Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I am making this little gem for a very special person, that is all I will say about this one. Except, I used Jeni's, from In Color Order, Patchwork Cheveron Pattern....http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/01/patchwork-chevron-quilt.html#more
Although, I am a GATOR FAN, I made this FSU Quilt for this special person!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Since my wedding is in April, I am trying to squeeze in life, planning, working, & most of quilting in to my life. So I have decided since this is a big year for Jason and I that I would make a Year Long Wedding Quilt for us. Each month I will make a square using a pattern I saw on Texas Freckles & Two More Seconds' Blogs.... So I grabbed some scraps and this is the first square.... I just love it, so non-traditional.
So, now I have to make another one to make up for January. By the end of the year I will have 12 squares and an Awesome quilt for our bed!!!
Saturday, February 4, 2012
In the 1930's a young boy and his mother sat in an Pennsylvania living room and began to sew a quilt. A Double Wedding Ring pattern was chosen. The fabrics were traditional 1930's prints, tiny flowers, polka dots, stripes.
The little boy held a needle with his tiny fingers and followed his mothers direction. When the top was finished and backed it was folded up and put on a shelf. Soon after that the little boys mother and father passed away 6 months within each other and the quilt was quickly retrieved by another family member only to be stored the same way.
The little boy is my grandfather who we lovingly call Poppie. A wonderful man with a heart of gold. Poppie grew up and met my Nannie, who is just adorable, they had 2 children, Bevy ( my momma) and Bruce ( my awesome uncle). Years pass and grandbabies were born and now all grown up. Then a neice of my Poppies brings him a gift. Yes! The Double Wedding Ring in mint condition.The quilt he helped his momma make and the quilt she had touched and loved.
So, while I was home on weekend doing some wedding planning, my Poppie pulls out the quilt. I was in awe. I couldn't speak, which is rare. All I new is I was looking at my family history and a piece of love between a mother and a child. I was in tears. It was awesome. It was beautiful. So check it out...
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
So, this is my Momma's Quilt. I have never made her one before, but I decided it was time. So for her birthday I decided to do one that would match her Quilt Lair. The walls are a sweet yellow and the dress form she has has a Paris motif on it...
So this is what I came up with.
She makes it even more cute!!