Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Seven Quilts for Seven Grandchildren

This year my challenge and pleasure was to make a quilt for each of our grandchildren as a Christmas gift. And the task was accomplished!
I made the fronts and the backs and Nancy Birger did all the quilting on all seven quilts - one right after another which is a HUGE favor. Most quilters don't have the inclination - and usually the time to do that kind of thing. I know that Nancy put a number of quilt customers off till January just to help me out. The other customers quilts were not Christmas
So here they are for you to take a look:
Christmas Quilt 2014 - Ryan's.pngBow and arrow time.jpg
Ryan Charles - 14 years
Ryan is the oldest of the "tribe" and has leadership qualities. 
I thought this quilt looked quite tribal.
Christmas Quilt - Isabel #3.pngIzy 2.jpg
Isabel Rose (Izi) - 13 years
Izi loves to be cozy and values her family history - so she got a very special quilt.
Twenty five years ago our daughter Carolyn wanted to have us make a quilt together. She was off to college with no sewing machine so we put all these pieces together BY HAND STITCHING. It was put away for those 25 years for various reasons. After making final touches and making the back for this one, it finally made it's debut as Isi's gift.
Christmas Quilt - Cepeda.pngHighland Fest 2013.jpg
Cepeda Rose - 10 years
Cepeda is into a huge variety of artistic endeavors so her quilt is made with many colors of hand dyed and hand printed fabric.
September 2014 at the cottage.jpg 
Zachary Mark - 9 years
Zach is our brave and lovable grandson so his quilt pictures a variety of wolves howling at the moon. The wolves are printed on a soft-to-the-touch flannel.
Christmas Quilt - Savannah.jpgSeptember 2014 with hair by Auntie Dee.jpg
Savannah Rose - 8 years
Savannah is our puzzler and reader. This quilt has several squares with news articles written by and about cats (cute). The border is one Sudoku after another. 
Christmas Quilt - Lily.jpgBirthday 2014 at the cottage #2.jpg
Lily Michelle - 7 years
Lily is a little lady and loves all the things that go with that.
She loves pink and pink she got!
Christmas Quilt 2014 - Frankie.jpgFrankie got her haircut August 2013.jpg
Francesca Simone (Frankie) - 6 years
Frankie completes the tribe with her amazing wit and colorful personality. She got the Road Walkers quilt with the main center design from a pattern by my cousin Arlene Walsh.

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