Monday, November 5, 2012

Christmas Quilts

I'm excited to say that I finished the quilts for my children today!  I worked all day today sewing the binding on them--sore fingers and all.  It has been a while since I have done that, and 3 in one day took longer than I imagined.  I'm really happy with the results.  This is a double slice layer cake quilt.  I blogged about it here when I completed the first quilt top.



I love how they brighten up our living room.

I also let my children decorate the backside of their quilts with fabric markers.

We pulled out our Christmas stencils, which came in handy for this project.




Thanks for visiting my blog!

Shirley

8 comments:

  1. They look great! I like the tiny white border and what an awesome idea to let the kids decorate the back!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! They got to snuggle on the couch tonight with them watching Polar Express. You can tell we are already getting into the Christmas season. :)

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  2. No wonder you are pleased with the quilts, Shirley. They look fabulous!!! You've co-ordinated the fabrics beautifully. How special that you let the kids decorate the backs. That's a memory they'll cherish.

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    1. Thanks Pam! My kids love them, especially since they were able to decorate the backs. It was fun watching their excitement build till I got to the point where they could put their markers to use on them!

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  3. Lovely job! These are so pretty. I adore the backings, and how the children decorated them...These are true family heirlooms that they will cherish always! :-) I still have my quilt from when I was a baby. It is one of my most cherished possessions. :-)

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    1. Amy, thanks for sharing that! I love to hear that you still have your baby quilt. I made each of my children a quilt when they were born. I have their names and dates of birth appliqued on the borders. I hope that they have theirs always too.

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  4. I love your Christmas quilts Shirley, and the way your children decorate them is pretty cool! Very good idea :)
    I love the bright colors on quilts. Looks fantastic!

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    1. Thank you Hanki! I love turning things into a craft opportunity for my children. In this modern and technological age we live in, I want to teach them the importance of "making" things by hand. You never know how long a quilt is going to last and where it may turn up years and years from now. Little quilts can become a part of a family history, even if it's just hand drawn little Santas and elves. :)

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