Kids Quilts for Holiday Presents
December is pushing hard at my time, but I have several lap quilt TOPS finished and/or waiting for their borders. They will all be quilts for children in the family and presents for others outside the family. I’ve been having so much fun making these quilt tops. Now for the finishing. I will be putting fleece on the back of almost all of the quilts. The one baby quilt may or may not get a fleece backing, I’m also leaning towards flannel.
I saw on Kaye’s Quilting Friends last night how to make faux chenille quilts and it was so beautiful. I may try my hand at that since I bought the tool this past spring. It should make a soft and cuddly baby quilt. I have six quilt tops sewn already. I need another boy quilt. I’ll take pics this weekend.
The baby quilt is a customer request, I do make quilts for profit to a select few customers. Other than that I don’t want to become a production line sewer. It’s fun to challenge myself with customers that leave the design to me, just say it’s a boy or girl and let me create. Oh and I do take in consideration the age, and present room decor if they have a preference. Lots of people are straying away from traditional baby colors and that’s fine by me.
I have never disappointed so far. This new baby in Feb. is a girl, and the chenille will be sweet. I like trying new things.
Rodezzy, Fiber Artist
Edited 12/7/2007 11:10 am ET by rodezzy
Edited 12/7/2007 11:12 am ET by rodezzy
Sounds like you are a busy woman! Your quilts sound precious, and the chenille one is intriguing. Post a pic?
Have a wonderful Christmas, and a great vacation afterward. What a terrific time for a vacation - after all the "getting ready" you can relax and have a good time.
Thank you Josefly, looks like I will be posting pictures after I come back from vacation, would take the pics when I have fleeced the backs, or however I finally choose to finish these quilt tops. Remember, they are just unfinished quilt tops. I figured that if I did all of tops first, it would be quicker than fusing over it all at once. Now, while I'm off this next week I will have plenty of unhurried time to finish the backs. I've done all of the christmas running around I need, I won't have to run out next week. I'll use those hours that I usually work in the office as work hours finishing my christmas gifts.
Thanks for your kind words, I wish you and yours a safe and healthy holiday. Lots of love and family to keep you warm. XOXOXOXO
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