Monday, July 25, 2011


A few days ago, I got up really early in the morning and took a drive to visit these sweet girls at their new home an hour and a half from me.
I really miss seeing my grand daughters, Maelie and Haven, as much as I used to so our time together was extra special.
 While I was there, I also got to visit a few quilts that I have gifted to my son and his wife over the years. It was fun to get reacquainted. I thought that I might introduce you to some of my old friends...
 I love this cheerful lady so much. I made her for Adam and Kodie in celebration of their 5th wedding anniversary almost five years ago.
 I found this little gal hanging out in the kitchen
 where Kodie decorates with a cherry theme.
 The blocks were made in a swap challenge with my quilt guild some years ago...
I can't really remember when. It looks so cute on Kodie's table.
 I made me happy to see this guy was well loved, maybe a bit dated,
  but still looking good
 as he hung out in the family room.
 He was a gift to my son on his 16th birthday in 1993.
 Then in 2000,  when Adam graduated from college,
 I made this modern looking log cabin.
 Remembering all the hoopla accompanying the year
 prompted the message on the label.
 I recall collecting red and black fabrics for quite sometime 
before I started the sewing of this quilt.
 (It took a lot of shopping, but someone had to do it!)
 Haven keeps this quilt at the end of her bed....
 So we got her out and played...

 Which was a good reminder of another I Spy quilt that needs finishing.


  1. It's nice to see your gifts being, loved, isn't it?!

  2. You are giving me I Spy Quilt fever. Wish I had gotten in on the swap!

  3. It is so fun to see all the quilts you made in the past!! They are beautiful and look like some of the patterns that I have made in the past. Some of the ones that I made Brett are now in shreds. They went everywhere with him..on school busses, to football games, on car rides, and everywhere a college boy who loves "blankets" would take them. He still has them but I see them being used as a packing blanket, to protect furniture, or maybe to put on the floor while remodeling.....oh yes, they have been loved. HA!

  4. I love their names!!! They are so adorable,I can tell you love them lots!

  5. OK, Carla. I was having trouble looking at all of the quilts because of the play kitchen in the background of the first photo! I am pretty sure I had that when I was little! Eek! How much fun is that?!?! Thanks for the trip down memory lane! :)

  6. the other day when I heard 3-year-old Levi looking around and saying "I spy with my little eye...." I knew the time had come to start making him an I Spy quilt!!

    These quilts must all bring back such special memories to you.

  7. NICE quilts, Carla!!! Sweet girls, too! Glad you had fun!

  8. Your granddaughters are so pretty.

    If a gift is to taken cared of the receiver, it only means that the receiver loves the giver as well.

    Mary Joy from Learn Bass Guitar Online

  9. i love that Greenie made it into the pic with the girls! all these lovely quilts in the house and she is attached to that blankie! they had a super fun day with you. thanks for coming to play!