Baby Quilts

Good Tuesday afternoon all!  I don’t know about you all but I’ve had better days.  You might remember my last post consisted of a cute picture of my son sporting a splint from breaking his arm.

Well, this morning I made a trip to the ER.  This has been one heck of a vacation.  It looks like I have more back issues that will need to be resolved.  I’m hoping if surgery is required it’s quick like the last time.

Any who…I have some pictures of the quilts I quilted before this nightmare trip to Missouri commenced.  Mom and Gene have twin grandbabies and they turned 3 yesterday.  Mom, Kathy and myself all worked together to create some awesome quilts for their birthday presents.

Mom and Kathy did all the piecing and embroidery and I did the quilting.  And I was forced to bind one of them against my will.  Just kidding.  I did it because I’m so super duper nice.

Quilt number one is for the grandson.

Hopefully you can see my quilting in the pictures.  I stippled in the blocks that have embroidery and did little bubble things in the nine patch blocks.

I stippled the border and quilted the side triangles with one of my favorite things, wavy lines.

A close up

We used a heavy weight fabric for the backing.  I wasn’t sure how it would quilt but it turned out pretty awesome.  I didn’t have any issues with my tension or thread breakage.

Quilt number two is for the granddaughter.  Since they are twins the quilts are similar but there are a few things I did different on hers.

I tried to mimic the flowers in the border fabric with my quilting.  I think it turned out pretty good.

I quilted her embroidered blocks and nine patches the same as his quilt.
I added a flower in each of the four corners of her quilt.  I quilted the side triangles with wavy lines.
Mom decided to add a yellow flange to each quilts border.  It turned out super cute.  If you’ve never added a flange, you should.  I even have a tutorial for that.
As you can see the quilts are similar but unique to each grandbaby.  We gifted them on Sunday and everyone loved them.
I guess we’ll be heading home tomorrow since I’m all broken and falling apart.  The next couple of weeks might be quiet around here if I end up needing surgery.  Fun times.

14 thoughts on “Baby Quilts

  1. Good gravy, Vicki! WTH? I am wishing you a speedy recovery. Back issues are never any fun, let alone on vacation!

    Lovely stitching! Let’s hope you don’t need any. 🙂

  2. So sorry to hear about your back. I’ve been through some troubles with mine and I know how difficult it really is. Wishing you the speediest of recoveries!

    You’re quilts are beautiful! Congratulations on the twins and double congrats on the finish.

  3. I’m so sorry that you are not feeling well. That is not a fun way to spend any time let alone a vacation.
    The quilts are really lovely. You all did a great job. And I love the technical terms you use regarding your quilting…”little bubble things”. Made me laugh! Glad I’m not the only one. Well, after all…what else would you call them??? lmbo
    Feel better.

  4. the quilts are lovely. I love all the top quilting. Really pulls it all together. And the embroidery is super special. These will be cherished quilts. Will be praying for you now as well as your son.

  5. These are just beautiful. Great job quilting and whoever did the embroidery is very talented. I see how it matches the backing. But Vicki, please please please tell me you aren’t the one up in the tree holding the quilt!!!!

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