Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Quilt for Torin

Maybe you do this too. I LOVE to start quilts. I started this one more than a year ago, to celebrate the birth of our friends' first grandchild, Torin. He was born on November 6, 2011. Isn't he cute?

Luckily, we get to see him for his first birthday this week. Sometimes things work out: this year my life is much more calm and I finished the quilt. Here it is. It measures 34" x 48". It's machine stitched and quilted so it will hopefully hold up for many washings over the years.

It's made of blues and greens and shirtings I had on hand. 

I gave a presentation about quilt labels this week, which got me thinking about how to label this quilt. I decided to cut out the number 1 shape and sign that. I stitched it on by machine too. I think I'll go over it again to darken up the words...


  1. That is a beautiful quilt, love strip designs like that and the applique is perfect.


  2. Perfect quilt. Perfect timing too!!!

  3. i'm glad I'm not the only one who is a little behind on finishing quilts. I love yours. Love the colors.

  4. Excellent finish. I have too many flimsies hanging about... time to get serious maybe ?~!

  5. Torin is a lucky guy. First birthday is the perfect time for this quilt. Love the colors and playful design.