Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gavin's Quilt

I've had this quilt top finished for a while now, but haven't found the time to post up here. Gavin is one of the older brothers of Saben. I mentioned I was making all three boys their own quilts here. His mom gave me a top 5 list of what he liked so I found some fabric that went along with that list. Right now he's into space rockets, aliens, ambulances, police cars and fire trucks among other things. Here's what I came up with:

And of course, we had to personalize it with his name. :) And I'm happy to say I've found a great tutorial on appliques and this time it came out perfect! Slow and steady is the key ;)
Once I start the actual quilting I'm planning on doing a bit of free motion in the white fabric around the letters. Maybe put a cute design or something in a contrasting thread color so it's not so white.

So here's the stats on this quilt:
  • The finished measurements for the top is 35" x 42"
  • The finished size of the squares are 7" x 7" (I cut them 7.5" x 7.5" for a 1/4" seam allowance)
  • The other twin (Logan) will have this same pattern but with different fabrics
  • There won't be a border on either of the twins' quilts. I wanted them slightly different than their younger brother's but still keeping with the overall block pattern.
  • However, I am thinking of making the binding wider on these quilts so you can see more of it

All that's left to do for this quilt is find a great fabric for the back and a coordinating one for the binding. :) I'm still on the hunt for that last perfect fabric for Logan's quilt.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks

Today I am thankful for a number of things, here are just a few:
  • I am eternally thankful that my Lord and Savior has welcomed me back into his open arms, calling me His child once again.
  • I am thankful for my husband, who is my absolute rock.
  • I am thankful that my son is healthy and happy.
  • I am thankful for my family and my husband's family.
  • I am thankful for my friends whom I've known since high school and those whom I've met through the Navy. They have stuck by me through it all and have shown me that distance does not diminish a true friendship.

What are you thankful for today?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Saben's Quilt

One of my best girlfriends had a little boy one week before I had my son. He was born 10 weeks early and he is a fighter. He is extremely intelligent and one day he is going to be a wonderful man, father and husband because of his wonderful mother.

On his first birthday I promised that I would make him a quilt but life got in the way and now here we are, roughly 4 months until he (and my baby) are two! So with a little help from Mom, I created a quilt just for him with all of his favorite things on it. I hope they both like it. :)

This is only my second time appliqueing, the corners are still pretty tough on me. But I'm learning so much and getting better with each one. :) Of course, I had to add a few little tags. Mommas like to know how to wash their baby's things so I added a little washing tag and another marking the occasion.

This quilt is a part of theBloggers' Quilt Festival! Check out the others here: