Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Delusions of Grandeur

Never, never tell yourself that a quilt it EASY.   I am making the Zen Quilt for a good friend in Texas.  (Texas needs this, they want to secede!!!)   O-this should be quick, just rectangles and squares.   OK, some of these rectangles and squares are really small!  1.25 x 2 inches.   The batik greens are very similar.   The blues are very similar.   The quilt is batik greens and blues...argghh.  So, thinking 'easy', I did not keep careful track of the greens and blues.   Thinking "easy", I divided 10.5 and got 5.5...arrgghhh!   Pressing on (pun intended).
I will NEVER think "easy" again!

Friday, November 9, 2012

For the new baby & bro

This is for the new baby in the family.   I love this pattern, which is called "Twisted Sister".  :)  FYI-all quilt blocks are named.  
Showing the quilting


I made a Big Brother quilt also.   I experimented on a baby quilt when he was born and really did not like how it turned out, so I guess you could call this a guilt quilt.  Say that 3 times fast!

I should see if the close up shows it, but the large blocks are cars.   I also found a flannel for the backing with cars all over, a major score, flannel for boys is hard to find!   Ah-here we go.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day

       I was asked to make a Healing Quilt for the mother of one of my daughter's friends.   The mother has brain cancer.   I chose to make a small version of the very cheerful feminine quilt that resides on my bed.   I love it.   
        The mother cried when she got the quilt!   How sweet is that?   I was so touched.   She won't use it or wash it.  O NO!   Please do!   We quilters love for our quilts to be loved to death.
        I purchased floral charm squares from Keepsake Quilting, added some of my own and sashed all with a white-on-white and backed it with a pink (for cancer) flannel.    Size is 63 x 63.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

September Doings

This month, my goal is to complete the TWO quilts for my sister,  one shown here on the Gracie.   I REALLY do not like quilting on my home sewing machine.   Wrestling the quilt!   Stuffing it around and over and through the throat of the machine.   And it takes so long!   Loving the Gracie.   Most of my quilts are made with the fabric and design featured.   And while I can appreciate the wonderful quilting quilters do, it just is not for me.   So, I hearby give myself permission to have quilts with doodles, stars, loops, meanders, hearts, leaves, etc. on them!
Today, I put some of my fall-themed quilts up.   My daughter-in-law tells me I cover everything with quilts.   Well, I'm trying!    A quilt looks so much better on the back of that chair than the kitty-body stains do!   And that table?  35 years old, needs re-finishing, nah, another quilt, you get the idea.  There is method in my madness, truly!  

So, this quilt.   The request was for teals and browns.   Well, you know how that goes.   I bought too many teals and browns, so she gets TWO quilts.   I'll post these pics tonight and get the other ones up tomorrow in addition to my "decor" quilts.  :)