Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2 Finishes + 1 Freak Out

I finished these two quilts just in time for Christmas.
First up, my brother-in-law's
Single Guy Quilt!
made from this pattern.

This is seriously one of my all time favorite's!
I suppose I really am a simple gal.
I gush over clean lines and fabulous colors!

For the back I used up my stash of Loulouthi Flannel.
It is the softest, most scrumptious flannel 
that ever ran through my machine.

Next up, a quilt for my Mom...
This quilt was a beast to photograph in it's entirety!
Made using this pattern.

I really loved the herringbone binding.
Navy blue has been calling my name lately!

Since I pulled this quilt right from the dryer and 
immediately wrapped it this is the best picture I snapped of it.
Yes I know it's upside down, argh!

Now my legacy is complete.
If I die walking down the street today every household 
in my family can say that I made them a lovely quilt.
So morbid!

And lastly, I try so hard to keep my distractions
to a minimum because I have a big family who needs me.
I don't really do anything with Instagram, Facebook, yaddee yadda...
because I want to be available.
But every now and then I look up from my sewing machine
(dishes, laundry....pick your poison)
and I see that my kids are growing up at hyper speed.
Sappy but oh so true!

Grandma and B

Just yesterday this kid was running around in a diaper.
Today, he is towering over all of us!
Next year he'll be walking the halls of the high school 
with his size 12 shoes.
He's only 13!
When did this happen???
That's all.

*kona grass, lime, and white. Heath in gray.  Shot cotton in Aegean*
*Kona snow, sand.  Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow assorted.  And some other random pieces that I don't recall *


  1. Loving the flannel backing!! I think your star quilt turned out amazing! I can't believe how tall your son is. Super cute picture of your mom and son:-)

  2. Size 12 at 13 years old?? Wowza. I thought we were going strong at size 8 at 11 years old! Maybe we'll be there too in a few more years....

    Your quilts are gorgeous. I love the clean designs too.

  3. I like clean lines and fab colors too, great binding choice on the single guy quilt...

  4. Absolutely love those 2 quilts. Stunning Lu!
    And great pic of your mum & your son. Time does fly. My baby is in Grade 12 this year - what?!? I swear he was just starting kindy yesterday ;o)

  5. Love your quilts Lou. Enjoy the kiddos as time does fly by. Great picture of our mom and son.

  6. I so miss my 'little' kids. My son is a junior in college now and 6'8" and my daughter is married and lives 1.5 hours away. :( I'd keep em little forever if I could.

  7. I'm already freaking out about my little boy growing up and he's only 10 months old and just starting to walk. I cannot even imagine what it will be like when he's ready for high school!

    Ps--your quilts looks wonderful!

  8. Beautiful quilts and a very handsome son. It's scary when they grow up. The nice thing is you'll still be young when they are all grown up.

  9. Gorgeous quilts and great photo!

  10. These two quilts are so fabulous! I love the colors in both, and like you, I am all over navy blue right now. Everybody else must be hoarding it too, because I'm having a hard time finding fun prints in stock! And what a handsome young man you have there! I'm sure you don't want to hear it, but he looks so much older than 13!

  11. Beautiful quilt... Hope your brother liked it too :) aww, your son is sweet. That is a cute picture I know excite.y what you're saying. My oldest turns 12 tomorrow and the time has legally flown by.

  12. I've been a fan of your work for sometime! I absolutely love your brother-in-laws quilt and would love one for my little boy. How much would it be for you to make one exactly the same in a twin? I can send you an email too if that would be easier.

  13. I find I have fabric that I bought for a little grandson, who is now 15. So the fabric is not suitable, the one you made would be perfect..I can't stand how these angels grow up so fast, and before we know it, they're walking out the door to college...