Monday, October 12, 2009

Down Memory Lane---Quilts for Michael ---

A while ago I went down memory lane, remembering the quilts I made for Christopher. I am going to do the same thing for Michael's quilts today.

For the first one, I used a pattern by The Ginger Cookie Company called "X's". I fell in love with the design! I used my scrap pieces for most of the parts. The hardest part was hand quilting it in the areas with seams, it was very hard to quilt. So, if I ever decide to make this quilt again, I would machine quilt it for sure.

The second quilt is my original design. I just drew things that I thought future Michael would like. I also included his initials too. This quilt holds special memories for me. I held him and we pointed out all the things on the quilt and he smiled and giggled while we did that.

I guess somethings are so precious that you will never forget.

The Third one is his circus quilt. I found the design in one of the embroidery books and designed the wall hanging for it. I wanted to do an American Flag theme room for the boys in the future and thought that this might be a good decore on the wall. When I look at it now, I think the animal rights group may not like this though...

And of couse, I did this flannel throw for Michael too. He uses it all the time.

Sometimes I make quilts to put in a show or just to hang it on the wall. I also make quilts that are meant be used. I feel warm and fuzzy when my loved ones are wrapped in the quilts I have made. I feel like I am giving them secret hugs.

In the near future, I will take you down memory lane for Rachel's quilts.

Thank you for coming down memory lane with me!


  1. Each one is so sweet! Thanks for sharing! I love the first one with the "x" design! And of course the one you designed is such a treasure!

  2. You definitely make me want to quilt. Where did you get the flannel fabric? I just love the colors! Jackie

  3. Empty Nest Full Life,

    It was a while ago, so I don't remeber exactly where I got the cowboy flannel, but it was in one of the local quilt stores here in Utah.

  4. I found you through Kimba at A Soft Place to Land.

    Love these quilts!! So great!!

    Are you on twitter?

    Have a blessed week!

  5. How cool that you made Memory Lane pages for each of your children. I just love the quilts you've made for them so far. :)


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