I know I haven't blogged for quite some time. Hopefully I will do better in 2010 since I want to export everything from this blog into a journal at the end of the year. I will catch up first with some of the quilts I made in '09 for Christmas gifts.
My husband is a hobby winemaker. We make wine from fruit grown on our small acreage - grape, blackberry, pear, raspberry, rhubarb and various combinations. So, for Christmas I made him a lap quilt celebrating wine.
For my youngest son and his girlfriend I made a "holiday quilt" to match the 12 sets of holiday pillowcases I made for them last year. I didn't get a picture of them with it at Christmas.
My oldest son and his girlfriend received an "aquarium windows" quilt. I am not sure if you can tell from the photo, but each square has some kind of fish and the squares are then surrounded by a light blue fabric that looks like bubbles in water. I quilted it with wavy lines. They have several aquariums so thought it was appropriate.
For my daughter and son-in-law I made a "turning twenty" quilt which uses 20 fat quarters. I found novelty fabrics that represent all the hobbies they have - mushroom hunting, fishing, camping, wild berry gathering, hiking, etc. It's a queen size. They had been nagging me for quite some time for a quilt for their bed. Now I wonder what they will nag about! Of course they refused to get into the picture also.
The granddaughters - two of them, aged 5 - each received an "I Spy" quilt in a snowball pattern. One in purple, the other in pink - favorite colors of theirs. We play a more advanced form of "I Spy" - find a vegetable, find something that can be eatend for dessert, find something that rises, find something that lives in a desert.