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Heidi's Split Rail for Christmas

Heidi's Split Rail for Christmas

My Mom is simply amazing! She really is. She is learning to quilt alongside me (well with a 2.5 hour distance between us)! When I learned to sew and quilt this year, I decided it would be so much fun to make a quilt for one family member each year to open on Christmas. My wonderful Mom somehow convinced me to make them all one this year! That is just seven quilts, I can do that right? Oh, and then my incredible husband asked about his mother and brother too! Ok, that is just nine quilts.... hmm, can I pull this off? Well, challenge accepted! So, I started looking at fabrics and patterns. I wanted to use jelly rolls because again, this was May of this year, and I only learned to sew a quilt block at the end of March of this year. What patterns to choose though? I started looking through magazines and online and selecting different patterns for each person. Then I decided if I make different patterns but all in "throw" size, they are still going to be different sizes. So, how about each member of the now four households get the same pattern as the other members of their household. Or how about I just make every person the same pattern in very individualized fabrics! So that is what I did. I made everyone a split rail/rail fence quilt in different fabrics that made me think of each of them. This project is my niece Heidi holding her quilt done in Strawberry Jam by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics. Finished Quilt Size: Throw 64" x 72"

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