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.
Blue & White Shock
Splash of color for hubby!
Country Hues for my son-in-law.
My first work!!
Guest room lavender!
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.
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.