Just in time for Thanksgiving, my holiday gift quilts are finished. Earlier this year, I set out to make a quilt for each of my family members, excluding hubby and f-in-law, who always get to use the household quilts. That meant five quilts needed to be made by Christmas, or so I thought, until about a month ago when I learned that my family would be visiting for Thanksgiving this year and not for Christmas. I really needed to pick up the pace and get these wrapped up. I am relieved that I have made the deadline, with three days to spare!
Each quilt measures approximately 60" x 90" and each was made using a flannel sheet for the backing. Some, or parts of some have been shown in previous posts however, all have been re-photographed and are shown below in a recap:
My mother is a quilter and is a little more traditional in her styling than I am. Her quilt is pink and green, and not quite so modern. I know that she will appreciate it.
For my eldest sister:
For a true Pittsburgh sports fan, this quilt is all Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. She'll love it, as will her dog Star, who has been known to snuggle with her on cold winter nights.
For my other sister (the next eldest of we three girls):
A less bold, more subtle snow flake theme. I made this quilt last spring and have patiently kept it under wraps all these months. That was not easy for me to do!
For my b-in-law (recently wed to other sister above):
A traditional, American Civil War themed quilt using all of of two jelly rolls. B-in-law appreciates history and being a Pennsylvanian, there is much local Civil War history to be had nearby.
For my niece (daughter of other sister above):
Multicolored Squares, using turquoise, orange, magenta and gold. My niece lives in Florida and may not need this warm bed covering often, if at all. Perhaps she will return to Pennsylvania, where there are plenty of nights when a flannel backed quilt is much more useful.
I can't wait until Thanksgiving, when we are all together, and I get the chance to distribute the quilts. It is truly rewarding for me to share my craft with my family members as I know how much they appreciate my efforts.
Happy Thanksgiving to you!