no longer making this quilt for Fletcher. The fabric was just too expensive and I couldn't figure a way to compromise with plain fabric and retain the pirate theme. I found a really cute quilt to go with The Rainbow Fish, so that's the new choice. Holly wasn't even familiar with the book so a book has been ordered to go along with the quilt. Both Wyatt and Fletcher will enjoy the book. Here's a picture of the quilt. Not sure if there is a pattern or not. 

Westin's quilt

Seems like all of Paul's children are having babies around the same time. BTW, Paul is my big brother. Westin is Paul's grandson, son of Paul's youngest child, Jonathan. I've already chosen the pattern for Westin's quilt. Although Sharlotte decorated his room in camoflouge theme, I did not continue with that idea when I chose this pattern. I try to match quilts to the child in some way. I just saw this pattern while searching and I fell in love with it. I guess it fits Jonathan too and that's what I liked about it. Here's a picture I got off the Internet. 
I've already gotten some of the fabric but can't really get started until I buy the center fabric. 

Lane's quilt

Lane is the son of my niece, Liesl Hudson. Liesl is Paul's oldest daughter and Lane is her second child. He's going to be 1 in a couple of days, so I had better get busy with his quilt. Here's a picture of it from the magazine. 
And here's a picture of the first street block. 
I'm working on another set of street blocks now. I don't like the fussy work involved in zig-zagging the white lane markers to the gray fabric. I'll be happy when these are done. I am making some modifications to the pattern of the quilt. First being that I am making each house different. Second being (I hope) to include some other buildings, ie, school, church, police and fire stations. I haven't found the block patterns yet but I have seen a couple that may work. Then the fun will come when I have to change the street pieces to accommodate the new blocks. Should this not happen, I'll just use the original layout with the different colored houses. 

Caitlyn and Hunter's quilts

I made a whirlwind trip to Texas in June. It should have been for three weeks but my father-in-law died in The Netherlands just a few days after I arrived, so I had to cut my trip short and head back home. I did manage to get Caitlyn's and Hunter's quilts finished and brought them with me.  My nephew, Seumas, was kind enough to drive his mom, girlfriend, Caitlyn and Hunter to Temple on Saturday before I left the next day. Here are the pictures I took of them with their quilts. 
Caitlyn, the butterfly. Cute how the picture turned out. 
Hunter loved his frogs and lay down right away when Lauren put him on it. 
Caitlyn posing on Hunter's quilt. 
Another picture of Hunter on his quilt. 
Hunter's quilt. 
Caitlyn's quilt taken at my house before I left. 

OMG

I haven't posted in over a year. Now I have to think back and wonder why not. Oh well. I guess life just got in the way. I have been busy and will add some pictures soon.