Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Past Tense

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Today I scanned some of my favorite photos of past projects. I want to share a couple of them with you. When my granddaughter Mikaela was about 3 or 4 years old, I made her a Sunbonnet Sue quilt from the book "Leisure Arts Presents Quick Quilts". The teal green border doesn't show up as pretty here. Both the pink and the green had tiny polka dots. There is a yellow inner border. It was machine appliqued and machine quilted.  It was just a simple ditch in the ditch quilting. Tiny satin ribbons were tacked on it too.. Mikaela is almost 16 now and recently sent me a photo of it by cell phone. She apparently is still enjoying it.

Mikaela's Sunbonnett Sue quilt.

Close-up of a block.

Probably my favorite quilt that I made was my granddaughter Sierra's crib quilt. I got the pattern from a quilt magazine when Sierra was a baby. She is 12 now. I don't remember the name of the magazine now. It is a redwork quilt. I collected red fabrics here in Tennessee and in California where she lives. I hand-embroidered the snowball blocks. The quilting is by machine, but nothing fancy. But, I love it!

Me and Sierra's quilt

Hand-embroidered snowball blocks.


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