Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Found in a scrapbook from the past...

Just flipping through the pages from the early 1980's.

2 of my quilts featured in Quilter's Newsletter magazine....the bright red and yellow was a honorable mention winning quilt in a contest held by Woman's Day...and later featured in a book.

The Tumbling blocks wall hanging hung above my fireplace for several seen in this photo of my sister, Elaine, during the 1980's.

This article was in the Arkansas Gazette Little Rock newspaper.

I designed a quilt for the 150th anniversary of the city of Little Rock. It features the traditional block called "Little Rock" and a spiky 9 patch star. I designed and drafted the pieced border.

More wall hangings from this era and an article in Quilt magazine.



Then, I was invited by Fairfield, the batting company, to make a garment for their fashion show at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. I made a kimono using the "Tumbling Blocks" pattern. It was hand pieced and hand quilted....with some velveteen and border print added.

It was photographed on the model and was used in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine.


These were fun days for quilt making ......we were lucky even to find cotton fabrics!

VIP fabrics, Cranston print works, Peter Pan and Concord fabrics were popular!


Thursday, April 03, 2014

Granddaughters need quilts!

These 2quilts are about to be shipped!

One is a disappearing four patch....

with a "Hello Kitty" border.

The other is a "plus sign" quilt in reds and aqua.

It has a peppermint striped binding.

The twins were escaping from their cribs and now adjusting to sleeping on a pallet. They will eventually each have a twin size big girl bed....below Sophie and Nina try out the pallet.

For now, their pink ruffled crib quilts, in a tangle here, are not quite big enough. The new quilts will be just right!

No matter where or what quilts...there is nothing sweeter than the sleeping child! Nina here.