Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Latest finishes

There hasn't been a whole lot of sewing going on around here but I have managed to finish a couple of things. This quilt is for a girl that has worked for my husband for the past two years. She graduated from Auburn and started working for Stacy right away. We have loved having her here. She is quite the Renaissance woman. She loves to make up recipes and is a wonderful cook. She makes her own peanut butter and caramel! She also coached Maddie's basketball team this past spring. Anyway - she is leaving Auburn to go to grad school in Texas - so I thought she deserved a special going away gift. Since Stacy only has one full-time employee - this isn't a dangerous precedence to set!

I found these fabrics at Jo-Ann's over spring break and knew they were the perfect thing to make Cayce a quilt.

Aren't the little trees adorable?

I hate having little scraps of left over fabric and since I am not much of a scrappy quilter, I like to use everything up! I pieced the leftovers into the back with some cream fabric from my stash. And I had just enough of the brown fabric to make the binding.

This next quilt represents the end of an era. I have mentioned before that I have made a baby quilt for every new baby born to someone in our congregation. I have had a very busy six years. This quilt is the THIRD quilt I have made for this family. There is another family I have also made three quilts for. I decided that I can not keep up this pace. I don't have time to do any quilting for me! My new rule is one quilt per family. I can do a gender specific quilt or a gender neutral quilt (so future babies can share). This one is for a baby boy due in September.

Again I decided to use all the leftovers to piece the backing. I love the stripes!

I just went back and counted - I have made, at the very least, 26 baby quilts for people from church in the past six years. That averages out to just over 4 quilts per year. I know there have been more than that but I haven't really kept a list. Things should slow down now with my new rules!


Shasta said...

They are both wonderful quilts. I agree that the one per family limit keeps it more fair.

Lynn Dykstra said...

Very nice finishes--they will bring good thought of you for many years.
I love the fabrics you chose for the first quilt.

jacquie said...

beautiful job, sarah! wow...3 for one family...good idea to change the rules!

ForestJane said...

I love the baby irish chain... the colors in that work so well together. : )

Nines said...

Love ya girl. These quilts are great and I think the one quilt rule is more than fair!

Quirky said...

The colours and patterns in the first quilt work together fantastically. And I can't believe you have been making so many quilts for babies in your congregation - they are really lucky to have you!

Kigwit said...

Gosh I love this quilt (I just clicked over from IBOL). I've seen that tree fabric at JoAnns and it always caught my eye. When I saw your quilt I thought "that's it I MUST buy that fabric." Of course it's gone now doggone it! I'm enjoying your blog!