The very first quilt I've made. This quilt holds all the love, hope I had in my heart and my mind as I was sewing while my daughter was expecting. One side, the back is a fleece fabric with a Christmas spirit. The front is made of symbols. The flags and guards for my husbands country. The center panel, the road connecting family members (and it could be used as a playmat). The 4 pictures are photos printed on fleece fabric. Photos of our family members. The persons who love the little boy to be born; his mum, his grandparents (my husband and I), his great grandparents (my parents) and his great great grandmother (my grandmother, with my daughter when she was 10 years-old). A way for me to give him a reminder of the fact he is loved and always will be.
I'm not sure if my mother made this or someone else did, like another family member? It has somehow become in my possession. It's falling apart in spots. I just wanted to share a picture of something in the older style of pattern. Never know? Maybe someone is looking for a new and different look, style or a challenge? The "batting" is disintegrating in spots, it feels like beads in the corners or wadded up newspaper of sorts. I took a picture of the layers as the binding has worn thin. Take a close look at the fabrics, someone may be able to date this? Enjoy!
This cute little blanket goes to my sister-in-law who is expecting her first baby soon! This is the first time I used a panel in a quilt. I actually quilted the panel and batting together first, then added the minky backing. I left one inch of minky backing around the quilt top and rolled it onto the front for binding. Although my corners are a little pointy, they are at least soft! I also used a zig zag stitch to sew the binding down on the front. Sewing with minky is a little tricky, but worth it!