Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Quilt #2...


I don't intend this blog to turn into a quilting blog, but with as many quilts as I have to make in the next nine months, there will be a lot of lap quilts displayed. I just finished #2. It's for one of my teenage girls who loves pastels. It measures 50" x 62", which is a good size for an adult lap quilt. Technically, Miss G is not our grandchild, but I've never been big on technicalities. When her mom {my former daughter in law who will always be counted as mine} married this teenager's dad, I got three more kiddos to love, so this quilt is for her...


I've used the star pattern for many of the little kid's quilts, but for the bigger quilts I'm using other simple designs. My inspiration for this quilt was this pattern from Victoria Quilted Designs. I had to tweak it to the size I needed, but it's very similar...


I've asked each family member for their favorite color/s and to pick "something they like or an interest of theirs." It's my hope to use those colors and, if possible, their "interest" for the fabric choices in their individual quilts. Miss G said she liked pastels and flowers. Done.


One of my purposes for these quilting projects was to use up some of the stash of fabrics I have. In this case I was able to do that. These fabrics were ones that I used to make the baby quilts a couple of months ago. I even used two different fabrics for the binding. It feels good to use up what I have instead of buying new...


I chose a leaf pattern for the quilting for this quilt. I love it because it because it's simple and goes along with the floral theme...


For the back of the quilt I used a couple of the complimentary fabrics. I love making the back of the quilt as colorful and fun as the front...


I'll be putting the binding on another quilt today, then toward the end of the week I am flying to Florida for some time with family and fun in the sun! So excited to see family and enjoy a special weekend with my eight-year-old grandson who is getting baptized. Life is good, and I'm grateful.


- Suzanne

5 comments:

Reno said...

I am not a quilter but I love seeing your quilts!

Suzanne said...

Reno, I'm not a quilter either! Just fakin' it!

Mia Bahr said...

She is going to LOVE this!!! I'm so stinking excited for the kids to see their quilts ❤

Elizabeth said...

I am not a quilter but always admire the work of others. Keep the photos coming! I love them all!

Elizabeth said...

You're a very good faker!