Thursday, January 14, 2010

Guest Day Thursday: More Quilts (Teri)

Remember these gorgeous quilts from last Thursday? Well here’s part two! During the last year or so, for their birthdays, the grandkids have all received quilts. Each focused on their favorite theme and was made to fit a twin sized bed. (Please don’t hate me because my in-laws are so awesome!)

If you missed last weeks installment of the quilts, I’ll give a quick recap. My in-laws are amazing quilters. I do have to edit a little from what I told you last week. My father-in-law did all of the hand appliqué on the blocks, and my mother-in-law has done all the piecing of the tops with the exception of my darling son’s, which my father-in-law did the top in it’s entirety. My mother-in-law then HAND quilts each one and binds the edges. Yes I did say they are HAND appliquéd and HAND quilted. Each one takes an enormous amount of time and love. Be sure you click here if you missed last week.

Here are the quilts they made for the grandkids, my kids quilts are the first two.


My daughter loves bright colors and bugs.


My son adores trains, and look at the darling sports balls the train is hauling, he loves any kind of sports ball.


My oldest niece has a beach themed room. Don’t you want to put your swim suit on and go for a dip?


I love the fabrics they picked for my oldest nephews lizard quilt. Aren’t these great reptiles?


My next niece (lizard boy’s twin, how cool is that, another set of twins in my family), LOVES Tinkerbell.


This Ancient Egypt themed quilt was made for my second nephew who is fascinated by this theme. The center panel was cross-stitched by my father-in-law and then my mother in law designed the rest of the top around it.


this darling canine quilt was made for the Pharaoh's sister. I think she will make a great Vet some day, she loves dogs and all animals as well.


This darling Spring themed quilt was made for my youngest niece. She has more of a pastel room than my daughter, and her mom loves frogs. Doesn’t it make you want to get outside?


This one was made for the current baby of the family (although that baby is almost three). He is a fisherman and loves anything fish related. I just think this is the cutest thing ever.

Thank you Mom and Dad for letting me feature your beautiful work. It’s amazing!!! You are both so talented and have put so much work into the homemade gifts that you give all of us. Don’t think your hard work goes unappreciated. I am particularly glad that you took me under your “craft wing” and taught me how to fly. You were the first to encourage me creatively, and I still look to your for inspiration.


Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

Those quilts are amazing! I think I love the dog one best, although the flip flops are pretty darn cute.

Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement on my blog!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tess said...

Oh my the wuilts are gorgeous. And cross stitching too. Wow! Your family is very lucky to have such talented people gifting you with there talents. I love that the quilts are matched to the personality of the receiver. :) Thanks for sharing.