Friday, October 15, 2004

Sallie's Quilt for the Cure

I am not crazy about the 30s reproduction fabrics - though I actually really love the newer much brighter ones, less "pastelly." But back at some point I did purchase a bunch of fat-quarters of the fabrics. To also date the blocks, I made a about 20 fan blocks and then bought some solid pastels to go with them. I didn't have a plan for them at first, but in the fall of 2004, my sister-in-law Sallie was diagnosed with breast cancer so I made her this quilt, using eight of the blocks and some "quilt for the cure" fabric somebody gave me. I hoped it might help keep her warm and comfortable through the chemo.

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Orange Quilt

This monochromatic orange quilt is one of my all time favorites - perhaps because I love orange so much? It was constructed of 9-patches (also one of my favorite things!) using nine different fabrics in each block. The same nine fabrics were repeated in each block, until I ran out in which case I substituted other oranges. I hand quilted it with orange perle cotton and will keep it always.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Laurel Burch for Grace

In this quilt I used Laurel Burch's fanciful felines as focus fabric and a variety of other fabrics for the rest. I hand pieced the entire quilt, something I probably would not have done and will not do again, had I stopped to think just how many small pieces of fabric were involved. With time I have become much less inclined to hand piece lots of small pieces, using my machine a lot more, and paying my good friend Regina Carter to machine quilt most of my quilts. There are just too many quilts to make and too little time.

However, I made this quilt in 2004, before I realized how valuable my time was! It was a baby present for my great niece Grace, I took this picture of Grace, who is now four years old, on her quilt., which is still plenty big enough for her.

Friday, May 14, 2004

Vanessa and Jason

This quilt was a wedding present to Vanessa and Jason. For the back, seen below, I pieced together three lovely French fabrics, a gift to me from my parents who got them in Provence. I just couldn't bear to cut them up. For the top, I picked up a bunch of fat quarters which looked kind of French as well. The French theme had nothing to do with Vanessa and Jason, it just happened because that was the fabric I had. It is hand pieced and hand quilted.

Monday, March 22, 2004

For Graeme

Tammy Sun is one of several people I, over the years, have tried to get interested in quilting. We took a class together and had fun, but I am pretty sure it didn't take. When her first child was born, I made this quilt for him. It was hand pieced and hand quilted.

Tammy, being the sweet and considerate friend she is, sent me this picture of her adorable son on the quilt. A wonderful present which really warms a quilter's heart.
And, the following Christmas, Tammy and Rob sent out this card to their friends. I was too honored.