Friday, December 31, 2010

last big project of 2010

Everyone in our home has a quilt on their bed made by me. :) Several people now in my extended family also have quilts from me now too. :) Last spring our 15 year old nephew came to live with us. It was a VERY hard transition for ME, not him but ME. Greg lived with us from March until mid June then moved back to his dad's. My husband and I knew it was a matter of time when Greg came back, not if Greg came back. Greg came back to live with us at the beginning of October and will be staying with us until he graduates in 2 1/2 years unless things really change at his former home. With all of this being said, I knew if Greg was going to be living in our house, he too needed his own quilt made by me.

This is what I came up with.
He loves it, I love it, I am so happy with how this turned out. I backed the quilt with fleece to make it extra snuggly and warm and it does. :)

I went through all of my stash and started pulling out fabrics with oranges and blues, I think it turned out really well. What I was most happy about with this quilt is my quilting, I made sure to use my walking foot this time and TAKE MY TIME. I have a tendency to rush myself at the end of a project, just want to get it done and zip through the quilting part and have had some big ol' puckers on the front and back for doing so. Not this one, I was so, so happy with it.

Greg's mom passed away last Thanksgiving, he has had for a 16 year old kid a really rough road, but the best thing about Greg? He is a GREAT kid and he is now one of my kids too, I always wanted 3 kids, now I do. :)
(Tutorial for quilt found here)


  1. The quilt is lovely (I will be basting my half-square triangle tomorrow, so great to see yours today), but even more lovely than the quilt is how you've opened your home up to a kid that will turn out great because he had family that loved him as one of their own ... you should be so at peace with yourself this new year ... Happy New Year!

  2. Oh Kristine, I love it!! I remember way back when, that was a goal of have homemade quilts on every bed. Well, I've surpassed that and now I'm needing to update them! I love your colors and the triangle squares. I need 2 new man-ish quilts and this is a great inspiration!!

  3. You are such a great Mom he is lucky to have you!

  4. I love this quilt Kristine! Great quilt for a kid his age. I think what you are doing by having him live with you and calling him yours is really a wonderful thing. Bless you , girl!