Monday, April 7, 2014

The 3rd sister is finally complete!

So I finally finished all 3 of the quilts for my nieces that are sisters. What's funny is the youngest one just turned 13 last weekend and my daughter was at her sleepover. She was telling my daughter that she isn't special because both of her sisters' had received blankets (quilts) from me and she didn't...well that's because her Aunt didn't have it finished. I finished it this past Friday, washed and dried, and was going to take it to her on Saturday. But I woke up with a bit of an upset stomach so I didn't take it. She will definitely get it this weekend though, and I hope she likes it.
I decided to call it Braid-iful since I think it is a beautiful set of braids. The fabrics that I used on the back are from her sister's quilts. The green is the binding on the middle girl, and the binding on this quilt is the back of the same girls' quilt.

I wanted to try and tie the 3 of them together since they are sisters. Unfortunately I didn't get that idea until AFTER I did the quilt for the oldest sister. So hers doesn't have any of her sisters' quilts in it. But I know she still loves it!

So now that I can put this trio behind me, I can work on the one niece that only has a brother.

If only there was more time in a day and more money to buy fabric!
Until next time...happy quilting!


  1. Here from NTT! This is absolutely beautiful. How could she not like it?

  2. That is a beautiful quilt. I love the colors. I'm sure that your niece will be thrilled. I made quilts for my three nephews and my niece and they use them often. Visiting you from NTT.

  3. An absolutely beautiful quilt that is sure to be loved! I am making quilts for all of my nieces and nephews too. . . all 23 of them . . . gulp! I have most of them 'covered' :) Your story made me smile as the two quilts I am working on right now are for my youngest nieces (9 and 11). Their sibs have all gotten quilts and they recently had a discussion at gma's house about how they are the only ones in their family that have not gotten quilts!

  4. You hit on all my favorites with the colors you chose and I love solids... altogether a beautiful quilt. My nieces are grown now - i didn't start quilting until a couple years ago so the quilts are going to the Littles I babysit locally instead of family far away.