So, I thought I would show some quilts that I did before I started blogging last year. This is Bessie the Cow...she's a patriotic old girl...
Check out the quilting on her chest...
The one below is called One Room Schoolhouse, machine pieced and hand quilted, made for my daughter's kindergarten teacher (she is now going into 8th grade...when did THAT happen?!?).
Here's another gift for a beloved teacher and I called it Red Schoolhouses, machine pieced and hand quilted.
This is a Bagello Quilt wall hanging that is hanging in my living room...the skinniest "slice" is a quarter of an inch wide...YIKES! It is machine pieced and hand quilted.
This next one was wild (for me!). It was the wedding quilt for my youngest sister. They got married on the beach in Destin, Florida on a perfect October day. Their colors were the colors of the water of the Gulf of Mexico (teal, aqua, blues, greens)...and bright orange (for the Monarch butterflies). I just made up something youthful and funky.
I hand appliqued some hearts and butterflies that I drafted (from hearts) on random blocks. They picked October on a Florida beach in the pan handle of the state due to all the Monarch butterflies that are there at that time (hence the bright orange in their color scheme!). They were flying all around during the ceremony...oh, so cool! The quilt was machine pieced and quilted (along with the hand applique). The colors are really brighter and more beautiful than my bad photography indicates. I really enjoyed collecting all the fabrics for this scrappy quilt.
Well, that was fun...going down memory lane. I always think of this blog as my quilting journal, but I've been making quilts since 1982 and have only been blogging a little over a year. I've got a little more catching up to do when it comes to sharing projects (at least for the things I have pictures of)!
I hope to be through with baby Asa's quilt soon. I have a lot of "quilt guilt" over it, as my nephew is now 6 months old. Do you deal well with quilt guilt? I hate it, but I have a hard time avoiding it. This hand piecing, hand quilting stuff takes time, and sometimes life gets in the way of my quilting agenda. I will definitely be doing a little happy dance when I finish it and can send it off to my very patient sister.