Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Two Quilts to New Owners

Here's my brother Bob and his wife, Paula, on Christmas Day with the 9 patch snowball quilt I made for them. Paula likes things scrappy and is always buying fabric for me. :)


This one started life as a nine patch swap I did with my guild - we were supposed to pick one color, and use a light and a dark of that color to make a set of nine patches. You could bring as many sets as you wanted to swap, so I made a bunch. Here's the best picture I got of the whole top:
I added snowball blocks between the nine patches, to make stars, and connected them with cobblestone blocks, to make it kingsize. The border was made from all the bonus triangles from my snowball blocks. Mary S. in Missouri did the quilting for this quilt.

I also made one for my grandniece, Randi. Here she is with her great grandma, my mom:

I wish I had thought to get her to take the hat off! I think she almost liked the rainbow check fabric I used for the backing more than the front of the quilt. :)

This one started it's quilty life as a one day mystery sponsored by Planet Patchwork, on New Year's Day. If I'd have known what it would look like when done, I might have chosen my fabrics differently, but I think she liked it anyway!

Here's a pic of the whole quilt with borders to show the pattern. This one was twin size, and quilted by Ann-Sewsalot, also from Missouri.

And oh, Ann's just adopted, you ought to go to her blog and see the pix. :)

12 comments:

Ali Honey said...

I think they like it.
Your new header looks great, and your stash is so, so pretty...don't use it up it is pretty just as a pile ( lol )

quiltpixie said...

both quilts seem to have found homes where they will be welll loved and cared for :-)

Darcie...Quilting By Darcie said...

You're so very generous, ForestJane! What a lucky family you have!

jpquilter said...

what beautiful gifts! it is nice when you can give quilts to people who understand the depth of that gift
juliann

Helen in the UK said...

Both quilts are lovely. Particularly impressed with the setting you used for the 9 patches. I have a bunch of 9patches from an online swap ... maybe I could do something similar? :)

Dawn said...

Oh they are wonderful quilts! I bet they bring many happy hours with their new owners!

Shelina said...

Both of your quilts are adorable, and they both look like that they have good new homes.

YankeeQuilter said...

What lucky folks to get such beautiful quilts for Christmas!

Cynthia said...

the two quilts are lovely. I also like the way you have used your 9 patch blocks.

Bonnie said...

Those are mighty wonderful quilts you made for gifts. I hope they appreciate them!
I looked at the pictures of Ann's new dog, Angel. What a sweety!

Mary said...

Both quilts look great and I'm sure they were loved.

Helen said...

Great quilts, Jane. I love both of them. I also love the photo of your stash for the stash quilters ring. I noticed it straight away. I haven't visited for a while 'cos my son has been hogging the 'puter. He will be getting his own in about a month's time. Yipee!

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