I began the first quilt for the grandkids at Kilauea Military Camp in October 2011 during the annual community quilter retreat. My friend Donna thought a QAYG project would be easiest and we started by cutting three strips from the marine fabric and three strips from the blue blender fabric to start making sections for what was then a twin size bed quilt. I didn't make a lot of progress during the retreat with health issues, distractions, etc., but I kept trying to work on the quilt as I felt up to it at home.
We moved back to VA toward the end of 2013 and I began to pick up quilting again with another begginer quilting/sewing Singer machine in the summer of 2014. Finally, I decided to finish the quilt I had begun in Hawaii; but, by that time, the kids were in full size beds! I had to get more fabric, which was no longer easy to even find, and had to get totally different fabric for the second quilt. I originally thought the first quilt would be for our grandson; but it really looked more colorful for a girl, so it became our granddaughter's. By the time I finished her quilt, I had decided I needed a serious machine to do bed-size quilts. So both the quilts were finished on my brand new Brother VQ2400 that I 'sew' love! Luckily, my grandson's quilt only took six weeks or so to complete. I like that their quilts are similar and not exactly alike. I did use the same fabric pattern for the binding, but in different colors.
Here's my granddaughter's finished (3yr/3machine)quilt: