Sunday, October 29, 2006

Family Quilts

I pulled the quilts out of the trunk. These are all either ones I inherited or ones I made. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.
No crazy quilts in the bunch, what a shame!

The oldest is the red & tan & beige one, there is a barn raiser, an altered 9 patch, the Sunbonnet Sue, the double wedding ring, and a quilt top that may have been made by a child.

The one's I made are 2 baby quilts - the grandmothers flower garden and the nine patch. Also the small quilt with 2 baskets & flowers. I made the log cabin one and the one next to it I called "Dakota Winter" because I made it (hand stitched) when living in a motorhome in North Dakota during the winter (long story) - the lavender and grays were inspired by barn tops... Oh and there's the one with the 6 pointed stars all by hand using paper template piecing.

I've made many other quilts, most all as donations to fundraisers.

That's it. I've gone completely crazy since those days though - I love crazy quilts, and like to make my little crazy quilt collages - I don't keep them - they all go to ebay or give away.


Anita said...

Oh, I am almost speechless about the beauty of your quilts! What a talented family! Thanks for all these photos!

Beth said...

Awesome quilts Cat! I am almost finished with one I made for my son. Its only taken me 10 years to finish it,,lol. You do great work!

Micki said...

These are great quilts, Cat. Thanks for sharing.

pinar said...

beautiful.. and the colours.. oo they look great.. thanks for sharing..

Naturegirl said...

The beauty and the spirit held within these timeless pieces of artform absolutely strengthens with time! True
treasures your share with us today and I thank you!

Maryellen said...

I didn't know you were into the arts, I thought you just packed and unpacked boxes in your not so spare time.

One Crabapple said...

How much fun am I gonna have right now
enlarging each picture and going over these wonderful treasures ?

kansasrose said...

There is just "something" about quilts...yours are treasures and words and history. What a beautiful collection!