Friday, November 14, 2008

Heirlooms for you...

The past few weeks I have completed 2 more quilts. I had one quilt top already put together, but never quilted. So I got busy with getting my batting, lining, new needle and thread together. I set up my quilt frame. I don't have a picture of it in action, but I will make a mental note to take a picture of quilting in progress.
The quilts I make are for my children and other family members. I pass them on to them sometimes as soon as they are made. And some I just stash in my antique cedar wardrobe to keep and have so that one day I can divide them among children and family. And of course some I really really like and I keep for myself!!
This quilt is very simple. Large squares from my "fabric stash" stripped together with this awesome shiny silky fabric.

Can you tell how pretty the stripping is? This is a single bed size quilt.
This next quilt,( I must confess), is kind of a "cheater" quilt. Well not kind of, it really is. I found this great piece of fabric. I liked it and bought all there was on the bolt while thinking "my it already looks like a quilt." So with keeping that in mind, I just teamed it up with batting and a coordinating matching sheet for the bottom and quilted it around the pre-printed design. And voila!! an instant quilt.
This one was so quick an easy. I will keep my eye open for some ideal fabric to do this again. I have a few more creations to work on in the coming weeks.
gin

2 comments:

Cuzn said...

BEAUTIFUL handi-work. I have 2 qustions - 1. how do you get the patches so perfectly even - - (beautiful) - - and biggest question - how do you find the time - - you have a beautiful talent of quilting ! You better watch "poochie" that she/he stays away from those quilts ha h ha ha Butch actually has taken an old spread from his master and 'carries' it around with him' - - REALLY ! - - -

TuTu's Bliss said...

very pretty

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