Tuesday, December 20

whole cloth quilting - easy peasy!

I decided to make each of my teenage granddaughters a snuggly quilt for Christmas.
(I'm pretty sure they don't read my blog so I'm safe)
Here are the results:
I went with a fun print on the front and cuddle fabric
for the backs.
I used wool batting - oh. my. goodness.
This is Miss Elli's - it's a Tula Pink "Free Falling" on the front.

I quilted an all-over simple leaves & swirls pattern.
 
 
 
Elli has aqua in her room so I used a solid aqua for binding.
 
 
 
Miss Amy loves pink and wear glasses - perfect fabric!
 
 
She has a white stripe cuddle fabric on the back and solid white binding.
 
 
My friend, Carol - from Montana, jumped on the whole cloth wagon and pieced this lovely king size quilt.
 
 
 
 I can't decide which side I like better - the trees or the tiny floral....
 
 
 That stripe binding is perfect.
 
 
Just an idea for an easy yet wonderful gift.

12 comments:

  1. Those quilts are really SO wonderful. I love each one of them. I think we all get so involved in making pieced quilts, we forget about a simple quilt like that, with your beautiful free motion quilting all over. GREAT quilts, beautiful!!!

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    1. Thank you, Lynne. You're right - we all seem to forget about the beautiful prints out there that don't need to be cut up!

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  2. The magical part of a quilt isn't how many tiny blocks are cut and pieced back together. But rather the amount of love that's stitched right in there! Your granddaughters will love these. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you - I know they will love them.....they are such kind, sweet girls and so grateful for everything! Merry Christmas to you, too.

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  3. I need to do this for my daughter. She's too cheap to turn up her apartment heat and is always complaining about being cold. I bet they're tasty with Minky backing and wool batting! Nicely done! Merry Christmas, Kathy-o!

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    1. It's a perfect gift for your "too cheap" daughter....hahaha! She would love it and it's easy on your pocketbook! Merry Christmas to you, too.

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  4. I think these are lovely! I have been intrigued with doing whole cloth quilts since seeing European eiderdown quilts on a website that were all one gorgeous print. I love the look and, not gonna lie, the almost instant gratification since I'm not someone who can piece together a quilt quickly. Your granddaughters are going to love these! Merry Christmas Kathy and a blessed New Year!

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    1. I keep forgetting how wonderful a whole cloth quilt can be - with all those gorgeous prints out there just waiting to be used! You're right - instant gratification! Merry Christmas to you & your beautiful family, too. xxoo

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  5. Oh Kathy, I love these! They look so cuddly, may have to give them a go!

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    1. Talk about speedy quick and they love them!

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