Monday, February 20, 2012

Jill's Quilt

Usually when I make a quilt, I decide on a pattern and then purchase the fabric.  This one I did backwards.  I saw this border fabric and decided I just HAD to make a quilt with it.  I had always wanted to do a border using a border print and this was it.

Fortunately I found this pattern that worked well and then I had to look around for coordinating fabric to go with the border.  I was lucky to find just what I needed.  Here is a close up of one of the squares, the border  and the quilting that I had done by a long-arm quilter.

I have been making quilts for all the grandchildren when they graduate from high school.  Between my husband and myself, we have 15, ranging in age from 27 to 9.  Two of his grandchildren had already graduated when I started this tradition so I had to make it up to them.  I gave both Jillian and Nicholas their quilts this year for Christmas.  That makes eight down.  One will get a quilt this May and then I have a few years before I have to have three done for my triplets.   It's a good thing I love to do this and have a lot of ideas for some I'd like to make.


  1. First of all, you look far, far too young to have grandchildren in their 20s!! You look fabulous, Bobby!
    And Jill's quilt is amazing! It truly is a gorgeous piece of art and I'm sure she'll treasure it! I'm so impressed!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments, Kate. It helps to have a professional portrait for your profile picture. lol I will be posting more quilts, so keep following.

  2. Beautiful quilt Bobby! Love the colors and patterns! I am sure each of the quilts will be a treasured keepsake.