Two years ago, I made my sons quilts for Christmas. They loved them so much that last November, they requested quilts for Christmas. Knowing well how this pattern will likely continue this year, I took care of future me and cut out quilts for them back in June. I was pretty pregnant and not sewing much back then, but I hit the ground running after our daughter was born.
I love this tradition of making them quilts. I don’t know how long it will continue because let’s face it, how many personalized quilts do they need. BUT, I hope it continues for a long time. I so enjoy sewing with them in mind. I am using the Charismatic Quilt pattern by Villa Rose Designs. The best thing about her patterns is they are all $2!
For our daughter, I broke into my sample spree bundle of Darlings by Ruby Star Society. I made this one when I was still pregnant and as she is obviously a baby, I don’t expect much of a reaction on Christmas morning.
For our middle son, I chose to use mostly Bounce by Alison Harris of Cluck Cluck sew as well as as various blues and low volumes from my stash. He is 4 so I wanted it to feel jovial, without being juvenile.
For our oldest son, I chose to make his quilt in grayscale. He’s entering that lovely time of tween-ness. I wanted his quilt to be one he would *hopefully* be happy to use for a few years without feeling like it was made for a tiny child. It reminds me of checkerboard Vans, and if that doesn’t last him into his teenage years, nothing will! 🙂
I’m curious…. do you make your family quilts for the holidays? If yes, have you started your sewing already?