Sunday, March 22, 2009

Baby Shower Quilts!

Well, my Step-Son and his wife are expecting our first boy. He will have two big sisters to keep up with! Their baby shower was yesterday and I just have to share the quilts that I made for him. The first one is a 45"x45" quilt out of my father-in-laws pajama's. Grandpa died 17 years ago and I have kept his PJ's to make a boy quilt out of them. I loved my father-in-law. He was one of those men who could fix anything and make anything. The kids are going to use his middle name as one of the names for the baby, so that was the main reason I wanted to make this quilt for our little Boy Rushing. Oh, half of the fabric is from Grandpa's PJ's and the other half is from my stash.

Amanda E (D-I-L) is going to decorate the nursey Sock Monkey style. I knew Moda had a Sock Monkey fabric and when I was in my favorite little quilt shop in Montrose, CA, I found the Sock Monkey fabric! I was able to keep this quilt under wraps to surprise AE with it, hard to do since they live with us. Lucky for me I had a day when I was the only one home and was able to start and finish this one in a day! I'm so thankful for quilt kits and the quilt shop in Montrose!

The back is flannel, and AE loves flannel! By the way, incase I haven't said it before, I adore my D-I-L!
The last quilt I made a couple of years ago when a construction panel came out. I call it "Building on Tradition" since it is a combination of construction vehicles and traditional blocks. My husband is a partner in a commercial HVAC company, so I thought our first grandson should start off right with a construction quilt. Glad we finally got that boy!

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