Wednesday, September 23, 2009
This is a quilt I made in the Fall of 2007 in my first quilt class ever. I took the class at my favorite quilt store in Southern California, Cotton and Chocolate. The sample quilt was beautiful. My classes were during the big fires that surrounded Santa Clarita (and we got three days off school for). The quilt is from the book 11 Laps from Fats and is called Jingle all the Way. I used fabric from the In the Pink line by Buggy Barn. I enjoyed the three other women in the class and my instructor and I really like the quilt.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
For the Christmas of 2007 I made my friend Anne Nicole a small quilt to hang in her house in Savannah. She has an old fashioned wash stand and I wanted to make a quilt she could hang there or anywhere else in her house that she wanted. I called her oldest and had her measure so I could make something that would fit. I also wanted to learn how to paper piece, so I decided I'd make her some Civil War blocks from the Civil War Diary book. It's an appropriate choice since she immersered herself in the Civil War when she moved to the South. I like a lot of the blocks and most turned out pretty well. I sashed them with a tea dyed/stained muslin and a blue border and backing.