Friday, February 26, 2010


I have been sewing and quilting for most of my life. My mom is a seamstress and a quilter and has taught me some of the techniques. I have made some clothes but it is not something I really enjoy. I do however really enjoy quilting. I love that I can design my own quilts and make them as small or as big as I want.
When Jaclyn was a baby I went to a quilt fair with my mom and sister-in-laws. Three out of four of us had babies within weeks of each other and the four of us were planning on quilting together. I love quilt fairs they have quilts displayed throughout and there are local quilt and craft shops there as well. I found a bundle of sock monkey fabric that I wanted to make into a quilt for Jaclyn. After bringing the fabric home and picking a pattern I realized I had enough fabric to make at least three quilts.
I then decided to make quilts for all my nephews and niece (I have 5 plus my 2 kids). Since three out of seven were babies I made them all sock monkey quilts. I just customized them for each child. Then I found different transportation fabrics for two of the quilts. Since starting these quilts I have made 5 quilts and bought the fabric for the other two. I now have another nephew and I am still looking for fabric for that quilt and my other sister-in-law is due two weeks. Lots of babies in our family!
So in my "spare" time I will be making 4 other quilts. I have been really enjoying making these quilts for my niece and nephews. I love that they get used and are loved. I love my niece and nephews so much that it makes me happy to see them using their quilts. I will continue making these quilts for all the children that are born into our family!!

Here are the quilts that I made for my kids.



Amanda said...

Wow beautiful quilts. I so want to do this for my next one. I have made crochet blanket for my first two. But have been thinking about teaching myself sewing.

Yes I know Chris from CBC. It is great connecting with other mom's in the same place!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you got some talent there! I wish I was as creative! Keep up the good work. I'll definitely be following you!

Mrs. Sanchez said...

Those are wonderful. I am sure they will grow up with an appreciation for quilting (at least a bit) because of the wonderful ones handmade for them.

I would like to learn more about how to do those arts.


Carolee / Home4ever said...

They are beautiful! You are so talented.

I have tried quilting a few times and just don't seem to have the patience.

Visiting from FFF at MBC

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

Those are wonderful. That is something I have never learned to do. I'm a new follower from MBC. You can find me blogging here:

Veronica said...

Those are beautiful!

Hi Katherine. Welcome to the FFF CLub!

bigguysmama said...

Would love to be able to quilt! What a gift. I have no idea where I'd fit it into my life. ;)

~Mimi from FFF @ MBC

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Anonymous said...

t very beautiful,

Simply Stacie said...

Following you now from FFF on MBC!!

Anonymous said...

Those are gorgeous! You have no idea how much I'd love to be able to do that!

shawn said...

Wow!! You are talented!!! I wish I could sew, crochet or make quilts.
Stoping by from FFF on MBC

Katherine said...

Thanks ladies, I appreciate all the positive feedback. If any of you want to learn and have a sewing machine I could walk you through it. I actually just taught a friend of mine how to sew a quilt like this over the phone and email. :)

Kate said...

Beautiful quilts!

Handmade baby gifts are the best!