Thursday, January 29, 2009

Quilt 125 - The Mystery Quilt

Yes, that's me! And I'm hand quilting! (or maybe I'm just basting.) I had scanned this picture thinking this was the quilt my Grandma made for me with the flannel backing, but I'd had that quilt since I was just a baby so this must have been for one of my cousins. Maybe my aunts can help me identify this quilt? Judging by the quilt rack hanging on the dining room chair, I would guess we were at Grandma's?

Mom, this means we need to get down the baby box to photograph my quilt! I had to stop using it as a teenager because the back was getting too worn.

(Not quilt related, but I do believe I made that tie-died shirt myself at a day camp. A girl of many talents!)
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Friday, January 23, 2009

Quilt 124 - Sail Boat Stained Glass

2004?, 15 x 20"

Mom and I made this for the first Gig Harbor Quilt Festival. I designed it at one of our Pacific Beach retreats. This quilt started our tradition of adding the pink ribbon, although the execution of them got much better! We used a string scrap method for the side borders, one of mom's favorite techniques.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Quilt 123 - Ewert Great Grandchild Quilt, #12

2004, 36 x 40"

We found the picture of M's quilt!

Great Aunts Betty and Adele designed this Noah's Ark Trip Around the World Quilt. The counted cross stitch "When you sleep under a quilt you sleep under a blanket of love, your Great Aunts, 2004" was ready to just be quilted with the name in it before the baby was born. Then she surprised us and we had to wait a bit longer and Betty had to change the counted cross stitch from a 4 to a 5. Happy Birthday, M.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Quilt 122 - Angel Stained Glass

20 x 30", 2002?

Today's post was supposed to be a great-grandchild quilt for M, but Karen can't find the picture! We'll find it and get it posted soon. In the mean time, Happy Birthday, M!

So instead, I'll post one that we missed over Christmas. I made this quilt from a pattern Mom got from one of her friends. It was fun to use shiny materials and hunt for just the right hair fabric. I had intended to make a companion piece that had Christmas bells using the same shiny fabrics, but that hasn't happened yet. I do have the fabrics with the pattern, though! That's a start.
This is just the right size to hang in Adele's entryway at Christmas time. Although I think she has quite a few quilts that are "perfect" for that spot, so we have to rotate!
Happy Birthday Char!
and a belated Happy Anniversary to K & K!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Quilt 121 - Deb's Disappearing Nine Patch

55" x 65"

What do you do when it is Christmas Day, your parents are leaving the next day to visit your brother and you still don't have a present for your best friend? I know! You make a quilt! After our Christmas morning adventures and a wonderful dinner, I decided to piece this quilt.

Thanks again to Myra and Cori, I had some great Blue Meadow Designs fabric to work with (all but the pink and purple fabrics). I started with a paisley and matched everything to that. I used my new favorite quilt pattern, the disappearing nine patch, and a couple of hours later it was on the machine for Mom to quilt.

Mom, ever the trooper, quilted it between bouts of packing for their trip. Thanks, Mom!
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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Quilt 120 - K's Baby Quilt

2001, 45 x 50
Another of the Ewert great-grandchildren's quilt. This was made for K in 2001. A geometric block pattern with pin striped fabric. Machine quilted by Ione. Happy Birthday, K!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Quilt 119 - Patty's Avocato

2008, 18" x 18"

This pattern was another of my treasures from Quilt Market in Portland in 2008. It is Block One of Helene Knott's Garden Patch Cats called The Avocato. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make it for my friend Patty! She loves all things cats, and this was just too cute to pass up.

I raided Mom's fabric stash and came up with some avocado looking fabrics and some to use in the border. I wish I would have stuck to hand applique instead of trying to do it by machine, but Mom tells me it adds character. We'll go with that theory.

So far this year I'm three for three in remembering to put a label on my quilts, Aunt Glad!