The first one was made for my mother 2 years ago for her birthday. Sorry Mom it's taken so long to finish! I used Mary Johnson's Boxed Squares Pattern. She has a great tutorial here. The brown heart fabric is actually going to be the backing. I just laid the quilt top on it to make sure I made it big enough. I got this material extremely cheap ($2/yd) at Hancocks over a year ago. Actually, all of this came from Hancocks for between $1-$3 a yard! Talk about a bargain, but is still good quality fabric.
Then....I finally got the borders on this next quilt. Back when I started this project, oh say 3 years ago......I ran into a bump when I ran out of one of the fabrics and couldn't do the checkerboard on all four sides. Therefore, I wasn't sure how to finish of the border on all sides so I set it aside.....for 3 years. Bad I know. I finally crashed through my "issue" with not having the same border on all sides and just decided that checkerboard was fine on the top and bottom and plain strips on the sides. I'm dealing and it's going to be ok. I've already put a call into my quilting therapist to talk me down off the ledge! haha I am quite pleased with the results.
This one is for my husband Zack. He and Emma have always had a very special bond and I knew that I wanted to make him a special "Daddy/Daughter" quilt using pictures of them throughout the years, or at least until she was about 6 when this quilt was supposed to be done. I bought him the cutest little book back when Emma was a little baby about Daddys raising daughters and found several little sayings that truly fit their relationship. Somehow I managed to narrowed it down to 11. I love how the grey fabric looks like olives which is HUGE love of both of theirs.
A couple of nights ago I made this special order tag raggie. Love the bright colors. It's basically 4 of the regular sized ones that I've made before. Will be making a couple more to put in the Grapevine store.
Well, that's all I've got for now! Take care!