Saturday, July 11, 2015

Do You Wash Your Quilt?


This is a quilt I made for the grandchild of my daughters friend.  It was one of those requests like “Mom, can you make a quilt for H and will it be ready next week”.  Needless to say, my daughter does not sew and has no idea what is involved in making a quilt, time or cost. 

I will say this about my daughter, there are many things she does very, very well and I could not have made it the last two years without her help.  She has been my yard person and has worked very hard helping me keep the yard looking cut and trimmed.

As I said my daughter knows nothing about quilt making or sewing.  I always wash my quilts after I have finished with them.  Daughter comes over to pick up quilt and she is looking at the quilt and looks at a specific piece of fabric and says “You washed it and look the fabric has faded”.  The background of the fabric was a pink ombre (beautiful pink shade) with an overprint of wildflowers in delicate shades of purple.  I just had to laugh! 

The quilt turned out nicely and I do hope Miss H enjoys it.  Do you wash your quilts after you finish them?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Babies

This winter/spring our family has been blessed with two new baby boys, my great grandsons.  They live in different states so I thought I would make each of them the same cute quilt.  I used bright colors thinking later their moms could use the quilt to teach them their colors.  Welcome to our world Beau and Brogan.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dresden Plate 1

I just finished hand quilting this Dresden Plate.  The fabrics are from the Aunt Grace line of fabrics that I accumulated over several years.  It is a warm, cozy quilt for cold winter days and nights.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Carolina Blue Quilt Top

I completed the quilt top for my grandson who is attending UNC.  He had requested the colors of Carolina Blue and white.  I chose a variety of Carolina blues for the blocks and did the sashing in white with navy cornerstones.  The binding will also be navy.  I love
the way this quilt turned out and I know he will enjoy it also.  He is such a great young man!  It will go out to the longarm quilter in mid September.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Blue Fabrics

These are a few of the fabrics I will be using in grandsons quilt.  I need 54 blocks and I have 25 sewn as of now.  The push is on to get it completed ASAP.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Maybe Before Christmas

I have been asked to make a quilt for one of my wonderful grandsons who is headed off to college this fall.  He wants it Carolina Blue and White.  Yesterday I headed to Dahlonega for the beginning of
fabric purchases and found the background and a few Carolina blues.  Also I found the backing which is a medium blue with Carolina blue dots.  This quilt will be machine quilted by one of my friends who does long arm quilting.  Watch for pictures as the process begins.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

My Georgia Quilt

I started hand quilting this quilt in mid February and completed the quilt June 10.  I love the colors in this quilt as it reminds me of our Georgia Bulldog Football team and the enjoyment our family receives from watching them play.  I may be a country girl from Mississippi, and I do love the Ole Miss Rebels, but having lived in Georgia over forty years I love, love the Bulldogs.