Saturday, September 4, 2010

Miniature Quilt Show Part Two

The pattern I used for this quilt is Triple Irish Chain and it's made from some fabrics that Sharyn and Terri put in my Christmas stocking one year. I remember working on this one at one of our Traverse quilt retreats. Lots of memories are sewn into quilts.

The little squares finish off at 1". With so many seams, I didn't dare tackle hand quilting and sent it off to Ann Made Quilts.

The basket quilt is made from fabrics that were purchased somewhere between Howell and Raleigh when Sharyn and I made a trip to Terri's and took a detour along the way to visit a quilt shop. It always brings to mind so many things about that trip, especially how glad I was to arrive in time to be there when Anna was born.

I enjoyed handquilting this one. I don't do much hand quilting anymore. Sometimes I enjoy taking the time to handquilt the baby quilts, even knowing machine quilting would probably be more practical. The larger quilts have been too overwhelming for me to think about handquilting, but as I get closer to retirement look forward to taking the time for it.

I definitely love the finished product.

I don't know the name of this pattern, but I love how it turned out. It's probably the handquilting does it for me. I plan to use the same quilting pattern on my next handquilting project -- it's my favorite.

Here's another quilt that was a Traditions challenge project. I never did finish the quilting on this one. Now that I found it while digging for some fabric, maybe I'll finish it up for fall.

Whenever I look at this quilt I wonder "what was I thinking?" I loved the border fabric and the background fabric worked well with it. I must have made it at a time when I couldn't afford to go out and buy something I liked to add to those fabrics. Because I really don't like the pink fabic and the green only a little bit. This one will get shoved back somewhere where I won't see it again for awhile. Although I do enjoy the handquilting on it.

Now I guess I better think about filling in the pinholes on my front door that are left after my amateur photo shoot.


  1. Ha ha. Love the comment about the pinholes on the front door. Reality. Love visiting all these miniature quilts again. Isn't just amazing how many things you've accomplished, once you start pulling them out & putting them in piles???

  2. That's a really good way of looking at it -- I'll have to browse my blog once in awhile and remember that. I tend to be more amazed at how much I haven't gotten done when I look at my stash and think of all my plans that haven't come to fruition.

  3. You know how they have a "featured artist" in bank lobbies? You could DO THAT!!!