Saturday, October 22, 2011

More quilts

One of my best girlfriends has 3 little boys, a set of twins and then another that is 1 week older than my son. At her youngest's birthday party I promised I would make her a quilt with anything she wanted on it for him. And I'm just now getting started on it, over a year and a half later. (oi!) Anyways, his favorite things at the moment are balls, dinosaurs, monkeys, and dogs. So here is what I got so far:

The finished size of this quilt will be 36" by 42". The squares are cut 6.5" x 6.5" with a 1/4" seam allowance making them a finished size of 6"x6". There is going to be a 6" border around them but I haven't decided on the fabric for that. I'm having a really hard time finding something that goes well with the rest of the fabrics! I bought this monkey fabric for the back of the quilt:

She also asked me to make her twins quilts for Christmas in a similar design with their favorite things. So the twins quilts will be almost the same size (35" x 42" - 1 inch shorter) but theirs won't have the border. Instead they will have squares that are 7"x7". All three quilts will have the boys' names on them too, so they can each find their own. So I've been keeping busy lately, and I haven't even started on my family's Christmas gifts. Phew, this holiday season is going to be packed!

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