Friday, January 4, 2013

A Cowboy Kid

 Tanya has our first quilt finish for 2013. This is a baby quilt that she made out of fabric that was given to us (I think most of these were in a bag I got at the November Quilt guild meeting). The front is a simple plus quilt.  The quilt I made for James's Christmas was quite popular. As such we have a few Plus Plus (as Jared keeps calling all of them) quilts in the works for this year.

Here are some close ups of a couple of the Pluses.  We have made fewer baby boy quilts so this is a great addition to our quilt stash.
 The back of the quilt has some cream flannel, which will make it soft and fun for a baby to play with.

 Speaking of babies, our daughter Rebecca has finally started on our Raggedy Ann and Andy.  This first doll is Raggedy Ann, her hair and clothing are not yet done, but she is stuffed and created.  Rebecca is slow, but accurate with her sewing.  I can't wait until they are done.  The plan is for her to be done by Julia's First Birthday so she can get them for her birthday from her sister.  Below is the pattern/material for the dolls.  I got these patterns from one of our followers Mary Jacob of Made With Love by Mary.  I got these back in May and you can read more about it on this post.
Just so you don't think I have been doing nothing the last few days, I am now 16 rows into my Orange/Gray plus quilt.  I designed this out in EQ7.   I think there are 9 rows left?  I have had a lot of fun with this one and can't wait until its done.  Though Jared has been telling me that he wants it.  Maybe I will have to make a "Green" version of this for him?  What goes well as a background to green, any suggestions?

Any way congrats to Tanya, today's finish was her first fully pieced and quilted quilt.  Only help she had was the Binding Fairy did help just a tad.


Amanda said...

Your orange plus quilt looks great! I love the use of negative space on it.

Mike Pearson said...

Love the orange and the cowboy fabric :)

beaquilter said...

love the oragne X quilt, green could go with black..... white may be too much for a boy? then there's red too but that's christmas-y. what about light green Xs and then a dark green for the background?

Elizabeth said...

Tanya, your cowboy plus quilt is so fun. You did a great job and I think it was a nice touch to add flannel to the back! Yay for a finish!

Richard, loving the orange and grey plus quilt. I'd love it if you shared your pattern.

Rebecca, keep up the good work! Accuracy is important, so don't worry if it takes you a little longer. You did a beautiful job on Raggedy Ann.

xo -E

quiltmom anna said...

I have a set of Raggedy Anne and Andy that I made many years ago now(around 30 years I am guessing) They used to make a pattern of them in Butterick or McCalls or Simplicity patterns- not sure which one though I still have the pattern upstairs in my sewing room. A friend had another set of them that she wanted to giveaway and I happily took them off her hands. That set now belongs to my great niece Annabelle who sometimes gets called Annie by her granny. I made Annabelle a baby wrap with Raggedy Anne and Andy fabrics when she was wee. It was great fabric and is well loved by her- She is now just about two.
Have fun making your Raggedy Ann/Andy dolls. What a nice thing for one of your readers to do. Life is often filled with great caring and sharing people out there. Happy New Year to you and yours,

Barbie Mills said...

I am really liking your orange and gray plus quilt, it's coming along great.

Congrats to Tanya on her first quilt finish, that is awesome!

Hope you both had fun and got a lot done at Sewing Saturday.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Yea Tonya and Rebecca! Light blues go really nicely with greens. Just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Your pluses are terrific! Tonya did a great job with the fabric you won, and yours is really interesting, too. Congratulations on a finish, Tonya!

Snowcatcher said...

Congratulations Rebecca and Tanya! Great work. That plus quilt is going to be nice, too, and I think greens would make a terrific one.

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