Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Quilts


This is my beautiful quilt that my mother made and gave to me over the weekend. It is quilted by hand. She let me pick out what colors I wanted and then she chose the fabrics and the design and worked on it all winter. This picture really doesn't do it justice. I would love to make my own quilt someday. I have quilted before after someone gave me the quilt top, but I haven't picked out my own colors, picked the design, pieced the top together and then quilted on my own. I would like to start with a baby quilt and see how that goes. Take the material from the clothes that I made my daughter growing up and make a multi-colored piece.


This is the quilt that I helped with. My great-aunt made the quilt top and my mother-in-law and I quilted it. It will be a nice piece to hand down one day. The craft that I do the most is crocheting. I enjoy making afghans for my friends and family. I just completed a cream color afghan for a upcoming wedding. I'm getting ready to start on embroidering some pillowcases for my bed. I haven't embroidered for awhile, so this should be interesting! If I didn't work outside the home, I would get a lot more fun things like this accomplished.

2 comments:

suburban prep said...

What a beautiful gift.

SLC said...

That is beautiful. What a nice gift. My mother recently started quilting. She made me a reversible quilted table runner for the Fall & winter holidays. It's A LOT of work.