Friday, March 14, 2008

Collection of quilts for my Children and Grandchildren

A Collection of Quilts for my children and grandchildren
(updated on Monday...I cropped one of the photos and it looks so much better. I added the dummies at blogging tag too!)

Hi Welcome again to my Show and Tell. I got the inspiration from Kelli over at There's no place like home.
Today I wanted to show you a quilt that I pieced for my daughter when she started college. I was on a trip to Texas using a borrowed friends car so I didn't want to drive too much so I went to a non quilt shop to purchase these fabrics. I got the inspiration from a magazine that I read on my trip down. My daughter was at the time planning to be a school teacher.
Notice that I said in my first line I pieced the quilt. As you can tell it isn't quilted yet. My daughter told me that she really hoped that she wouldn't start getting a bunch of apple themed gifts when she became a teacher. The quilt top got finished and packed away. I never told her about the quilt. BTW she changed her major and went into agriculture. She works for a large chicken producer and is expecting her first child.
Here is a photo of the current quilt that I am working on for her. Hopefully it will not become a part of the unfinished collection. And she will enjoy it.
I started this one a couple of years ago. It is a Cathedral Window and is hand pieced and quilted basically at the same time. It will be a large throw for her living room. It ends up being a really heavy quilt and really warm.
The next photo in this collection was fun.
This quilt I kind of "messed up" a bit. I took an easy star pattern with squares and triangles and instead of making a star I designed a new pattern. I like the way it turned out and it was good experience. It made a great just playtime quilt.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these quilts. I'll post more soon.
Have a Blessed Day and enjoy Show and Tell over at Kelli's blog. Her button is on my sidebar click on it and go see the Show and Tell's there.


Constance said...

This didn't make the guidelines? What the ...!!

I love the quilt tops! I had to laugh about the apple and teacher comment from your daughter. My best friend Brenda, her sister is a teacher and she said she has so much apple stuff she could gag an elephant! Ha Ha! (The only problem is she's a Democrat! Actually now that I think about it, that kind of makes sense!)
Have a great weekend!

Constance said...

DUH!!I realized the porch was your 1 st S&T! For some dumb reason, I thiught that was last weeks! Ha Ha! I think I need another cup of coffee, or maybe breakfast! It's after 11AM! I'm clearly not thinking straight!

Brenda said...

I love the quilts...especially the 2nd one! So pretty! Thanks for sharing! God Bless.

nannykim said...

I love all of the quilts (even the unqilted one! ;-) ) The Cathedral quilt is really nice--you will have to show us a more complete picture of it sometime. I like apples; a lot so an apple collection doesn't sound bad to me;-). Congrats on the little one due in May!

nancy said...

I love a quiltmaker with imagination. Trying something a little different always makes it more interesting. The Cathedral window pattern is gorgeous.

Cjdusse said...

Beautiful quilt. I am going to make one too - if I can get myself to buy the cloth and to convince myself that I will be able to do it! Thnks for sharing


Great work! I am impressed by
anyone who can make quilts!
Just lovely!

The Apron Queen said...

I bet it is warm all snuggled up under one of your quilts!

Stop on by for a visit at Made some Kiss Me I'm Irish Beef & Cabbage yesterday & posted the recipe. Come on over, I'll fix you a plate!

Barbara H. said...

What lovely quilts! That's too bad about the apple one. Maybe some day you'll come across someone who decorates with that theme -- I know a couple of people who do or did.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Nora Lee said...

What beautiful quilts. I have been thinking about learning to quilt, my mother is very good at it, but right now I think I'll have to wait until after my daughter is married in June, just too much going on right now.

Great show and tell!