Quilts

 
   "Iris Dream"
 
 
"Abby's Quilt"
 
 
This is Mom's Memory Quilt.  I hope that she will look at all these pictures and remember the good times our family had.  I love looking at these pictures, especially of my dad, since he passed 6 yrs ago.


This is my recent quilt that I made for Ricky.  He has wanted one of these for a long time and I finally took the plunge and came up with this design.  The quilting is a simple stippling.
This is one of the first quilts I made. The pattern is from Patchwork Quilts Made Easy by Jean Wells. I think it was the Victorian Melody. My aunt hand quilted it for me.




This one I made in a class at the local quilt shop. I think the pattern was from a Fons and Porter book. I use it every year in July.




This is my first queen size quilt that I quilted on my longarm machine. The pattern is from Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville site. Ricky calls it our Halloween quilt.




I made this quilt for a church auction. My aunt hand quilted this one. I really thought someone else would take it home but after it was over Ricky came home with it. I think he felt it should have made more money than it did so he kept bidding on it. The fabric was donated to the women of the church, not my favorite colors, but it turned out okay. I used a crown of thorns pattern.



This quilt is from Bonnie Hunter's site. I like her mystery patterns, I think this one was Carolina Crossroads. I had this one quilted at my local shop.




A log cabin lap quilt I made a few years back. This one I quilted on my domestic machine.




This one holds a special place in my heart. It's made from flannels and paper pieced. The pattern is Indian Summer by Judy Niemeyer. I gave this quilt to my dad and he used it to keep him warm while he battled with Luekemia. After his death, my brother was diagnosed with cancer so I gave it to him to use. Every time I would visit him he would have this quilt on his bed. After his death, my sister-in-law gave it back to me. Now my mom, who's in a nursing home, uses it during the fall and winter. I have made her a flannel in pastel colors that she uses for spring and summer. This one will always be a comfort quilt for the family and will hold a lot of memories.



This one is all hand stitched and hand quilted. It's one of those stamped pieces that I purchased when my daughter, Amanda, was about 3 yrs old. I think it took me about 20 years to completed it. It was quite a task, something I will never do again, but I love it. I plan on passing it on to Amanda one of these days. After all, it kinda grew up with her!
I like this bargello quilt. It has been used for along time.
It was from a class that was offered at a local Sewing Shop.  The pattern is from The Bargello Quilt Book by Piecemakers. All of the fabric was from a nice little shop in Bell Buckle Tn.  I don't think she is there any longer. I can remember taking a day to go through the shop and other stores in the town.  Mother went with me and we had a great time.