blankets for my babies

I finally finished these quilts for my boys. I started them in 2010, but then was afraid of quilting them, so they sat and sat and sat.

So, of course, a few days before Christmas I got this wild idea to finally finish them and give them on Christmas day.

Surprisingly, there was nothing to fear all along. I quilted both blankets in one day. One is done with a large criss-cross pattern and the other is free-motion craziness.  The criss-cross was way quicker, but the free-motion was way more fun.

They are both small, fitting perfectly on top of their bunk beds with no over hang.

They love their new blankets and I am so happy I finished them before they got too big.

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11 Responses to blankets for my babies

  1. Honestly, two years is pretty quick for quilts as lovely and painstakingly crafted as those! Quilts are heirlooms to be treasured and touched and enjoyed for generations to come. The two years you put into them only add to their specialness. They carry a part of your life with them forever. That’s so cool!

  2. Amy O'H. says:

    Beautiful work and lovely keepsakes for your boys!

  3. elsa says:

    Really lovely quilts ~ your boys will love them for a long time!
    I know how you feel about the quilting part ~ I have the same fear and then I do it and it turns out so nice ~ I don’t know why I wait to do things so long.

  4. Mousy Brown says:

    I can’t choose which I love best…both so different and both really beautiful! What a perfect Christmas gift 😀

  5. Holy Toledo, Regina! All that quilting in one day??? You’re amazing! And your boys are very lucky!

  6. Kate D says:

    those are gorgeous

  7. Love this Regina! Good for you tackling the fear of quilting! It is always nerve wracking the first few times quilting, but it is amazing how quickly the quilting becomes the fun part (at least to me it did :)! Love the colors you used on both quilts!

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