I'm new to the forums... I've been reading a lot in all of the different threads for a few days now and I want to start playing with you all! LOL Sooo, I thought I'd start with some of my pictures. I'm no professional by ANY stretch and in the past I've stuck mostly with crib sized quilts because I can actually quilt those myself. hehehe
We just very recently moved to North Carolina and when we got here I decided that my dining room needed a makeover... and that included new placemats! Here's a close up of 1 out of 6 placemats... it hadn't been washed yet in the picture, so you can still see the white fabric pencil lines in the borders... I bought a stencil to use for some fancier quilting there.
This is the very first quilt I ever made. I started it while in college and I was hand sewing the little hexagons together. It's hilarious how rudimentary the whole beginning was. And I obviously had NO idea what I was doing.... who starts off with a hexagon pattern as their very first quilt?!?!?! But I never finished it.... exactly 10 years later, I decided I would pull it back out. I had a sewing machine by that time, so I finished it by machine. I ended up giving it to my husband's cousin when she had her first baby.
This pattern was fun and simple too, but I thought it looked so sweet when finished!! I forget the name, exactly, but something about Bricks. LOL It's made with 1930's reproduction fabrics and a white tone-on-tone. I made this for one of my best high school friends when she had her first baby (a girl).
This one I made for my mother when she moved into her new house. I told her I'd make a couch throw/twin size quilt for her living room (she lives in Ohio and is always cold), and she should choose her colors. So she picked the color scheme and I picked the pattern. It was the hardest pattern I'd done at that time, so I learned a lot. LOL!!
This is the first of 3 Confetti quilts that I made. All 3 are made from 100% cotton flannel and are the softest things I've ever made. AWESOME!! I made two boy Confetti's and one girl Confetti. I LOVE THEM... and gave all 3 away to people who were having babies.
I love this one!!! Can't bear to give it away, yet. In fact, I've added a white border to this top, but it's not even quilted yet. LOL Another made from 1930's reproduction fabrics in a baby-sized Friendship Star pattern. Love it.
I participated in a round robin... I made my center and then sent it, along with all the remaining fabric to the next person on the list. This is what I got back. The top is all wrinkly... I never made anything with it.
I told my Dad that I'd make him a quilt too.... and he had zero requests as to color or pattern or anything. SO... I tried my hand at a Bargello pattern that I'd seen at a quilt show in Charleston. This is just the center piece... it now has borders on it, too. I never finished it tho!! Poor Dad! LOL
I made these for a Swapper's Choice block swap one time. 4 Bear's Paws
I hope that's not too many pics for one post here. :-o I have so many it's hard to whittle it down to a reasonable number.
no way is it too many! Bring on more!! All very lovely work!
You do beautiful work! Thanks for sharing! We love pictures!
Very Pretty!!! I agree, no way is it too many!!! Keep them coming!!!
Thank you for sharing. I love pictures.
Don't whittle down. Let us see them.
WE WANT MORE!!!!!!
You have some beautiful quilts. I don't think I could choose my favorite.
All your quilts are beautiful -- whether finished or not.. :wink:
Very nice. The confetti quilts are really sweet. We'd love to see more. You can never see too many quilts.
Great work! We want more, more, more!
Beautiful quilts. Keep them comming.