Sunday, November 8, 2009

#1 Quilt Top

Quilt top #1 is finished. Thanks to my wonderful husband for helping.

I showed John how to sew the squares together.

He hasn't sewn since he got out of the military 12 years ago. He use to sew all his patches on his uniforms. I think he enjoys sewing these quilts with me. I welcome all his help. And the girls are gonna love the fact that daddy sewed some.


Also thanks to Reeses....tehehe... he is always right by me when I'm sewing.

When not in my lap he is behind me sitting cozy in the chair.

or on the table



Can you tell he is our baby?!


Here is the quilt top all pressed out. I have to buy the fabric for the quilt back. I'm contemplating on a dark or light brown. I hope to have a quilt sandwich by the weekend. For now, on to quilt #2.

18 comments:

Tammy Howard said...

Oh SO pretty! She is going to love it!

Katy said...

How brilliant - I love the material x

Susie said...

It is so beautiful! How nice it is to have a hubby that helps:-)

Bill S. said...

Beautiful quilt. My mother, wife and daughters all quilted or still do. Last week two were finished my home. boy do they take up a lot of room.

Becky said...

I think that is the best part of the gift...is that you and John (and even Reese) helped to make it. Your girls are going to cherise them their whole life!

Jennifer said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the colors, it is so cheery! I thought of you today while I was in JoAnn's fabrics. I was searching for a beginners quilting book and looking at all the jelly-rolls and other fabric selections and I realized I'm as lost as a dog in high weeds. I'm determined though, come January this is one of my resolutions... learn to quilt!

Jennifer said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the colors, it is so cheery! I thought of you today while I was in JoAnn's fabrics. I was searching for a beginners quilting book and looking at all the jelly-rolls and other fabric selections and I realized I'm as lost as a dog in high weeds. I'm determined though, come January this is one of my resolutions... learn to quilt!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful gift of team work from Mom and Pop to the girls. Nell

DysFUNctional Mom said...

It's looking beautiful!
By the way, I thought of you the other day. We were in Walgreens and they have dog beds that are candy-themed, and they had a Reeses one!

heathersister said...

It is beautiful! Go with dark brown.

I don't know who looks cutier, John or Reeses at the machine.

Melody said...

It is beautiful!

Betty said...

It looks so fitting to what your girls will like! I love the vibrant colors. Looks great.
And tell John he´s really sexy looking at the sewing machine... :)haha

Mrsbear said...

So pretty! And how cool is it that your husband can sew and is willing to pitch in? I love it.

April said...

Your girls are going to be so thrilled with those beautiful quilts! Such a treasure of LOVE!

SwizzlestickMama said...

Love it! So colorful!

Julie said...

that is beautiful

Aubrey said...

Gorgeous! The girls are going to love them!

MarciaBrady said...

Betty, those are freakin' awesome!!! Your girls are gonna love them.

And, I so love that John is in there helping too. You gotta a keeper for sure!!

How long does it take you to get one done? I so want to get into quilting.

Those are BEAUTIFUL!