Friday, May 9, 2008

More Little Quilts

I'm really getting into a groove with these little quilts. I've been enjoying reading a couple of books recently purchased on, in particular the following book:

There are many lovely quilts in this book covering the generations of one family. This one in particular really leaped off the page at me. I love Depression Era quilts and I thought this was a particulary lovely pattern.

I think I would love to do this as a bed quilt some day but thought I would start small first! This was so much fun to do! Again, all hand pieced, 1.5 inch squares.

I can't decide whether to add the plain border around this little one or not. I think I like the idea of stopping here, quilting it and bringing the back to the front for the binding. This is the way my Grandmother bound all of her quilts and it's the way I learned first.

So, now I have to finish the quilting on my Little Bow Ties, just need to finish the border, and then I have Frosty and Fries to quilt and this one. I'm heading off to my parents this weekend for a few days while my Dad has surgery. I'll have plenty of time waiting around in waiting rooms so I'm taking these to quilt while I'm there. I'll probably take a little piecing as well, it's not like I don't have any to do! Hopefully I'll have three little quilts finished to report when I return.

To all the mothers out there I wish you a very Happy Mother's Day! My furry kids "gave" me a lovely little Vera Bradley Pink Elephant wallet for my present! How sweet of them...tee hee hee...


Catherine said...

Your little quilt is wonderful! That book looks fabulous!

Hope everything goes well with your father.

Amanda said...

What a pretty little quilt. I think I'm going to have a go at making some - though what do you do with them once they're finished? Best wishes for your father.

Quilting_Basket_Case said...


I enjoyed reading your blog. I was fascinated by the book--Threading the Generations. Carol Vickers who helped author this book is in my quilt guild. Her husband was my English literature professor at East Central Community College, and I now work there. I loved the book, also. My mother gave me an autographed copy for Christams one year.

I am totally new to blogs--I've just begun my own and desperately need to crop and resize some pictures. Maybe by the time you get through your move, mine will begin to show some hope. I also enjoy embroidery and gardening, and I enjoyed your photographs.