Friday, August 17, 2007

Encyclopedia: Q

Q is for Quilts

Are you starting to see a trend here... Everything I have posted is family, food, reading, music (but not the hip kind) or quilt/sewing related. Yikes... I guess I would have fit in well in Little House on the Prairie times.

Anyway, I digress.

I love quilts. They are such a great form of comfort and beauty, not to mention a great source of stress relief if working on a quick quilt! I love making them, getting them as a gift, and buying them.

This quilt I just picked up at Hobby Lobby the other day. I went in for $1.50 ric-rac, and came out with this and a few other things. But hey, it was on sale for 50% off, and it gives a great shot of color and excitement to my living room! I have draped it over the couch for now. Not the bast made thing I have ever seen, but for only $60 (which is less than I could have made it for), I love it!

This next quilt is a gift for my mother. She has made me several quilts over the years, and I think it is time she had one herself. Of course, I start making it when I was pregnant with Emma... I got about 1/4 of the hand quilting done on it, but then I stalled out, and every time I would walk into my sewing room it would make me feel guilty. I finally decided to send it to an Amish quilting service. They finished the quilting and bound it for me, and I just got it back yesterday (wasn't that good timing?) It turned out beautifully! So Mom will be taking it home with her when the family comes to visit in a couple of weeks. Yeah!


8 comments:

The Queen said...

Those are both so pretty. Mom's is really nice. Great job!

Jodi said...

Beautiful quilts and the chocolate popcorn below looks delicious! YUM!

Carla said...

What a beautiful quilt, Ginger. And I know that the colors are even nicer in person. No one has ever given me a quilt for *just* me, before. :)
Thank you so much! Beautifully pieced and I love the quilting design.
I'm so delighted!

Barbara said...

Ginger they are beautiful. Your Mom will love it I know.
Hugs
Grammy

Julianne Rose said...

i love the quilt you made me, not only is it beautiful - but hilarious as well! haha. so many good moments spent with it's wonderful advice on how to find a husband.

and i love that picture of sophie crawling next to that quilt. it's so so so cute.

Leslie said...

that quilt you made for your mom is beautiful, ginger! is the border applique or is that the print on the fabric? was it made just for quilting borders? i've never seen fabric like that . . .

Ginger said...

The borders are made from a striped fabric. I joined them in the middles and mitered them at the corners to get the effect you see. My first time making mitered borders, but they turned out well. I had great instructions!

Jenny said...

great quilts. mine is on hold, again. :) i like working on quilts, too. such fun!