Friday, April 6, 2012

only 5 months late

The idea of making quilts for my eight nieces and nephews for their birthdays last year sounded great at the time.  I am way behind and haven't gotten very far on my two 12squared quilts.



This is for Gabe, who is 6.  He loves Star Wars, but I wanted something less specific in theme.  It is based on a stained glass window I saw once and a Garnet Hill quilt (discontinued).  I am tickled that I got to give it to him in person and that he loved it.  I have one more to make for my 2mo niece, Abigail.


Thank goodness for rotary circle cutters!
(the background is navy, not black... terrible photo)


All of my nieces and nephews live about 1500 miles away, so I hope that when they snuggle up under their quilt from Aunt Emily, they know I love them.

13 comments:

  1. Far out! You didn't top stitch by hand did you?! Impressive. Good for you for quilting for each of your nieces and nephews. I just told my sister the other day to stop having kids (I owe her a Christmas stocking for her newest arrival). :)

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  2. So cute! And educational too!

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  3. LOVE IT!!! My 6 year old wants a solar system quilt for his birthday!!!! I'm gonna have to be inspired by yourquilt to make his :) Beautiful work!!!

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  4. Great idea (making each a quilt) I bet they remember their quilt from you 50 years from now.
    Love how this one turned out

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  5. Love it! I expecially love that you quilted the orbits. Perfect!

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  6. Well Auntie Em I have done this for my nieces and nephews too and now THEY are having kids!
    So come on try to keep up because they just keep coming :0).
    Are you hand quilting them all?
    This one is a delightful........now wasn't it worth it when you got to see the happiness on
    his face?

    Happy Sewing

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    1. I've actually machine quilted the others, but since there was no piecing, and I liked the look of the hand-stitched orbits, I did it that way.
      Thanks, Kim! It WAS worth it. ;)

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  7. It always sounds like a good idea at the time...
    This is really cute, I'm sure he will use it for many years to come!

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  8. i love this.....what a perfect little man quilt

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  9. I am so glad that I am not the only one that is late in completeing her projects/gifts for my family...I just finished up a Baby quilt I had started in July of 2011 for my great grandson James, born in Dec. Now I just need to finish one for my great grandaughter Rose. Do you think I can have it for her by next weekend? LOL

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  10. Emily! I did some genealogy and guess what!! I am your long lost niece... It is complicated, so I won't bore you with the details!

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    1. Mardie - what a surprise! And here I thought I was almost caught up. I look forward to seeing you at family reunions! ;)

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