I actually got these done last winter (I pieced them the winter before and just quilted them last winter) with a lot of help from my Mom, a neighbor lady or two, my sister, and various other people that popped in and volunteered their time.
The blue quilt (notice they follow the color code that we have given the kids) is for Benjamin(9). We quilted the shape of a hand on to some of the blocks because Benjamin means “son of my right hand.” The butterflies also kind of symbolize the new life that Dan has found as well as his shirt’s, which we are incorporating into the quilts. =)
The green quilt is Josiah’s(8). One definition of his name has to do with “support.” So we quilted blocks and Bible’s on his quilt to symbolize the fact that he can’t do it all on his own. It takes more than one block to build a wall and Dan was just one of the many blocks that supports him in his chosen path. I also quilted Bibles on there because I want him to remember to use his Bible as his true source of support for every aspect of his life.
This year I started on the one for Dassy(6). For some reason I started with Abigail’s (the first one done) which is why Dassy’s is next. This pattern is a little more complicated, so it’s probably going to take a bit longer to get it done. Hopefully it won’t be so difficult that I can’t make my goal of one quilt a year.