Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's Christmas! (2004)

When I was at my sister's house for Thanksgiving, I finally managed to get a photograph of a blanket I made for her -- four Christmases ago, already.

Here it is:

Oops, wait. Wrong side. That's me (left) and Niece #3 (right) holding that sucker up, so that Mrs.5000 could take THIS picture:

So. Obviously, it's kind of an old-fashioned and very simple pattern, both chosen to match my sister's aesthetic. This was before I started making scrap & recycle quilts, but a lot of the fabrics here, especially in the nine-patches, is from very old scraps that I had come across. The quilting, which you can't really see here, isn't bad -- this is probably the first quilt where I really tried to make the quilting a decorative element.

I used some of the extra pieces from this project to make a smaller lap blanket as a present for my inlaws:

So, that's that.

Merry Christmas 2004!

And 2008!


Rebel said...

As much as I love some of the new patterns & fabrics out there, I always love a nice traditional nine-patch. It looks great, very cozy. =)

jovaliquilts said...

From the back it looks like your niece is very pleased with her quilt! Have a wonderful Christmas.

Kristen said...

I love the old fashioned quilts you did a great job

Jeri said...

Very nice! Nine-patch quilts are so homey and comforting.

sister jen said...

Goldang my quilt is pretty. I admire it every cold night when I spread it out on the bed, but it's fun to see it in the photo--

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

great colors!!