Friday, September 23, 2011

Rocker in Use

Dominic shares his new Rocker with his friend Handy Manny.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mackenzie's Rocker Cushions and Small Quilt to Match

My daughter and I worked on these together also. 

These pieced backings are a lot more trouble as they are like a puzzle, but I think this one is kind of cute, and it's all leftover flannels so is soft and cuddly.  the cushions are also pretty cushy, 4 layers of fabric and 4 layers of batting.  The seat has a layer of carpet liner to keep it in place, but it gives it a little more cush, too.   I like the feeling that I was able to use bits of this and that to come up with something that is also cute.  It is all leftovers except the cushion fabrics and the quilt front. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Misc. Pictures

My previous co-worker sent me a picture of her daughter with her quilt.  She had some dental surgery and wasn't supposed to lie down, so Laura brought in a chaise lounge, and she looks very cozy in the chaise lounge with her quilt.  Hopefully, it brought her a little comfort along with her ice pack.

We met my son Robert and his son, our grandson, Kevin at Cracker Barrel today, had a nice breakfast, and gave them their quilts.  here is Kevin's on his bed.  They had a fire a while ago, and have an apartment now, but didn't want to replace a lot of stuff, so their beds are on the floor, for now anyway.  My son seems to like it that way, says simple is easy to take care of.  

My son's room with his new quilt.  His wife is out of the area right now, and when she's back, of course he will have a fancier room.    

Today was Dominic's birthday party, and his chair was ready.

He was having a very good time.  

Sometimes it's nice to see the things that you have made and given actually in use and many times you don't get to see them.  This time I was lucky enough to get some pictures, so I thought I'd share.
Also, I'm shamefully behind in answering and acknowledging comments, and I intend to rectify that soon.  I apologize and will catch up.

Another Quickie Strippie

This is for Mackenzie, who will be 2 in December, I don't think she'll have to wait that long for these though.  The teddie bear fabric matches her rocking chair cushions that are in progress, also.  Like Dominics, this will be about 42 by 42 inches.

This is the scrappy flannel back.  It is 'different' but cozy.   Again, piecing the back and the batting take longer each, than the front.  I'll also use scrappy binding.  Again, also, these are extra fun because my daughter and I are making them together for her grandchildren and my great grandchildren.  It is a labor of love with someone I love, so very special.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Finishes for September and 15 Days Left

My Crazy Mom Quilts 36 Patch Quiltalong quilt is finished and will be given to my son, probably this weekend.  I asked him if the flowers would be ok, and he said that since he's a married man it shouldn't be a problem.  Both of these quilts are about 60 by 84 inches. 

This is my grandson Kevin's Turning (Twenty) Twelve.  I figured that if his dad was getting one, so should he.  I thought the light might be better outside, but 'artfully' arranging was out of the question.  Every time I touched them, they fell. 

Here are the backs.  I got a king sized flannel sheet on sale, and added some leftover flannel to it.  That navy flannel shows and picks up everything.  I figure that if they just lay them on the floor, they'll never have to vacuum again, lol.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Small Finish

The little Gator quilt for Dominic is finished.  DD came over last night and after a few suggestions from me began her first free motion quilting.  She went like a house afire, and I told her that her quilt pattern should probably be called 'Slinky', as it reminds me of the children's toy.  It worked, and it is finished, but since she has more quilting to do she figures that she needs a less intensive pattern of quilting, so I'm going to send her some You Tube links to watch.  I think she did well for a first attempt by someone who had previously not given quilting done by herself a thought. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Last Minuter Quilt

This is Dominic.  He will be two soon.

I decided to make a small quilt for Dominic to cover with when he rocks in his new rocking chair.  It's leftover University of Florida Gator fabric, and will be about 42 by 42 inches.

The back was more time consuming to put together than the little top.  Piecing backs is like a puzzle.  I'm hoping that my daughter will be able to make her first attempts at FMQ on this.  She is not really interested in being a quilter, but does plan to do a quilt for Christmas for her stepdaughter.  We need this quilt for Saturday, so I may have to do it myself. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rocking Chairs

My grandson David  is engaged to Dominic's mama, so almost officially Dominic is my DD's GS and my GGS.   Last week we started his rocking chair cushions, and today we finished it.  It is cushy with four layers of batting, and has a square of carpet pad on the bottom to keep him from sliding about.  His new Grandpa will be putting the chair together this week (right now it has no legs or rockers), and his second birthday party is next Saturday, so we are almost ready.   Today we also started the cushions for our little Mackenzie's rocking chair.  We are early as her second birthday isn't until December, but it will just be a bit early.   We also have little Cecilia GG child number three, but she is still too small for a rocking chair.  I'm saving the pattern for next year though. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Kevins Turning Twelve Even Though Hes Seventeen

My son did want my Crazy Mom Quilts 36 patch quilt along quilt, so then I got to thinking.  My grandson Kevin lives with his dad, he's sixteen, and I haven't made him a quilt yet, so I thought one was in order.  I knew it had to be a quick one, so this is a Turning Twenty pattern, I only used twelve fat quarters, so I call it a Turning Twelve.  Original, huh.   They had a fire at their house a while back, so they are living in an apartment, and the furnishings are sparse.  This will brighten things up and keep him warm.   I have a set of king sized flannel sheets ordered in navy blue, and that will be for the backs, so I'm at a standstill for a little while.   This quilt also will finish at about 60 x 84 inches.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Quilts and Pillowcases Received

My nieces three smallest girls with their pillowcases.  The littlest discovered they could be used for clothing, sort of.

Baby Tucker with his new quilt.
DH woke up about 3 am on Tuesday with chest pain, so we made a trip to the ER.  They admitted him, and he was there for 3 days.  He had a TEE echo and the doctor said that everything was looking better.  He still has to have another cardio cath on Tuesday, but if it still looks better his open heart surgery may be postponed indefinitely.  We are certainly hoping for the best, and appreciate all the prayers and good wishes for him.  He came home last night, and is sure enjoying being out of the hospital.  The cardiologist said he wasn't sure why, but the valves seemed to be leaking much less.