Category Archives: Quilts
We are getting ready to sprinkle Rochelle as her due date for baby Eli is fast approaching. Although we are giving her a ton of things for the baby, I thought that it would be nice to give her something just for her. I had asked her what her favorite colors are and she said pink and teal. I picked this pattern because it is simple and looks great when you only have two main colors.
I decided to surprise Jenni with her quilt. Dad knew that I was going to make her one too, so he suggested that I make it in blue’s and brown’s because those are two of her favorites. So that is what I did! The quilt pattern is friendship braid, with a freehand quilt style. Her quilt isn’t all that large, more of a lap quilt since she likes to lay on the couch. Hope she likes it!…
Back on November, I asked Dad what colors he wanted in his quilt and he quickly says, “Black and Yellow, from my alma mater St. Olaf”. Ok. So I thought and thought about what pattern to use and I finally decided on this one. I was trying to stay away from anything that had stripes because I didn’t want it to look like a bumble bee. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it or not when all was said and done, but I actually do! I think it came out quite beautiful and I love the swirl quilting pattern that I put in it… Hope he loves it too!
For Christmas this year I decided to make mom a couple of throw pillows for her couch. I originally saw this pattern on Pinterest and since then I have seen it in several other places as well. It is beautiful and can be done several different ways, but I liked these colors and I hope that she does too… 🙂
Earlier in the year, Davy asked me when I was going to make him a quilt. I didn’t think he was really serious about it except that he then asked me several more times throughout the summer and the fall. So, I decided to make him one for his birthday. The next question was what pattern would I do? After weeks of looking at patterns and thinking about the colors, Davy and I were shopping for some fall fabric when he asked me if he could pick out some fabrics for his quilt. It then became a hodge podge of colors and patterns and that’s when it hit me….I’ll make it the same as Andy’s! One day I will make Matty a quilt too and I love knowing that all three, although different colors, will still look the same. The fabric’s that I used were ones that he picked out, I picked out, a few from Andy’s quilt that I made as a wedding gift 10 years ago, and even a crib sheet of his that has sharks on it. It shouldn’t be surprising that he picked the green backing, but I did pick the star quilting pattern. He loved his quilt and that makes my heart melt.