Quilts

I’ve made a few quilts over the years and wanted to have one place where I keep all the pictures of them. So, this is it. In no particular order. And they’re not all here. So as I get pictures of them, I’ll add them.

Baby Quilts

I’ve made a bunch of these because they don’t take too long and I think they make nice gifts.

This one is in my house with Ren.

This one went to Theo in California.

These are my corona quilts, as I basically made them while in quarantine. And they all used scrap that I had left over from other quilts. I think the one with the purple back and yellow binding is probably the best one I’ve ever done. It’s not perfect, but it’s so much better than the other ones. I’m giving it to Julie for Noah whenever I get out of quarantine. The other one is supposed to go to a friend of a friend if they adopt a baby.

This is another corona quilt. It’s for my grand niece or nephew. When I started working on this, most stores were closed, so I couldn’t go to my usual fabric store to buy material. My niece has told me that the baby’s room will be green, so I had to buy material. I’m not a huge fan of green, so I had very little material in that family. I ended up ordering a bunch of fabric online. I made some mistakes and bought the wrong type of material, but it was a good lesson. To pick out some good colors, I went to an online quilting store (fabricworm.com) and bought some actual quilt fabric, which I usually don’t do. It’s much more expensive that what I usually get. But the materials were very pretty. One thing I learned is that I think I’ve been quilting more with light upholstery fabric instead of quilting fabric. The more-expensive fabric was thinner than I thought it would be. I like the sturdier fabric that I’ve used in the past. If my fabric store opens again, I’ll have to go back and see what they have. I still like to feel the fabric when I’m picking it out.

Dr. Seuss

A quilt for my cousin who loves Dr. Seuss and was retiring.

Triangles

This quilt is what showed me that working with triangles and getting corners to match perfectly is a pain. I haven’t done anything that wasn’t a square since this quilt. I should probably try them again. Gave it to Nancy.

My First Quilt

I did this entire quilt by hand because I didn’t have a sewing machine. I still have the quilt on my bed. It’s a little faded, but I still love it and it’s still holding up. Nothing fancy and the batting was really thin, but I’m happy with it. I made this in my condo, so probably around 1998-2002.