Monday, October 3, 2011

Quilts for Al and Anna

 Being all caught up on baby quilts this year, I decided to start on sixteenth birthdays.  Allan was the first to turn sixteen - back in August - and he received this quilt.

His mom had made him a quilt very similar to this about ten years ago and it was looking pretty shaggy.  It was fun to see the smile on his face when I gave him this one.  Unfortunately, I didn't think to take a picture.

On Friday my oldest granddaughter, Anna, turned sixteen.    When I was sharing pictures earlier in the year of the baby quilts I've made for grandkids, I couldn't find a picture of Anna's.  I ran across some recently and thought I'd share it with you now.

Such a sweet baby --

who has grown up to be a beautiful young woman.

I sent this quilt to Anna for her sixteenth birthday.  Happy Birthday Anna!

It'll be about 5 years before I have another 16 year old grandchild -- lots of time to plan!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

All Caught Up!

On the monthly UFO Challenges that is. 

The challenge for September was a bin of pink and brown fabrics that were intended to be made into a quilt top.  After digging through the bin and realizing that I had snitched too many of the pink fabrics for other projects, I decided to go with the brown.  I was motivated by the fact that I had committed to make a quilt for my nephew Dan -- pink and brown wouldn't do; it turned out to be a good reason to make a dent in my brown stash.

I used Judy's free pattern "Brown Quilt".  It went together perfectly and I completed the top just minutes before the deadline!

It still needs to be quilted and bound -- all in due time.

This morning, I also managed to finish the last stitches on binding the July UFO Challenge.

This one belongs to Sharyn ---

 but, I do love it and think that, instead of putting it in the mail, I'll hang onto it and enjoy it until she comes to pick it up.

I'm so glad that I joined Judy's challenge this year.  I've completed six quilts, and three quilt tops are ready to be quilted.  Amazing!

Judy picked #5 for October -- just what I was hoping for. It's this bin of 30's fabrics -- a nice change from the darker colors (and larger sizes) of my July and August challenges. 

I'll have fun putting together a baby quilt with these -- I think there's a few log cabin blocks in the bin to get me started!