Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Holiday Projects

I've been hard at work on a few projects for my children. My younger ones will all receive a quilt from me this year. Here's a peek:

For Speed Racer, I found about a yard of each of these construction type fabrics in my storage room. I bought them to make a quilt for Macho Man years ago and it never even saw a pair of scissors. Back then I had more good ideas than follow through. :) I was thankful not to have to buy anything and be able to just start. This is just the quilt top. I bought a twin sized blue top sheet to use as the backing.

This one has been the hardest so far. It's for Creative Genius, he loves to have stuff with him at all times so I think he'll love the pockets I put on it. You should have seen the look on my husband's face when he saw the jeans I cut them out of. They were just missing the backside. I could tell he was thinking, "What are you up to now?!" Anyway, the cowboy fabric here was all left over from other projects so there is really no rhyme or reason to this quilt. I'm anti-mathematical so I hope it works out in the end! I was able to find a few yards of blue flannel cowboy material at Joann's for the backing.This one is for Macho Man. I tried to make it as plain as possible, one side with the camo and the other will just be plain, I bought a tan top sheet to finish it. I wanted it to be more grown-up, if you know what I mean.
This last one is for girly girl. I just love how it turned out. I saw this fabric and knew that it was for her. Sissy helped me find a coordinating material for the back, I think it was perfect.
I'm behind on getting these done - along with the other projects I'm trying to complete but have a hard time finding alone time for. I'm committing to spending every nap time working on them until they are finished.... starting next week. :)


Anonymous said...

Those are wonderful quilts. The children will love them.

You are quite funny, using your nap time for sewing. I have been using my nap times for making Christmas gifts since September. I hope I don't look too haggard:)

Georgiann said...

Great Quilts~
I really like the cupcake one! Lots of work but your kiddos will love the quits for years! Good job Momma!
I go through spurts of quit making...usually when I'm pregnant.

This Christmas I was thinking of making my 6 kiddos flannel pillowcases!? We'll see....the days are going by so quick for me this year!

Peace and Prayers,

Jennifer said...

You can do it! Those pillow cases won't take long at all.

I've actually considered doing the same thing with my left over fabric, we'll see how far I get. I am going to really try to make little matching doll blankets (with the left over fabric) for my youngest three. I think they'd really enjoy that!

Thanks for leaving me a comment, I always enjoy them. :)