Friday, February 26, 2010

Quilting

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.



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13 comments:

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!!

lostbutf0und 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.

Francine
http://jotgiveaways.blogspot.com

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:
http://www.couponclippinmommy.com/

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

wovenbywords dot blogspot dot com

Nan said...

t very beautiful,

Simply Stacie said...

Following you now from FFF on MBC!!

http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/

~J 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!