Tuesday, December 27, 2011

You're In the Family Now

I suppose there are several ways
to know if a person is officially recognized 
as a "new family member".

With only daughters, Running Man,
has always been outnumbered.
As each daughter has married, the number of males increases
and it's begun to balance the scales.

Kate and Bobby are to be married in May.
They live in Florida and
arrived in Colorado to a "White Christmas".

So with the impending nuptials,
I needed to make Bobby the official 
"You're Part of the Family" quilt for Christmas.

For each of the guys I've made a simple
Flannel Random Patch.
Do you see the paradox here?

He reassured me there are some cooler nights there
and he enjoyed using it while he was here.

I have made probably 10 or more quilts using this pattern.
Sometimes I've embroidered in the squares,
added some applique, done the quilting with
a big stitch using Perle cotton,
quilted in the ditch, quilted an overall pattern or
added some other pieced 4 patches here or there.
Whatever your approach happens to be, there's
no right or wrong.

This time I used a line of fabric from Moda
designed by Holly Taylor.
 These flannels are exceptionally soft.
 The designs were perfect.   
Bobby is a Colorado guy
born and raised in the mountains outside of Aspen.

Now that Bobby has "his" quilt, the wedding
might be considered a mere technicality.
He's in the family now.
Until Next Time-


  1. I bet he was thrilled to get his family quilt!

  2. What a great tradition! I'd like to move in the opposite direction -- a couple daughters-in-law would help balance the scales.

  3. He loves it! And I am so excited for him to be a part of our family