Month: April 2014
This young lady wanted a t-shirt quilt with her college sorority shirts. She also
decided she wanted to cut up her aqua – sequined fabric that she used to created a toga! We had enough toga fabric to use it as an inner border and then we even incorporated her “Wilma” costume from another party. 🙂 Truly, she will have fond memories of college as she stays warm with her new quilt!
For my birthday this year, I gave myself the gift of a day of private quilt lessons with the incredible Angela Walters! I felt like a sponge in her home – soaking up her knowledge, skill and humor! When I returned to Atlanta, I wanted to practice all the new stitches and skills in a fun quilt – thus, the flannel quilt gained my interest. The different sizes of squares and rectangles made for the perfect play ground to stitch. I was very happy with how it turned out and decided it reminded me of our youngest child, Lucy. So….for Lucy’s 14th birthday in February, she became the proud owner of this quilt: Flannel Fun! 🙂
This modern quilt pattern caught my eye in the October edition of Quilty. After weeks of obsessing about it, I finally purchased fabric and decided to create this beauty that Jennifer Dick designed. My friend, Sarah, helped piece it when time was running low for me. When it was time to quilt, I just had to put Kaffe Fassett fabric on the back! I spent many hours quilting this charming thing: gaining an appreciation for straight line repetition and swirls in the appliqués. This is definitely my favorite quilt in my life so far…..and I think I just have to give it to my spirited daughter, Sally, for her 21st birthday. The bright orange square reminds me of Sally and her desire to travel the road less traveled! I call this quilt “Teal Zeal” and it will be displayed this summer in Oregon for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.