Friday, December 4, 2009

My Ongoing Project - Christmas Quilt

Many of you have asked about how my Christmas quilt is coming along... I thought I would show you... I am about a third of the way done.  I am hoping to have it done so that I can send it off to my grandkids next week, along with one of those recordable books from Hallmark.  "The Night Before Christmas". 

  Even though I can not be there, they can wrap up in the blanket and listen to Vince & I read the book to them.  As you can see my quiliting squares are not completely straight... I never have nor will I say I am an expert seamstress... part of the reason I purchased a machine that sews for me... :-)



Yet I can assure you it is made with all the love I can shove into it.  It is my first quilt to ever make and I figure that my grandkids will be the most forgiving so they will not mind if not all the squares line up just right.  I will be sure and post a picture of the finished project as I am a bit excited about it myself.  I have had loads of fund making it and have learned alot too...

15 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

It's beautiful. It is easy to see all the love that went into it. Your grandkids are going to love it.
Mary

Debra She Who Seeks said...

They can treasure forever all of Grandma's love in their quilt! It's beautiful too!

Terra said...

What a beautiful quilt you are making. The whole family will enjoy and admire it.

OleCrowsNestJournal_Nan said...

Your handmade quilt is really priceless! Your grandchildren will love such a sweet and thoughtful gift!

Rue said...

It's really lovely! I'm sure it's a gift they will treasure for years! And a recording of you reading...I would have loved that as a kid. You are such a great grandma!

Sydnii said...

Very cute!! Quilting is so much fun. I wish I had more time for it. ^_^ Your grandchildren are so lucky.

Lyon said...

Oh, wow! The blanket and the story are a beautiful idea. And who cares if the blocks don't line up perfectly, it will be something that they can hang onto for a long, long time and just that you'd take the time to put a quilt together (it's a huge undertaking after all, I've tried my hand at it!) is impressive.

In other words, you go girl. =)

JoyceAnn said...

Wow ~ that's a wonderful idea for a Christmas gift. The Grands will treasure the quilt forever. I've seen those recordable books from Hallmark advertised on t.v. , may check them out for my Grands too.

~ Beautiful Blessings ~

Iris said...

Awww! It is so sweet of you to do that for your grandchildren, especially when you cannot be there to celebrate with them. Very touching.

I have wanted to make a quilt too, but I have been a little scared to do so. How tough was it? It looks great, I had assumed you did one every year for Christmas!

Dede said...

It is gorgeous and they are going to love it. Wow what a great idea to get one of the books to go with it!

(((HUGS)))

Celia (Head Witch of the Hollow) said...

Hi Janie...guess who?

I love your quilt...how spooky that we're both quilting!!!...at the same time!!!

How'ya doing my "old" friend...?

Don't worry about the squares not being square...you have to remember...anyone can make a square but it takes a real artist to make a not-square-square!

(Like mine!)

girlichef said...

This is so wonderful. I have always "meant" to make a quilt. I even saved old clothes for the purpose for years...but I guess I'm just too lazy. Those clothes all ended up at Goodwill and I am homemade quilt-less (minus the ones my grandma made me years and years ago)! I think if I had a sewing machine, it would actually make a difference though. Your family will cherish this forever.

The Wandering Gardener said...

They have nothing to forgive for. It looks so pretty.

Bridgett said...

It's so beautiful!
And the imperfections are what make it so special.
Your grandkids will love it, no doubt in my mind.

)O(
boo

Juniper said...

I am firmly of the opinion that, the wonkier the lines, the more effort and love your work displays. :-) It's beautiful, and I find it hard to believe it's your first one. I am not crafty at all -- I prefer working with words than working with my hands. I admire your talent and dedication in taking on such a huge project. Your grandkids will love it because it comes from you.

In the spirit of the season, I'm tagging you to play a Christmas (or holiday of your choice) Game. Details on my blog here.

Enjoy!

~Juniper