Tuesday, June 3, 1997

Mads and Lotte's Quilt

My brother Mads and my sister-in-law Lotte were married on June 3, 1995. I made this quilt for them as a wedding present, however, it was not finished until 1997. I found the pattern in a book, I think it might've been called "Farmer's Daughter." In addition to various prints, I used a lot of my self-dyed turquoise and bluish fabrics. I hand pieced and quilted it.

Tuesday, April 15, 1997

Orange Quilt for Halle

I've always really liked 9-patches, they are easy to cut and make and yet versatile. I made this little quilt for Halle, George and Tanya's first child, and Steve's God daughter.

Monday, March 31, 1997

Amish Roman Stripes

I have always been attracted to Amish and Mennonite quilts, but I have only ever made one, perhaps because these quilts, generally having large areas of one color, require a lot of quilting - and I am probably too lazy or too impatient to get going on the next quilt.

But this quilt was a labor of love and I very much enjoyed making it. It was originally for my dear friend Mary Brown Eastland, but almost immediately after I gave it to her, she eloped and married the love of her life, Lewis Sinclair, so I changed it and made it a wedding present for them in March 1997.

Here is a picture of Lewis and Mary Sinclair from around 2005.

Sunday, February 16, 1997

Vibeke's Quilt

The first quilt I made was a log cabin quilt. Vibeke - my sister - helped me pick out the fabrics, so I made her this quilt with the left overs and a couple of additional fabrics. This quilt was pieced and quilted entirely by hand.