I decided to make special quilts as wedding gifts for my grandchildren.
That way, if I'm not here on their special day I'll be there in spirit.
Isabelle's brother, Jacob, is 5 and his wedding quilt is Jack's Chain (above). I finished a row this weekend to add to the quilt but still have far to go especially since I'm going to hand quilt it. There's a lot of Y seams in this quilt and I think I'm finally getting the hang of it. My secret is NOT to pin but to sew slowly.
I'm using Kona navy for the hexagons and some bright (and some wild) 3 inch 9 patches - a lot of them are from past swaps.
My other 9 year old granddaughter, Kayla, will get a Pickle Dish. I think this will be an easier assembly than Isabelle's Double Wedding Ring.
I finally got around to paper piecing a few more arches this weekend for her quilt too. I should count how many I have now.
Kayla's quilt will have pink, yellow, orange and aqua arches and the fabric you see them laying on will be the corner fabric for the blocks. I can't decide on a center to use that will connect the arches.