A Few of My Favorite Quilts - So Far!
This quilt, proudly displayed by Callie, was one of the first quilts I made. I designed it entirely by myself, including the half square framing and the purple flange. And yes, that is a loose flange, not a small border. I'm very proud of this quilt. It's one of the best reflections of my taste in color and design.
These two quilts are sister quilts. Again, I designed this pattern myself using the Lost Ships block. The top quilt is finished and belongs to me. The bottom quilt is on my UFO To Do list for 2012 (Finished in 2013!). Since I could not decide on which focal fabric to use (I loved both the red and the blue), I made two quilts using the same coordinating fabrics but with different focal fabrics and different outer borders. I love both of them.
Here is the final quilt. I tried a new border design and let it begin on one end and wrap around a long side. Then I began on the next end and wrapped it around the other side. Honestly? It just seemed easier than trying to do the math. He's a teenage boy. Trust me, he doesn't care. I do love the final quilt though.
Christmas quilt 2012
Christmas quilt 2012
Applique practice. This wall hanging is my first attempt at applique. Thankfully, I got to learn on a pattern that I loved - African masks surrounded by squares of African fabrics.
This is just a small wall hanging I designed for an ugly fabric challenge for Dogwood. Although I finished the wall hanging, it currently works as one of Callie's bed blankets.
This is the sister quilt to the quilt above. Believe it or not, the star block is identical, but in negative. The top quilt has sashing, and the bottom quilt is not. I love the heart border on this quilt.
Step block pattern as part of my Stash Busters' quilt group pattern assignment. I couldn't find a fabric that I liked to tie the blocks together, so I went with an Asian pattern that had the right pink and purple flower colors that I needed. The acid green with maroon stripes border is just because. Really, it doesn't look that bad in person.
Quilts From My Mother-in-law
Another old quilt that I inherited from my mother-in-law. This one is discolored and in poor repair around the edges. It appears to date from around 1910.