This instructables was inspired because last spring my son got married and I expect a new grandchild in a few years. I wanted to make a few quilts to have a jump start and make sure all of my grandchildren have a quilt that I made. I also wanted to make it as much as I could by using the hand sewing method. I think it shows a lot more love and makes it unique. It can be machine stitched though.

Appliques are not difficult to make if you choose simple images. Close points Like the teeth were more difficult. My mother loved to applique quilts and she was very good at it. I have enough quilt blocks she made to make a couple of beautiful quilts. I cherish a quilt my grandmother made that is over 60 years old. You can see from the images that it was used often and kept family members warm on many cold nights. The pattern is Grandmother's garden, making it special because I never knew her.
I have a new kind of appreciation for hand sewn quilts, After my experience sewing this one. I over estimated how long it would take to make a small applique quilt with some embroidery work and hand sewing the appliques to the blocks. I have been working on this project for several weeks. Because my time ran out for the contest; I had to use the machine to sew the blocks together, but that is the only part of this quilt that was sewn by machine. 

Follow through to see how I made it. 


That is so cute! Looks like a lot of work, but such great results seem worth it :) You should enter this into the Holiday Gifts Contest!
sunshiine (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks for stopping by! I may enter the contest but I think I need to make a few picture changes, I am not sure, we will see. Have fun today OK?
Ahh so this was the quilt that is going to start the family fight i see why lol its cute as! i love it your back in the game Sunshiine
sunshiine (author)  Kitana Kellaway2 years ago
No problem
You got my votes
sunshiine (author)  Kitana Kellaway2 years ago
Thanks again! Stay sweet!
No problem and i'll try my best
annxtte2 years ago
Nick is going to love it, Mom! If not, I will gladly take care of those monsters for him... :)
sunshiine (author)  annxtte2 years ago
This one is for our new grand baby ( in the future ) but Nick will get one soon!
mygibzone2 years ago
Adorable! Just like my grandma used to make! These are treasures that last for years too. I still have & USE all of mine from my Grandma. :)
sunshiine (author)  mygibzone2 years ago
How sweet! I am happy you love her quilts! My kids love it when they get one also. Have a great day!
I wish I had this when I were little! (and now too!)
you've got my vote!
sunshiine (author)  marcellahella2 years ago
Thanks! I hope your day shines!
bajablue2 years ago
This is beautiful, Sunshiine! I especially love the texture you added with the embroidery.

The sweet portrait/photograph... the one with Mom and baby... that's you, isn't it!?!
sunshiine (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Hello friend! I liked the different textures also. You tagged my daughter and I! Thanks for stopping by!
You're so welcome... I love seeing your new ideas.

I immediately noticed the "Grandbaby" theme ... and I was hoping to read an announcement. All good things are worth waiting for and at least you're prepared! ;-)
sunshiine (author)  bajablue2 years ago
LOL, no they want to have a couple of years together before they have kids. So grandma must be patient which is not one of my virtues! Yep I am getting prepared so I am planning on another quilt. Monsters seem to be popular so that is why I made this and my son appreciates weird stuff. Life is grand!
M.C. Langer2 years ago
Awesome! It's a beautiful piece of work and made with so much love!
sunshiine (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
Aw, thanks! It was indeed made with GREAT love. Hopefully in a couple three years I will see my next beautiful grandchild. Thanks for stopping by and have a bdeautiful day!
doodlecraft2 years ago
Amazing! :)
sunshiine (author)  doodlecraft2 years ago
Thanks doodlecraft! It was great fun! I loved your hoods! I hope your day shiones!
pecospearl2 years ago
Great idea! I loved seeing the Tristan Quilt. Were you able to fix the hole in Grannie's quilt?
sunshiine (author)  pecospearl2 years ago
Hey you! No, I have not tackled that job yet. When I get the sewing room set up I have a lot of jobs like fixing grannies quilt to do. Maybe after the first of the year I can start on them. It is great to see your smiling face!