I love quilts and collect them. I wish I was physically able to make quilts, but I am not. These quilts were placed on the rungs of a ladder that a friend made just for me to display quilts. Would you believe, my neighbor did not want these quilts and thought they were dirty and she was going to throw them away. Her aunt had died and she was cleaning out her house. I told her not to dare throw them away--to me they are beautiful! There is a lot of time and love worked into these quilts. I also have a collection of quilt tops my grandmother made and never got them quilted. I have these packed away. I guess I should have them finished.
This is the first quilt I made and this was done in
the 1960's. I did the stamped on cross stitch and
then a group of ladies guilted it one summer for
me at The Sword of Peace, a local out-door drama.
They had it set up as a demonstation as the people came for the drama each night.
Then I did this candlewick spread in the 1970's. I bleached muslin, cut it into large squares, and then copied my pattern onto each square. When I had finished the squares, I had them sewn together. I had planned to do a crochet edge around it and never did. I went to the International Quilt Show in Greensboro in the mid 1990's and met a lady that did long-arm quilting and she took it to Virginia and quilted it for me. I love the way it turned out.
My yo-yo quilt is done in shades of pink and greens. I designed it to resemble Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt.
The Catheral Window Quilt. It is done with un-bleached muslin from JoAnn's. My daughter went with me to a local quilt shop and we picked out this fabric of flowers. I did the whole quilt with just this one fabric and I think it came out beautiful, if I must say. Ha! This will be my daughter's quilt when I am through enjoying it.
Grandmother's Box. I
bought the panel at Hobby Lobby. I sewed a border on it and did a binding. I quilted each block and then on the border, I drew letters of the alphabet and quilted them. I scanned some of the fabric and then designed this label in my PSP and placed it on the
back of the quilt.
I started paper piece quilting. This is my first attempt. I made these crazy patch squares and then I embroidered stitches on the seams. I made these into pillowcases to use on the backs of the rockers on our front porch.
Below is a Hunter's Star square that I did by paper piecing. I did some others and made them into throw pillows.