Fast-forward a few years to April 2006.
At the age of 16, I decided to attempt a quilt again, as a youth retreat was coming up and I thought it would be fun to have a cool blanket to take with me. Only this time, I would use a serger and a sewing machine.
I selected a few fabrics and I cut them into squares and triangles. I sewed some of the triangles together to get squares, then I arranged all my squares into a pretty design on the floor. When I was happy with the design, I sewed them together with the serger. At that point, I sewed my pretty quilt side to the inside batting and to the back. I turned it inside out, and I used the sewing machine to sew around the border of the quilt. Success! Before I had finished the first quilt, I decided that my sister needed a fun quilt for the retreat as well. So she would get the first one I was working on. I proceeded to design my new quilt on some graph paper. Then, I went to the fabric store and picked out some fabrics to go with the design. I used the same method as above to sew this quilt together. All in all, both quilts together took me about a week to complete! I made each one to fit a full-sized bed. I know I took pictures of these 2 quilts, however, they seem to have been misplaced over the years.
I was so happy with my quilts that I decided for christmas 3 of my other siblings would be getting quilts. Since they were 4-8 years old, I decided they didn't need a large blanket so I made each of theirs to be about 50x70 inches. I decided it would be more efficient to make all 3 at the same time. So I carefully designed them on graph paper like I did before. Then I went to the fabric store to get all of the materials I would need for them. I found a fabric selection that had batting already attached to it, so I picked that out for the back and inside of the quilts. Over the next few days, I cut out all the triangles and squares in the colours I needed. Then, I sewed each quilt, one-by-one, with the serger, finishing the border off with the sewing machine. I only got started with making them a few days before christmas, so they weren't finished in time. So they got them for New Years instead. They of coursed loved them!
The Pictures I have of them aren't too clear, and were taken about 5 years after I had actually made them. Plus, they have faded since I made them. But here they are all the same:
Bugs Bunny's Quilt
I thought rocket ships would be fun but easy enough to design!
Little Miss' Quilt
It is a bit hard to see, but the purple part makes a huge flower, and there are 2 hearts. One in the top left corner, and the other ins in the bottom right corner. The Left side of the Quilt is the Top.
Boo Bear's Quilt
Like in Little Miss' Quilt, the purple parts make a smaller version of the same flower in the her quilt. Plus, there are a few smaller flowers that are yellow in the spaces.