Saturday, September 30, 2017
Quilts and family time..................
A couple of posts back I shared that my grandson was born: Marley Ray. I was super keen to get over to Australia to meet the wee man. After a bit of giggling in the schedule I managed to get there.
I had a magic time bathing him and thanks to my daughters expressed milk I fed him too. At 2 weeks old he is super alert and strong! Before I headed over to the very hot temperatures (ranging from 30 - 37 degrees!) I also met my great nephew who was born the same week: Kobe Ray, both cousins share my Dad's name Ray.
Although it was really lovely to see my daughters and one of my sons, granddaughter and of course my grandson I was happy to come home to cooler temperatures! I thought you might like to see the two quilts I made for my grandson and the quilt panel I quilted for my great nephew.
First Marley's two quilts - yes two quilts! My daughter was keen to have woodland critters. So after some searching I found a lovely applique pattern from Shiny Happy World.
I had a lot of fun making this quilt. Machine appliqued and custom quilted in a map contour design and a flange binding and flannel backing.
Look at the cute backing fabric, I thought it was perfect for the theme of the quilt.
Now for Marley's second quilt...........................................
I picked this panel up from The Country Yard and custom quilted it and used the same flannel backing then attached simple binding.....done!
Last but not least the quilt for my great nephew, this is also a panel quilt. My family are prolific at adding to family numbers (Dad now has 15 GREAT grandchildren!) so I like to keep both a boy and girl quilt all ready to go in my gift box!
And more flannel for the backing.....................................
And the Full Quiltmekiwi Binding Service :-)
Now that my feet are back on the ground it's back to work! I shall be back soon with another blog post of some quilts I finished before I went away.