Quilting

I’ve got a hobby that started just a few years ago in earnest called quilting.  My grandmother Bradley used to quilt for the whole family.  She saved every scrap of fabric leftover from making grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s clothes.  I think I got my talent from her as none of the other family on my mom’s side quilted that I know of and my Mom had to many kids (7) to think about sewing for a hobby; it was only done by necessity.  I love the peace it brings me and the satisfaction of piecing together bits of fabric and making something beautiful.  Here are a few that I have pictures of that I’ve made.

 

9 Patch w red backing quilt 001

 

Nine Patch

 

HEATHERS MIRACLE

 

Blue & White Shock

Hunting Season 2011 072

 

Splash of color for hubby!

Joels Christmas quilt 2011 (3) Joels Christmas quilt 2011 (4)

 

Country Hues for my son-in-law.

margarets fall 2010 quilt 001

 

Margaret’s Quilt

rita's first quilt

 

My first work!!

sweet-sixteen-lavender-quilt-2008

 

Guest room lavender!

VICTORIAS CAT QUILT

 

Victoria’s Cats

I’ve made a quilt for my son but don’t have pictures of it.  I made my first quilt with blocks of candlewicking of mauve and pink  butterflies and used unbleached muslin as the background and backed it with mauve flannel.  It was so warm but I can’t find it.    I’ve made two baby quilts and here they are.

Melisa Kele's baby quilt

Melisa Kele’s baby quilt

Ripepi baby quilt

Ripepi baby quilt

Now, I’m inspired to get busy and quilt some more.  The hardest part about making a quilt for me is deciding on the pattern and then selecting the colors to make it pop.  Hopefully 2013 will  be filled with quilting masterpieces.

10 responses to “Quilting

  1. Oh my gosh, Rita, these are fabulous. I think we have similar tastes in colors and type of pattern. That’s what I love about quilting, the combination of both the pattern you choose AND the colour combinations. Even if you reverse your use of your darker shades and lighter shades, you can completely change the look. Thank you so much for sharing these photos. You’ve done so many in such a short period of time. I did two when my kids were little (when we lived on our farm and learned that people still quilted, not just my grandma years ago!) and in the past 8 years or so when I started again I’ve done 5. Time to pick up my pace.

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  2. I am working on a 9 diamond for Lauren with Yellow inbetween the squares and turqoise on the back, how would you suggest the quilting to be done…

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  3. Sherry Stainback

    Oh so beautiful!!! You are blessed with great talent!!!

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  4. Rita, those quilts are so beautiful! I can’t imagine the work that goes into one. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  5. Margaret Tongue

    I have my quilt on my bed for Fall!!!!

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