Thursday, March 18, 2010

When I was in Moscow conning my non-sewing friends into making qiult blocks for our wedding quilt, I figured I've got the tools here, I should work on another project! Luke and Mark had seemed to have taken a liking to sewing so I got a project we could all work on. A baby quilt for their cousin Stephanie and Mike's baby Eli.
Eli has allready been born but Luke has seen (and held) him on a couple occasions and affectionately calls him a "tank." Luke and Mark sewed together the 9 patches that have lots of cars and little town scenes.
They got pretty good at laying all the pieces out....
and most of their corners match! :)
I then put black sashing in between the blocks, created a back that I might like more than the front,
and then big stich quilted yellow lines in the sashing to make it look like there were roads going between the blocks! I hope he likes to drive his cars on them! Inside the solid blocks I big stitched the shapes of signs.
This quilt was made with lots of love for Eli and I look forward to the day his mom pulls it out and says "It's so worn out, I can't even wash it anymore."

7 comments:

Grandma G said...

Wow... I am sooo impressed! You sure have some super men in your life! The quilt is one any little boy would love!

The "tank" made me laugh. :)

Wish you were here to teach me how to quilt!

The Isaacs said...

Love it! I am so impressed that Luke and his brother are now quilting! They're lucky to have you!

live a colorful life said...

This is so cute. And thanks for the leftover scraps!

Neola said...

It turned out great!! I'm sure they will treasure it. What an amazing gift!

Little Spouse on the Prairie said...

Once again-you a great teacher! Looks like some good students too! After you teach Grandma G, you could come here and teach me some tricks. I do remember you saying that you and Luke will be traveling. There's a PGA tournament course near me! Love, Janice

Katie said...

LOVE the black sashing with the yellow stitching...brilliant! I may copy this idea someday :)

Anonymous said...

What a gift that little Eli and Mom&Dad will treasure. My grandma Nickodemus made my first son a quilt that will keep being passed down for generations.You all did a beautiful job and I am so impressed that you got both Luke and Mark to sew. Thank you so much for all the love that is wrapped in that piece of art. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts...much love to you. Becky(Luke's aunt)