I am happy to share with you the quilts I gifted to family at Christmas.
It was really hard not to share photos as I sewed away and completed them. We had a lot of family visit at Christmas and really enjoyed seeing everyone. I think everyone loved the little tv blanket quilts I made them. They are all a throw sized quilt with a fleece back and no batting. Light weight but warm enough to cover up while watching tv in the evening.
The tops were made from fabric I have collected (with the exception of one quilt top) and I used my Accuquilt to cut the pieces. I only used 3 dies between all 10 quilts and cutting went really fast using the dies. I didn't follow any pattern except for figuring out the layout on the pinwheel in the center of the green quilt.
For the backing I decided to buy fleece and I caught a great sale of 50% off which really made me happy. I decided to self bind the quilts with the fleece backing. I love how the fleece backing frames the quilt with this self binding technique. Fleece does a lot of fuzz buildup in the bobbin area both during quilting and binding, so I did a lot of cleaning.
The fabric is busy so most of the quilting stitches blends in on them quite a bit. I did a couple of pantographs quilts, but most of them were just free motion meander on my Handi Quilter Avante. I used Omni thread on the top and bottom line in the bobbin.
There are lots of photos in this post, and I hope you take a look at them all. I tried to match the fabrics for the person receiving them and to me that is part of the fun. I love the process of planning and creating the quilt top and see it come to life. You will see I love color and printed patterns.
|This bright quilt comes to life on the longarm.|
|Girl quilt with fun prints|
|This fleece backing with cupcakes was perfect for the quilt.|
|Lots of fun boy fabric prints|
|I love the construction truck fleece I found for this quilt.|
|A quilt for a dog lover and tennis shoes for walking the dogs.|
|I love how this quilt looks completed, so bright and yet dark at the same time.|
|This fleece matches the front perfectly and looks great bound around the edges.|
|Modern and a bit of an eye chart, but I think it works.|
|The fleece is modern and thick and all the gray tones of this quilt work great together.|
|An outdoor themed quilt.|
|I could have gone with a green or tan fleece but blue fits the outdoor theme of sky and water.|
|A boy quilt with baseballs, Starwars and Batman.|
|Perfect for this boy quilt, baseballs on fleece.|
|Quilt corner folded back to show the printed front and blue mottled fleece back.|
|I cut some chevron print fabric in strips to make this arrow border that goes around the quilt.|
Setting the tumbler shapes on their sides with a kind of positive negative print pattern makes
this feel modern and different than any other tumbler quilt I have made.
|Such a fun quilt to make with all the bright pieces.|
The bright orange inner border breaks up the zillion little print pieces.
|Cute dog fleece print goes great with the top.|
|Fun faux fur minky fabric made this the softest quilt of the bunch.|
|I love purple and lavender.|
|Pretty fleece backing like feathers or palms and I was very lucky to find a|
fleece with colors that matches the fabric on the front. There were not many greens
available in fleece.
|The pinwheel in the center doesn't show up as well in the photo as in person.|
|A fun pile of the completed quilts.|
I hope you enjoyed looking at my quilts, I really enjoyed making them.