Quilt Gifts for Nieces

One of my two deadline quilts were completed before heading out on our beach vacation.  The other one was the Perfect Puddles Quilt which I forgave myself for not finishing, as it was just not possible.  Here is a quick picture of the Diagonal Square Quilt that I did finish, which maybe is better named Retro Steps:

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In each square I quilted a different free motion quilt pattern.  For the background quilting on white, I used this never-ending rainbow design, and within each solid square I quilted a flower.  It was a truly fun quilt to make, although it was finished in a hurry.  One of these days I’ll take my time on something!

This quilt was given to my oldest niece, who just ‘graduated’ from 8th grade, assisted here by my girls at on our family vacation this past week.  Hopefully she can put it to good use!

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I also gifted a quilt to my second oldest niece (there are a gaggle of nieces and nephews).  The goal is to eventually give each a quilt, though I have realized it will never be all at once.  This quilt I finished several months ago, and is made from the same quilt top of wonky purple squares that I used for my ‘purple’ daughter’s minky quilt.

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I only had a chance to snap a couple pictures of this quilt.  It is actually my first attempt at a quiltalow, or a quillow,  whichever term you prefer for a quilt that tucks into a pillow.  This quilt is so wrinkled because it has been tucked into the pillow pocket on the back since completion.

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Once again, I had a blast quilting this quilt, with a daisy meander on the background, straight lines and a flat meander on the crosses.  I  included ghost blocks on the bottom, which is a technique that I will have to explore more in the future.

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I am always nervous giving a quilt to someone, especially younglings, hoping that they will appreciate it, or at least have some clue as to what goes into making a quilt.  These both were well received, and I couldn’t be happier!

Have you had positive experiences gifting to family and friends?

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  • Reply Anne August 3, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Lucky nieces and nephews to be getting such special gifts. Josi I’m so impressed with how you have jumped right in and taken to the whole process. I still struggle to motivate and do the quilting part. Just look all the great stuff you’ve made.

  • Reply Deb Chimes August 4, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Your niece looks very happy with her quilt – and rightly so! I love the pattern and the colours you chose.
    I don’t think non-sewers understand how much time and effort goes into a quilt (I certainly wasn’t before I began quilting!) Most of my creations so far have been gifted to my children and other “crafty” family members. I’m unsure whether my non-crafty family & friends would appreciate my efforts (although I’d hope they would).

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