Friday, December 27, 2013

Finally the Quilts!

I can finally show you what I've had to 
hide for months now that family 
 wanted to be friends on Facebook!
Since the blog feeds to FB, I couldn't show anything
that I have been making!

 This is Becky's (my daughter) quilt, 
all owls to match her decor.
Taylor (my granddaughter) was on my advisory
team as to which owls to select.
She did a great job, didn't breath a word.
I was rushing to bind it but Becky kept showing up
so I had to quickly hide it and make sure she 
didn't walk into her old room!

This was my first attempt at Free Motion quilting.
It is  more difficult than it looks
and I have now learned some tips and tricks that 
should make it easier next time.

This is my mom's quilt, 
the colors match the table runner I made for her earlier.
I had this done way before she arrived for the week
so it was safely tucked away until Christmas morning.

This is the back of Becky's
again, all owls.

This is my mom's.
The green is perfect for her house.

I've been unusually cold this week so 
I broke out my Winter quilt, 
even without the binding
which is what I'll be doing this week!

This is the back of it.
I did not quilt this, only pieced it.
I had the long arm quilter do it as I was running out of time.
 It may be difficult to see but there is a 
Christmas Tree and Star motif.

I've been busy with company this week so far
behind in posting.  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.


LindaG said...

I don't know. All those quilts look pretty difficult to me.
Your daughter did a great job, too.

We had a good, quiet Christmas.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Manny said...

Very nice. They also look cozy and warm. :)

Lady Locust said...

Wow, you were busy. Very fun.

Gorges Smythe said...

Very pretty. My grandmothers and great aunt used to quilt.

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

they turned out wonderful! I know your Mom and daughter were so happy to get these from you.
Stay warm my friend...
we'll catch up soon!

Melanie said...

Admiring your work Kathy! Wishing I had that talent, your quilts are lovely! You have given your family amazing gifts that will become more valuable each year!

Lisa said...

Beautiful!!!!!! Love seeing them all laid out. What precious gifts and great memories you have shared.

Have a happy new year friend!


Yahoobuckaroo's Blog said...

But are they soft? All the quilts we had as kids in the 60s were soft and cool to the touch. It seems like a lot of the ones now aren't soft at all and have some kind of filler inside that makes them too warm to sleep with.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

There are lots of different batting (filler) types that you can choose. For my mom I chose a very light batting because she lives in southern Arkansas and it doesn't really get too cold, comparatively. It ices but if there is snow, the town shuts down. For Becky, she has a light batting too because she tends to be cold but also keeps her heat up. For the quilt I made for me, I used a heavier batting because we keep the house at 65 or so and it is cold. These quilts are more for the couch rather than a bedspread. They will continue to get softer as they are washed.