Thursday, January 21, 2010

Quilting, a new love found in 2009

As many of you know I picked up piece quilting this past year.  It is something I absolutely LOVE!  I'm afraid it might be one of those things my husband is scared of now : ).  Quilting isn't necessarily the cheapest, fastest, or easiest hobby I could have picked up.  And I started young!  Who knew you didn't have to be old and a grandma before quilting was even thought of?!

  I often have to answer Doug's question, "Well, why don't you finish this one first?"  Yep.  I admit I get a little OCD, its from my mother.  Once I decide to do one for someone I have to start it, even if I'm already working on several other projects.  Needless to say I'm a little head-over-heels when it comes to spending hours with some fabric and my sewing machine.

So here are some pictures of quilts I made in 2009:

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This one I made for my brother Bryce and his wife Sonya.  It was my wedding gift to them.  It was my first real piece quilt and turned out so great!

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This was a quick rag quilt for a baby shower I went to.  So fun, cute, and super fast!

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This was one for my sister-in-law Becca and her husband Craig.  It was also a wedding gift.  It made great memories that won't be forgotten by anyone in the Hansen family.  Everyone put a stitch in somewhere!

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This one I made for my sister-in-law Leslie.  It was a Christmas gift which still needs to be quilted! (anytime Leslie, anytime!)

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This one I made for my Mother-in-law Cheryl.  It was so beautiful when I saw it online as a quilt block pattern, I just couldn't pass.  It was a Christmas gift, which also needs to be quilted : )

I had so much fun last year that I started early this year.  I am making my mom a quilt for her new office/guest bedroom.  They painted and have all new decor so she needs something new that will match.  My camera died and so I don't have pictures of it. I will post when I get some.

I am also working on a crib set for my sister-in-law Rachel.  We are so excited for them and I'm absolutely loving making this!  I've decided not to post any pictures because I don't want to spoil it.  I will post them when the whole thing is finished!


Richelle said...

They are so great, Jessica. I know mom LOVED hers. You do a good job!

Rachelle said...

I want to learn how to quilt. You are really talented, and pretty fabric is always fun to look at.

Leslie said...

I'm ready Jessica! Tell me what I need to get. You just tell me when and I'm good to go!!! And yes...I love mine too!!! :)

Rach said...

Jess I didn't realize how many you have done! you are amazing! I'm so excited for my crib set! you are so sweet! you've done so many for other people now you need to do one for yourself!

The land of Vegas said...

WOW! You are just going to town. I love quilting but have never gotten as fancy as you. Beautiful job.

Lindsay & Christopher Driscoll said...

Those look great! When I have my next baby will you make me one?? :) Don't worry, it won't be for a few more years. haha