Sunday, January 11, 2015

Quilts for Gifts Part 1

I was a busy little quilter in 2014 !  I decided at the first of the year that I wanted to start sharing/giving/gifting quilts to my family.  

I wanted my family and some of my close friends to have a quilt that I made. 

Here is one of the gifts I made for Christmas 2014! It's the Husband's and I'm so excited with the way it turned out. It's the first quilt I've made him! 



He loves all things Camo.  I. do not. While on one of our trips this summer, I came across this leaf print that reminded me of Camo, and I thought it was a great compromise! 

I made him stay out in the truck while I went on a crazy fabric shopping spree for his quilt!  All these fabrics were bought specifically for his quilt from a great little quilt shop in LaPine, Oregon. 


I used a tan fleece that went on sale at JoAnn's in November and I quilted it on my friends long arm! Me.... All by Myself!... I wanted a wood grain look and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out!  It's not professional quality by any means, but I think it turned out pretty good for my 3rd time or so on a long arm. :) I'm extremely grateful for all my friends help and letting me camp out at her house all day, just before Christmas!  Thank You Jeri! 


I used all the scraps of Orange to piece the binding and I really like it.


It's a big and HEAVY quilt.  I used warm and natural batting too.  And the husband has slept with it every night since he got it. :) 



My goal was to make 1 quilt a month in 2014 for gifts.  I didn't quite make it... but I did gift 7 quilts with 6 of them being made in 2014! AND each of them has a LABEL !!!  Go Me!! LOL  

I'll be sharing the other quilts throughout the rest of the month.... 

Happy Sewing !!!  ooxx`jodi

21 comments:

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

Wonderful compromise! The quilt fabrics, design and quilting are perfect together!
My husband was into camo fabric as well--I made him a pillowcase :-)

Debbie Seton said...

Looks great and I love the quilting pattern :)

Michele T said...

Wow! Beautiful, the quilting is gorgeous!!

Angela said...

Your quilt is amazing! The colors are wonderful and you did a great job on quilting.

Gisela Suski said...

You got this quilt right, it is so wonderful and the colors are happy.

grammajudyb said...

What a great guy's quilt. The colors are awesome and the quilting is just perfect for that woodsy outdoors look. Great job!

Nettie said...

Love the quilt and the "wood grained" quilting design! I have never seen that and you did a great job.
Happy Holidays,
Nettie from Spanish Fork, UT

Lynda said...

Amazing quilt! I'm not a camo fan either but the leaf fabric is perfect. Really love the quilting. I have been gifting quilts to our high school graduate neighbors that I have watched grow up over the years. I NEVER seem to get a label on them. I know I should but I just don't. I know.......I should.

stitchinpenny said...

Wonderful quilt. That is certainly not camo though it is amazing. The hunter's orange vest color tipped me off, but if he is a hunter or even a hiker during hunting season he appreciates the orange.

Quiltingranny said...

What an amazing gift. I have made my hubby 2 quilts, both were accepted with love and awe. Your quilt was fantastic and you did a great job on the long arm!

Sue G Johnson said...

What a beautiful quilt! The quilting looks fabulous!

YankeeQuilter said...

I think your quilting came out great!

Helen L said...

It's a gorgeous, or should I say "handsome" quilt!! Your quilting looks perfect with it too!

Carla said...

This is so great Jodi. I love the look of texture it has. Fabulous quilting!

S Watson said...

WoW! doesn't describe how wonderful this quilt is. Your quilting is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

I am Just One Mom said...

love the camo=non-camo=camo look. Ha! My brother would enjoy these colors, as well. I have always been afraid to make him a quilt as I worried he would use for target practice if it were not masculine looking.

Laura said...

Lovely quilt! I do love the way you made it camo-not-camo, too.

Linda said...

Love your quilt and your blog. Did you use batting in the quilt and is the batting easy to quilt through? I have put flannel on the back of quilts but not fleece, although I have wondered about using fleece.

reddoorquilts.com said...

Colors and qulting are perfect! What a great pattern to pull it all together- I especially like the woodgrain machine quilting. Kudos to you on creating such a beautiful quilt!

Hugs, Jo :)

Kelly O. said...

I love love love the quilting!!
Speaking of Christmas gifts I think it's high time I say thank you for the little bundle of goodies my mom brought to me over Christmas! You are the best! I have been reluctant to email my heartfelt thanks because I have been sewing up a storm with that awesome charm pack and I'm nearly done the top, just need to photograph it! Expect to hear from me shortly! :)

Des said...

Whoa! That is such a great husband quilt!! I love the compromise. My husband sleeps w/ a quilt every night and it's time for a redo. It's pretty cool when they love what you make. Love the quilting, love the fleece, love the pattern!!

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