Monday, December 29, 2008

Latest Completed Quilts

I know it has been quite some time since I posted anything about my quilting projects.


I am still pursuing that craft whole heartily. Must say I have not purchased any fabric in quite some time - got enough in my stash to make more quilts than I have fingers and toes.

I am presently hand quilting one for Josh as I promised to do. Got another top made and will start it as soon as finished with the present one. So - if guessing - I will start making another top about the middle to last of January. Have not decided for sure which pattern or fabric choice will be the one I opt for then.



Made two quilts - baby size- like this one. Gave one to grandson for his new baby. The other one will be kept until I need one for a gift. With using the cheater pattern fabric it went together real fast.

Loved the combination of the colors - and who can resist Snoopy.

Son in law Tony loves T-shirts and especially those with hot rods on them. He gets a new shirt each year from some car show there in OKC - and like most men he did not want to part with these classic shirts...so he asked me to make another quilt for him using them.


This is the first time I ever tried sewing the block complete with top, batting and backing -then machine quilting...then joining all the blocks together to complete the quilt. It was a learning experience for sure. But to show love being sewn in each block I hand quilted the sashing.


Remember when I started this way back in the summer. It was such a fun scrappy quilt. Not much of a pattern going on...made the block and then sized it to 10 1/2 inches(if I remember correctly). Used small buttons as the door knobs on the cabin door. Lots of hand quilting went into it as the logs were one inch wide..two inches apart on the tree limbs. As you can tell it was a huge quilt.



Leon wanted me to give it to a couple that operates a deer, turkey, etc. hunting lease. They live in the western part of the state. Number 1 son goes out there many times during the season to hunt. I had only met them once - they seemed to be such a nice pair. Received such a nice thank you card from the woman. From what I hear she captured the quilt immediately and does not want to share it with anyone.

16 comments:

Susie Harris said...

What beautiful artwork! You are so talented my dear friend! What a treasure~

Amanda said...

What lovely quilts, the baby quilts are really cute and I love the alternate blocks in the t-shirt quilt. But my favourite has to be the cabin and trees quilt, how could you bear to part with it?

Bo said...

Hi Amelia...all of these quilts are so lovely...really they are works of art. The trees & cabins quilt would have been hard for me to part with. ;-) Bo

Kristie said...

You certainly have been very busy! I love all of the quilts! I think you do a wonderful job handquilting! Lots of love in every quilt!
Kristie

Tropical Screamer said...

What beautiful quilts. The people receiving them are so lucky. It's hard to pick a favorite one since they are all so pretty and all so different.

Thank you for sharing pictures.

Darilyn

Michelle said...

Your quilts look wonderful, and I can tell a lot of love went into them. All of the recipients are very blessed.
Michelle

Hazel said...

You've been a busy lady ,there all wonderful .the t-shirt one will be treasured for years .How generous of your to give the tree one to a lady you hardly know ,I can only imagine her delight when she received it .

bj said...

Oh, wow...these are so so pretty, Amelia. I know how much work goes into each quilt and you have put lots of hours into these.
The cabin quilt is magnificent....

Picket said...

What beautiful treasures girl! I love these..especialy the T-shirt one..I loved the pattern you did with the red & yellow design between the t-shirt pattern...what a sweet thing for you to give that quilt to that couple..I am sure she will treasure it....What a beautiful talent you have girl! Have a great day!

bj said...

Thank you for the nice birthday wishes....
Happy New Year, bj

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

Hello! My name is Nika! I so like your blog! We are from Russia. My husband and I to work with students. We organize many clubs to construct attitudes friendship and to speak them about the Christ. I have ladys club, we to do hand made cards, scrapbook, quilt and crosstitch. It is good opportunity to testify about our God and His love! Every Saturday I have craft club for ladyes. We do cards, quilt, crochet, cross stitch too. It very not usual and new to Russian culture. I to study from different blogs how to make cards, made quilt and to use different technics. We are missionary to the Far East Russia. We are russian. We live in city Birobidzhan, it is the Jewish region in Russia. A lot of Jews live here. They have synagogues and to celebrate religious holidays. But many of them do not know the Christ. We have 2 daughters. Polina is 8 years and Liliya is 2 years.And if you are interesting about us I shall be glad give answer to you. I will glad if you can write me.Sorry my English.
Nika

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Eileen said...

Love the music and what a great cabin quilt. That lady should be very proud of it. What a gift.
Love you borders.

Emig Family said...

The hot rod quilt is used and enjoyed every day. Thank you!

julieQ said...

Thank you for sharing these quilts! I love the house and trees quilt, it reminds me of the mountains.

Jen said...

Amelia~
I absolutely am in love with this log cabin and pine tree quilt.
Gorgeous! Do you sell these?
FYI-- found you by searching around on how to add a signature to my blog posts and found the answer and saw your reply to the blog that popsted some help and for some reason clicked on your blog.

Halcyon said...

All of your quilts are so beautiful! I especially like the last one.

Which reminds me, my Gran gave me a 1930s vintage quilt made by the loving hands of my great-grandmother. It has embroidered flower blocks. I'll have to take a picture and post it on my blog. I'm sure you would appreciate it.