Thursday, May 27, 2010

Quiltlet

What is a "quiltlet"? It is a little quilt that is made for a big brother who does not want to give the new baby the quilt made for him!! You might remember that I made a quilt from this fabric and sent it to the my friend's new grandson. The big brother wanted it so I said hold on I will make him a small quilt of his very own. I heard from the young mother today thanking me for the little quilt. She said there was only one problem, big brother wants both!!!




















So much fun to make, dogs, trains and Tarheels on the back.




















The daughter of a very dear friend of mine is graduating from high school and going to North Carolina State University. Such an accomplishment deserves a special quilt.


















I used my beloved Disappearing Nine Patch pattern. The black and red is stunning. My husband saw it and was very complimentary. He rarely says anything about my quilts but he loved this one.



















He also did not approve of the fabric I had chosen for the backing so off to Walmart we went and found this dot fabric and actually he is right. This is perfect.




















This is what is on my design wall. I worked on this last winter, put it aside to get ready to go to my workshop in Texas and now I have brought it back out. My idea is to put it together alternating the dark and light squares and add a fabulous border. Any ideas? Please feel free to make suggestions. I was thinking a spiky border with black and colors. Each square is unique. I am very excited about this one and it might just stay with me.



















Off to the beach this weekend with the family. We are taking the grandsons and the dogs early tomorrow. We are taking them on the "scenic" route to the ferry. It is a short ferry ride but that is always exciting for kids. Having extra folks for dinner Saturday night. It will be fun. Next weekend all the female members of our family are having a beach weekend. I am really thrilled about that.

8 comments:

nanaofnc said...

What a busy lady you are! "Quiltlet" -- ya gotta love it. What size qualifies for a quiltlet? Your color choices are wonderful, and a hubby who helps choose is so sweet. Your design wall quilt is my kind of quilt; love the simplicity of it. Have a fun weekend! xo,

elle said...

Everything is looking great. 'Your' quilt is off to a great start. Would the spikes be different heights?

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

ahhh the beach.....I want the beach..nice....we have some new neighbors that are from Bath, NC..he's a dentist down there, they come up about every other week to their "mountain" home. how cool

Mrs Moen said...

Love the big brother story, it reminds me of daughter and her cousin who ofter wanted to keep each other presents for themselves when they were small. How kind of you to make one for him as well.
Spiky borders sounds cool, but I really like the simple layout as it is too.-)

俊宏 said...

All good things come to an end..............................................

ROZ said...

I agree with your husband! What a fun quilt

whatktmadenext said...

What a great "quiltlet"! I wish the mum the best of luck in trying to separate the big brother from both quilts!

Your black and red quilt is simply stunning! I think this is my fav quilt of yours!

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