Friday, August 31, 2012

A few of My Quilts

Black, White and red on the back.  Pattern is Nauvou.

An artsey T-shirt I made for a very deserving young man in Atlanta, Zack.
 "Pioneer Trails" a pattern by Eleanor Burns.  While I made this quilt, I thought about all our travels out west, and we do love to travel.

Pattern is called "Carpenters Star". Our granddaughter comes and starts going through my stash and said " I want a king-size quilt made from these fabrics for my birthday, (maybe a month away), My reply was, well maybe.  If you are a grandmother, you know that I did it.


This quilt is made from the 10 minute block pattern.  Such an easy fast block, made this top in a Sunday afternoon.   There is a tutorial on my blog in an earlier post , if you are interested in viewing it.  You can make the blocks any size, cute as a baby quilt.  Have fun with it.

I made this Christmas quilt a few years ago.  It is a Bonnie Hunter Pattern.  I named it "An Alabama Christmas".  Such tiny pieces..  Was displayed in the "Christmas quilts Show"  in the Mississippi Forrestry and Agriculture Museum.
A quick easy quilt, "Scrappy Trails to you"  Note that I used demure colors and pastels on two corners and loud, bright colors on a diagonal corner to corner,  All scrappy and experimental.  Pattern is kinda' like half a log cabin. Very easy.
You really should try this one.




 I have made a few quilts using this pattern called "Warmest Wishes", a strip pieced quilt, simple, yet pretty.  If you would like the pattern, leave me a comment and I will try to get it to you.  This quilt has fussy cut cherubs in the focus square.  Our daughter;s house is decorated in cherubs; therefore, she has the quilt.

Called This one, "My Purple Onion" used a pattern called Red Onion.  It is one of my favorites, made totally from  Batik Fabrics.
 I made this quilt while Pop, (my husband) and I were going back and forth to B'ham to carry our daughter twice per week for cancer experimental treatments.  Carried it with me to do finger work while she did the treatments.  It is made from Batiks fabrics also. While working on it there, I noticed that the design on one of the fabrics Look like pictures I have seen of a sperm swimming.  I told one of the research nurses this.  She looked at it and said "Look at this one, it looks like an ovary".  We laughed about it.  One of the persons taking treatments happened to be a female doctor.  She gets up comes over and wants to see what we are laughing about, we pointed it out to her and she says "Look at this one, it looks like a falopian tube.", we really got a laugh from that.  Thus, we named this quilt "Circles of Life".  What beautiful people we have met during this journey with our daughter searching for a cure.

This is my "Delta Star Mystery Quilt"  I was VP at the Possum Town Quilt Guild in Columbus, MS and in charge of programs. I asked the girls if they wanted to do anything special, Brenda Crownover suggest to me that a Mystery Quilt would be nice. I taught this as a Mystery quilt over a period of 9 months.  Taken from a Pat Speth Nichol Quilt.  No one knew what it would look like until the last month or two. It was lots of fun.  Everyone's quilt turned out beautiful.  Little larger than a Queen size.

Taught a Stack N Whack in Columbus at the Rosenwig Art Center a few years ago and this is the one I made.
 Taught this class also, called Stack a Posie Pattern.  This was my teaching example.  I named it "Free Spirit"  Hung in the Pigeon Forge quilt show.

My sister-in-Law, Pat, taught me this Bargello pattern. THANK YOU PAT!.  It really is a fun one to make.  This one just happens to be a wall hanging. Hung in a Pigeon Forge, TN quilt show.

 This is a baby quilt using the Stack a Posie pattern and putting a two border edging on two sides of each block and setting on point.  Made when I was quilting free hand on my Juki sewing machine.  I did enjoy the free hand, but I sure do like my Tin Lizzie 18 and Shirley stitcher II.  Above this pic is a pic of the quilted backing..  This has already been spoken for by grand daughter for one of my great grands that is still just a thought or a butterfly.

"Boyd Bears and Honey" quilt made for one of our sweet little great nephews, Conner James Utter.A Few of