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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I Spy Quilts for the Grands!

 I have been planning these quilts for a while. I almost let time slip away from me so I had to get busy before the grands got too big!
 I did a couple of charm square swaps to get some of the squares, and I bought a few off of Ebay. Plus I added some of my own of scraps that I knew they would recognize.
 It was so much fun watching them open the quilts. It really thrilled my heart when I saw how much they really loved them. They are only lap quilts, but all three kids put them on their beds. Shelby cracks me up with her Christmas lights on the headboard.
 Here are some more pics. I embroidered a tag to sew on the back of each quilt. I wanted them to remember where they came from.  Cayden said he was so glad to have something to remember me by when I go to heaven. (That made me laugh and cry.)
 Shelby said it was nice to have a quilt because sometimes when people die, they wrap them in a quilt. (Literally LOL)
 Eric sleeps with his every night. Sweet boy!
 I did the quilting myself which was mostly in the ditch. I'm not that good at free motion, but I managed enough to quilt around their names. 
 I was pretty pleased with them. My husband asked how I was going to top this next year. I told him I wasn't! 

Thanks for visiting!
 

6 comments:

nonie everythingsewing said...

A lot of work getting those quilts done, I am sure the grands feel very grand indeed having such a special gift.

Nonie

Shirley Ann said...

What a wonderful gift! I love how you put the names on them. A treasure forever.

Kristi said...

What a heirloom--something they will treasure for sure! (I'm a stitch-in-the-ditch girl, too. One of these times I'll learn how to do something fancier, but I think your method was perfect for this project!)

Mosaic Magpie said...

I love the quilts and the reactions to them!

Angela Lee said...

They are all beautiful Shirley! Great job. You get the best Mimi award!!

Sherry said...

Beautiful quilts that your grandchildren will treasure. I have some I spy bra roc squares but have not made plans to use. I would have to gather quite a few more and maybe I could make them for some of our grand kids.