Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Showing off my quilts!

Below are all the quilts I have sewn since last summer! The post before this has the one I made Catie as well. For the life of me I can't find where I uploaded those pics. I love sewing! My sweet Grandmothers have sewn all of their lives and I wanted to carry the tradition on. I could sew for hours. I love putting the pieces together and seeing it come together in the end. As cheezy as it sounds it makes me think of God. How much time he spent in piecing every single stitch that makes us up! And every stitch is important. Good and bad, because without that one single stitch...the piece as a whole would not stay together.

This is the quilt I made for my niece Anya Kate. Anya was named after me. I loved getting to make this for Emily, my sister-n-law and my twin brother, Kent.
Look closely at the pinwheels and buttons I sewed on. This was a big step in my quilting skills!

Izzy was a bridesmaid in my wedding. She is a cousin of Ryan. After trying for many years she was blessed with twin baby girls!

I picked a Noah's Ark theme. I loved this pattern.

This was my first quilt and my favorite. It's probably my favorite because it was my very first quilt, but I also think it is so beautiful. I got to make this for my first niece Libby. Pictured with me is actually my neighbor, Krista. She graciously taught me how to sew. We spent many hours at her house sewing this quilt together and getting to know each other. I've learned a lot more than how to sew. She is an incredible mother and her and her husband's hospitality is humbling. She is such an encouragement as well. She was a fighter for me in prayer when I was counseling all my young mothers through their pregnancies. Many babies have been saved because of their praying. I tear up just thinking about it.

This is the back. I ran out of the yellow material so I put a big ole purple stripe right down the center. I liked it. :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My latest quilt!

I got the opportunity to host a baby shower for one of my dearest friends Catie. This young woman has touched my heart in so many ways. Her little boy Jack is due at the end of August. Here is the quilt I got to make for baby Jack! I LOVED the prints. It was the first "boy" blanket I got to make. I was excited to do that for her.

I love the details. I saw this in a book. It looks a lot easier than it really is. I needed to take a shower after carving out the watermelon. I was drenched in melon juice!

Here I am getting ready to make the first incision.