I love quilts. I love strip quilts and wedding band quilts and yo-yo quilts and art quilts and crazy quilts and I have never met a quilt I didn’t like, although I tend to prefer whites and I tend to prefer squares.
I love to look at quilts, I love to make quilts, and most of all, I love to snuggle with quilts. I am a blanket girl. My girls are blanket girls.
A good quilt is soft and cold. The best quilts are the old ones, the ones that are worn-out and tattered, because they are the softest.
I have a fairly serious cotton fetish, since I have sensitive skin. I could easily be a fabric junkie.
I have learned to control myself. I struggle to control myself. I fall in love with fabric.
Papa Quilts (quilts made by my dad, embroidery by my mother):
Quilted pillows gifted to me this winter by Lady Molly Quilts:
Art quilt made also by Lady Molly Quilts:
Bubba’s baby quilt, made by Granny:
The Mister’s baby quilt:
Quilt purchased for me by my in-laws at a church auction:
Then I have quilts in various stages of work. My one and only completely finished quilt has already been gifted to HME. It was a nine-patch pattern in jewel tones, and I’m not going to search for the photo…
Sassy’s keepsake baby quilt:
I have Moo’s pieces cut and ready to sew. One child at a time, hmm?
Then there are the mass-produced quilts…Still comforting.
From Laura Ashley:
But here’s me, a few months ago, with a few squares of my favorite project:
A much beloved, much respected woman in our lives left me a ton of vintage fabric, everything from clothing scrap to calicoes. The fabric is in varied condition. Some of them are remnant pieces from her own quilts, and some are yards. In order to make the most use of all the pieces, the only way to salvage most of it — is to use a tiny pattern.
This one will be mine. This one is 100% hand-pieced and will be hand-quilted, or perhaps merely tacked — I certainly have time to decide. I assume I will finish it when I am an old woman, but I do so love to sit and stitch from time to time, so it’s a labor of love. Each square is one inch by one inch, and it takes 12 inches to make each block…
People often ask me how big it will be. REALLY BIG? I have no idea. One day, I will find myself nearing the end of the fabric pieces, and then I guess I’ll have a better idea.