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Monday, April 20, 2009

The Love of Quilting

When I lived in Europe I got into crafting things. Had a friend and neighbor, Deborah Todd. She really love to cook and do crafts. The Southern Living Books was her resource of choice. One year, for Christmas, she gave me a Southern Living Cookbook. It was a year in review catalog cook book. I really cherish that book.

When I returned to the United States I started to collect the Southern Living books. There was a collection of books called "Christmas with Southern Living". It came out once every year. That got me thinking about Deborah. Her house was always done up at Christmas. The pictures were wrapped in Christmas paper with Bows. Deborah changed her whole house to be Christmas!!
I signed up to receive the Southern Living Yearly Christmas books. The first year I learned to quilt This table runner. I did it all by hand. Following the instructions given in the book. this was my first Quilt. A table runner.

Slowly I started to do more and more.
I took a class with my daughter a few years back at a local Quilting Shop. Learning to quilt the Quilters way. We both made quilts by hand, not Machine. Learning to draw and make Pattern pieces, Cut and Hand Piece them together. This was my Autumn table runner.
I got the bug! Started making quilts!!

I made many more but gave them as gifts. At the time I didn't think to take photos. Then my Quilting friend Dee, the owner of the Quilt Shop, told me to always take photos. So Now I have started.

this is a picture of a kaleidoscope quilt I am working on now. I have all the pieces cut and some are sewn together in squares. I am using the Machine for this one. It is a very difficult one. but comming along quite nice. Hoping to finish it this summer.


  1. They're beautiful!!

    I wish I could make something like that. Wonderful!!

  2. Beautiful job! I have made my very first quilt top, but need to take a class to learn borders and then the actual quilting. I can do small projects, wall hangings and such, but haven't yet conquered the bigger quilts.

  3. Very beautiful. You're a talented lady!

    To answer your question: I do ask my family what they'd like on the menu. I don't always put their choices there, but I try to give everyone a chance at something they really like once or twice in the week. Sometimes the cost of their choices makes it impossible. A lot of the time they aren't thrilled with what I chose, but they live with it.

    Thanks for the visit!

  4. Good for you! The look great and what wonderful gifts to give!

  5. That is really cool! You are pretty talented. I can't even sew let alone quilt. Your quilts are beautiful.

  6. I love your quilts, beautiful. I wish I had taken the time to learn when I was younger.

  7. What a wonderful art to pass along to your daughter. The quilting looks beautiful.

  8. Quilting is very popular here in the NW. If winter is long and cold, especially, why not? It's very artistic! I'm so glad you are taking pictures lately. Great post.

  9. Beautiful! I wish I could make such lovely quilts.


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