I like to be cosy. This might be why I like quilts -- they're cosy. Snuggling up in a quilt is cosy!
I don't really quilt; I "fake-quilt". I sew the quilt top, and then -- instead of using the usual batting -- I use an old cotton blanket or something similar between the top & the backing. Then I make sure when I sew all 'round the outside that all 3 layers are firmly sewn together. Sure, it's not REAL quilting, but I enjoy it anyway.
My oldest daughter, Emily, received this quilt for her 11th birthday last year:
Now, I'm behind the quilt, holding it up. I'm about 5'5", so you can get a good idea of the size.
My middle daughter, Maddy, turned 10 in May. Guess what she got?
Yes... it's very pink. She's by far the girliest of my 3 girls. The youngest, Liv, will be 9 in November. I guess I had better get cracking on hers, seeing as 2011 seems to be "year of the quilt" in this house!
Maddy & Liv were also the recipients of doll quilts for their baby dolls to share:
Oh, hey, did I mention they're all sewn by hand? And it's not that I'm bragging so much, but it's rather a confession that I simply cannot figure out how to use my sewing machine! :D