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.


  1. Love Cooper's quilt! You are so talented and creative! I see you are using your felt wall also! Looks great!

  2. One of the cutest quilts I've seen lately!