Quilts and Items for Grandchildren
front of crib sized quilt
Grandma and Lexi on back of crib sized quilt
detail of back
Continually under construction!
flannel, hand quilted, double Irish chain
toy stuffed block
flannel receiving blanket and matching block
Grandma and Dean
newborn, one month early
7 months old and growing fast!
2nd birthday party
Alexis "Lexi" was our first grandchild.  She was born February 27, 2003.
Amelia was our second granddaughter.  She was born September 1, 2003.
Dean was our first grandson.  He was born June 22, 2004.
flannel receiving blanket
18 months, G'ma visits
8 months old with Grandma
When our granddaughter, Amelia, got a 'big girl' bed, I had fun making a strip quilt with appliqued flower/garden theme pieces.  Making my own patterns for the butterfly, dragonfly and flowers allowed for much creativity and resulted in a very unique quilt.  I machine quilted a leaf pattern on the background.  Each flower and appliqued piece was machine stitched/quilted in one process.
We presented it to her November 2006 when we went to Portland for a visit.
Gabriel George Greenfield Arms was our second grandson.  He was born January 26, 2008.
Of course when Gabriel gets his quilt, Amelia will need a quilt for her dolls.  Below is her doll quilt.
To quilt the name, date and multiple "G" quilting pattern, I used the Porky font, enlarged it to 200 and made it in the outline format.  After printing it onto paper I pinned the paper to the quilt and just did freehand machine quilting along the print lines.  Afterward, tearing off the paper and trimming around the name and date.
As Gabriel grew out of his crib and toddler beds, he needed a twin size quilt so I made the one below.
After a year or so, he needed a 'summer quilt' (no batting) and I was happy to oblige :).
Jennifer Sampou's pattern, "Octagon Shimmer" was one I wanted to make, so when Amelia had her room repainted and needed a quilt to match, I made this quilt.