Monday, August 22, 2016

Finally! Mother's Day and Father's Day Quilts

I'm finally able to post the quilts I made for Mother's Day and Father's Day.  We all lead such busy lives and it's hard to catch up with the people you love, no matter how hard you try.
The following quilts were made because of a need to give the people I love a piece of what I love to do: create with fabric.

For the Moms

I made three lap quilts from kits I bought from Craftsy. They are the French General fabrics from Moda. This is such a versatile kit, no matter how you put it together, it looks great.  I'm lucky enough to have 3 moms: Rita, Chari and Janet.  I started making these in February and finished the three in April. I was able to give it to two Moms on Mother's Day, but it took until August to catch up with the other mom. All were so excited to receive these. I hope they will enjoy them for a long time.

We have a beautiful covered bridge in the county I thought would be a good place to take some photos of the quilts.  A number of people stopped by and complimented me on the quilts. 

And One for Dad

He's always put his kids before himself. Whether it be sports, fishing, hunting, etc.. he would teach his boys  the essentials and instill a love of the outdoors and  being active . I hope this quilt  will always remind him how much he means to  his boys. 
I tried to choose what he loves: fishing, golf, and hunting. When he goes south for the winter, I hope this lap quilt will keep him warm on those chilly nights. ( Yes, FLA does have some cold weather) 

I hope each of you love the pieces of me I made for you. Love you all!

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Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilts and I can see how much they love them!

Tracy said...

Thank you Connie. I hope they enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them for them. Thanks for visiting.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Tracy, those are lovely quilts. It looks like everyone loved them!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

How wonderful! The pics of the three quilts on the bridge are adorable, and your family looks like they had so much fun receiving them. You given a piece of who you are to them, and I'm sure they'll cherish their gifts. Thanks so much for sharing on MCM!

Tracy said...

Hi Andree,
Thank you for the kind words about the quilts and for visiting my blog. :)

Tracy said...

Hi Beth,
I think the covered bridge complimented the quilts very nicely. Although the quilts are not vintage or an "old fashioned" design, I like the contrast of geometrics and color against the wood. Thanks so much for your compliments. I'm glad I found MCM. I'll definitely share again.

Louise said...

How neat to see the three "matching" quilts displayed together! You're right, that's a great kit no matter how you put it together. And your Dad's quilt is great, too. I'm sure they will all be well loved :)

Tracy said...

You can't go wrong with these types of quilts, Louise. I can't wait to make more of them in different colors.