Quilts have always been a part of my life. Let me share a few from my collection..,This quilt was the last full quilt quilted by my great grandmother. It was the quilt on my childhood bed. It doesn't have a fancy design or any intricate piecing, but it is completely hand quilted by her. I am proud to own this heirloom.
I made this quilt as a project for church when I was a teenager. The Young Women values are embroidered on fabric squares. It is machine pieced and hand quilted . It think I did this by myself, but I'm not sure. Mom - do you remember if you or grandma. helped me quilt this? I plan to hang this on my studio wall - once I have one, that is...
This is the wall hanging in my living room. It took me ten years to finish this. I started it in a quilting class that I took in college with my good friend Cayenne (who doesn't do much quilting anymore, but is an amazing knitter and spinner). To pass the class we had to finish the piecing and had to do it all by hand. I did that, but then it took me ten years to quilt it and bind it and such. I actually just finished it last fall. I love that it is done completely by hand - I am in love with totally handmade items, I just don't usually have the patience for them.
This is the quilt that my Grandma made for our wedding. I picked out the pattern and the fabrics and she made it. (How great is that?) I love it because it was made with love . I also love it because I remember my grandma not being so sure about my fabric choices, but really loving how the quilt turned out. I now will sometimes get consulted when she is picking out fabrics for quilts - she's making one for each of her grandchildren.And lastly, this Irish chain. I pieced it before I left for Argentina and I came home to a quilted quilt! Thanks Mom!
I love the art and the warmth of a quilt. I hope I make many more, some to keep and some to give, in my life. Do you have a quilt that you love?