Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Some Sampler Quilts from Commerce

Made by Phyllis, quilted with "Popcorn."

Made by Linda, quilted with "Tickle"

Made by Elaine, quilted with "Waterworld."

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Some of My Really Early Quilts

Butterfly Applique Quilt
The butterfly blocks were given to me. I put them together with the sashing and borders. I can't remember if it was quilted on my sewing machine or hand-tied. I think the blocks were quilted in the ditch, and each block was tied in the center. It was finished in 1980. I don't remember what became of this quilt, but I remember the butterflies began to come apart.

This baby quilt was made totally from t-shirt knit fabrics left over from making t-shirts after I took the Stretch & Sew Class. It was made in 1978.

This twin quilt was made for Michael. He arranged the colors. He must have been 8 or 10. I still have this quilt in my cedar chest.

I remember the first quilt I ever made. I had a trunk full of scraps left from years of making clothes for my dolls and myself. I was pregnant and stuck at home without a car most of the week. I designed a 3" block made of three 1" strips. I used a newspaper pattern and cut strips with scissors. I sewed 3 strips together to make the blocks, then sewed the blocks together, turning the blocks opposite, to make what I now know to be called a Rail Fence. At the time, I knew nothing about putting color values together, and I remember I didn't like the quilt. I don't recall how big it was or if it was ever finished, or what happened to it. Maybe it was used for J.R., or maybe it was given away. I wish I had taken a picture of it.