Friday, January 6, 2012

Baby Quilts

I love making baby quilts. I actually love it when babies are born. There's nothing like holding a new born baby in your arms. I've been blessed to have this honor with my son and my six grandchildren.

This is Wyatt's quilt. Wyatt is the grandson of a friend of ours, David. David has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this young fella for a number of weeks. He arrived the week after Christmas.

The fabric is called Meadow Friends. It has bugs, dragonflies, and frogs on it. I thought it would be cute for a boy. The border will be orange and white. Mom (David's daughter) is a Clemson alumni.

The quilt is a tumbler pattern that I cut out using my Accuquilt cutter for the first time. It made short work of the task. I'm going to have to use it for some more quilts. It's the cat's meow.

Would you arrange the blocks any differently?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Cooper's Quilt

For naming this blog "Geema Sews," I haven't really had many postings about sewing. My New Year's Resolution is to complete quilts this year and post about them. I have eight quilts in progress. They are my 2012 UFO's. I have two retreats scheduled for this year. My goal is to complete them all.

This is Cooper's quilt. Cooper is our neighbor's little boy. His daddy built my sewing studio. Cooper's first name is Joseph, same as my husband. This family has two little girls (Stella and Brooke) and this little boy completes their family.

The quilt is pieced with appliques for the train cars. It is a FabriQuilt so it has chenille strips on each of the appliques. It will give Cooper something fuzzy to touch. I free-hand quilted it with red thread in meandering loops.

In keeping with the theme of the family, the backing is Georgia Bulldogs fabric. We love the Dawgs on Bank Street. It has a fun black and red dotted binding.

In with the UFOs and retreats, I'll have to build in time to make quilts for the older sisters.