Friday, January 24, 2014
I made this 102 inch square quilt in 2012, it's called "25 Paths and Stiles" to celebrate 25 years of quilting. It contains fabrics from 1987 until 2012, so there is quite a variety in it. It also has an extra label on it that says "Celebrating 15 years of Casper helping to make every quilt". I've had this one on my bed this winter as well as several other blankets and another quilt, trying to keep warm. The heat has to be turned down low because propane is horrifically expensive.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
This quilt was made in 2011 for my daughter, Lindsay and her boyfriend, Nelson. One time Nelson's grandma, who they call "Nanny", asked if I wanted a bag of old fabrics. I gladly accepted them, then the bag sat in a closet for quite some time. In 2011, I took the bag out and washed all the fabrics and quilt blocks. I assembled them with other blocks and fabrics I received from other elderly ladies. I made some crazy quilt blocks to go with them. Some of the original blocks were kind of wonky, so I made mine to match the style. I did a ton of quilting all over to really hold everything together. The fabrics are very old, so I wanted to make sure everything was stable. One of Nanny's favourite things to say is "So be it.", so I wrote that on the back of the quilt.
I made this baby quilt a couple of years ago but I was slacking off with the blog and didn't post pictures in 2012. I looked back at the archives and noticed a whole year is missing. This was a Yellow Brick Road pattern that I made for my neighbours.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Linda Huntrods made this wall hanging quite a few years ago, it's called "Little Pine". The quilt was only 20 1/2" square and the tree block was only 4 3/4" square. She made two of them and gave one away. She still has the other one. It might be able to hang on a wall somewhere because it is pretty small. Linda doesn't make many wall quilts anymore because the house she has now doesn't have much wall space, there are a lot of windows. We have to be careful where quilts are displayed, too much sun can really fade them. I learned that lesson the hard way when one of them got ruined. Now I tend to make more bed quilts because the bedrooms don't have sunlight flooding in.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Our guild starts a mystery quilt pattern every January. These are the fabrics I dug from my stash for this year's mystery. I've got the pieces cut out now and will start to sew, following the weekly directions. The cream Moda marble will be background and the large print Aboriginal fabric will be a border. I have no idea what the quilt will look like. It doesn't match anything in my house, but nothing matches here anyway, it's an interior decorator's nightmare. That's ok, as long as I'm fine with it, that's all that matters. :D
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Linda Huntrods made this quilt for her wall quite a few years ago, then she moved to a different house and there isn't a spot to hang it anymore. I think the name of it is "North Woods". The pattern came from a magazine but I can't remember which one, I ran across it last year when I was culling tons of quilting magazines. Linda changed a few things on the pattern to make it more to her liking. If I find that issue, I'll post the title and date. I had to give away huge stacks of magazines because they were taking up too much room, I carefully looked at each one to make sure there wasn't a project that I would make some day. Now I'm left with about 300 years worth of future projects in the mags that I've saved.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Linda Huntrods' friend, Sandy had a stack of fabrics that she didn't know what to do with, so she asked Linda to put together a quilt. Linda named the quilt "Salt Lake City" because it was made from blocks with that name. Lynda Balas quilted it beautifully with her long arm machine, but these pictures were taken before the quilting was done.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
My sister, Linda Huntrods made this quilt a few years ago. I don't know if it has a name, so I just called it David and Danielle's quilt. Linda told me that there were quite a few of her quilt pictures on her husband's website, so I snagged them and will post them all soon. We were thinking that there have been quite a few quilts that were never photographed over the years. It's nice to have a record of what we made, that's why I post them on this blog. One time I made a bed size quilt for someone whose house burned down. All I remember about that one is it had a lot of pink in it and I made the backing from fat quarters. I don't even remember what pattern I used, that's why a photo is a good idea to jog the old memory.
Monday, January 6, 2014
My goal this time is to finish 14 items in 2014. I am really bad for starting things, then abandoning them to go on to something different. Last year, I was able to complete the goal to finish 13 in 2013, so hopefully, this year will see some success. This is the first one done so far, it's a comfort/gift/charity quilt, haven't decided which. I've made several of this kind before but each time I use a different quilting design. This one has all-over swirls.