Saturday, August 29, 2015
A Look Back at Some Old Quilts I Made
I have recently been looking for old photographs, and came across some of quilts that I made before beginning my blog. There are lots more that need to be scanned, but want to see some of them?
The first one resulted from a swap of "citrus" blocks with members of Cyberbee, a quilt bee that formed back in the nineties when some members of Capital Quilters Guild in Raleigh were just getting into "e-mail." The citrus blocks were exchanged were so bright that I pieced them together with cool blues, greens, and purples using a Sharyn Craig-type setting.
The next one is on our guest bed in the Raleigh house. The four-inch center squares were from another exchange with members of an online quilting book club I belonged to. The swap continued for over a year, and the blocks tended to be themed by season. I arranged them in rows according to season, and named it "Wishing My Summer Vacation Could Last All Year." That was a couple of years before I retired. Again I used a setting from one of Sharyn Craig's books.
This one I made for my husband's birthday. I used a paper piecing pattern by Karen Stone called Jewels in the Grass. By changing the green strips to blues, they became jewels in the sky.
This one was a wedding gift for one of our mountain neighbor's daughters. I used lots of floral print squares and set them on point.
The next one is a baby quilt that I made for my great-niece, Hunter. (She is now about sixteen.) I just made nine-patch blocks, made a little heart block for the posts, and added points at the end of the sashing strips.