Thursday, October 9, 2008

Blanket Love

Both of my kids love blankets. Fleece blankets, knitted blankets, cotton - it doesn't matter.

Do you think they sleep with enough blankets?

Jacquie was generous enough to send me 2 pieces of sheeting. See, Jessie loves to read blogs. And she saw a quilt that Jacquie had made, and wanted one just like it.

In the hustle and bustle of starting school, soccer, and end of summer, she forgot about it. But I didn't. And last night, I made this quilt top:

It measures 50 1/2" square. I think with cotton batting and either a sheet backing or flannel, it will make a wonderful lap quilt for her for Christmas.

When I cleaned out my sewing/computer room, all my "works in progress" I dumped in a huge rubbermaid tote. That's right, I dumped them in there. Now I'm sorting through, and when I find all the pieces to any one top, I stop what I am doing and work on the top. I figure if I get all the tops done, I can quilt them all later on this fall. So far, it's working - this one is at least in quilt top form. Ummmm.....I think I have 11 more to go.

Now I just need to make a sheet quilt for Tyler out of my sheeting stash:

And that will be 1 present down for Christmas for both of them!


isolada. by design said...

Oooohhh. It's beautiful, the quilt top you made for your daughter, so soft, so sweet. She's going to love it!

Lib said...

Hi kris,
Awwwwwwwww.......How sweet!
Love the quilt, I'm sure Jess will too. What a great idea. A Blanket of Love for a gift. :o)

audreypawdrey said...

The lap quilt is so pretty! I am sure that she will love it when Christmas comes. Good for you for organizing; I am still in the thinking about it stage.:)

Alice Grace said...

That will be a wonderful lapquilt! Great job!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the quilt top!! WIll make a great Christmas gift - such pretty fabric.

trendy georgia said...

Know the feeling about your kids loving quilts. My kids hoard mine, play in them, drag them outside, dress up in them and haul them on their beds.. I think children can never have enough quilts.. Cheers Cherry

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I love the quilt top!

jacquie said...

she's a girl after my own heart loving those little pink flowers. you did a great job. I'm so glad you could use it.

Tammy said...

Hi...visiting from Country Girl at Home...
What a sweet lap quilt!
For awhile now, I've been really wanting to learn to quilt, so perhaps this winter I'll take a class or something!

I'm having a 350th post giveaway, so feel free to stop by!

~Tammy (Lattes and Lollipops)

5 Chicks and a Farmer said...

that's so sweet! KK is a blankie fanatic as well and I have a feeling that I'm making Laney Rae into one as well. We are a house who loves our blankies......what can I say!