Friday, March 6, 2009

A tour of my quilt collection

My dear husband, Jason has brought to my attention this oversight on my part. He mentioned after a recent trip to Nebraska that I should write a blog about his Grandma's quilts. I thought I'd take this one step further and give you a complete tour of my quilt collection.

This quilt is Jason's current favorite. It's one of three I made with the same fabrics for my 2 best friends and I several years ago. We call them the "Sisters quilts". Whenever Jason is sick, he likes to snuggle under this because it has a really soft flannel back. Well, not even just when he's sick. It's his favorite.

This is the only quilt I've made for myself to keep. All of the others have been to give a way.
I hadn't even learned how to do a binding yet. This quilt I think I did about 6 or 7 years ago. My how I've improved.

Jason's Grandma V. made this for his high school graduation. He requested a really big quilt and ended up with this.

Lily wanted to join in on the photo fun. I love how big her eyes are here.

My mom made this quilt and gave it to me at my bridal shower. It is one of the two that usually gets pulled out to snuggle under in the living room. I think it's the only one I have that she's made for me.

Grandma V. made this lap quilt a long, long time ago.

Grandma V. made this pair of quilts for us for our wedding. Mine is the pink and Jason's is the blue.

Jason's Grandma Clara made this quilt for our wedding. She asked which colors we wanted and made it off of that.

It's so rich. I love the fabrics she chose. I love the pattern she chose for the quilting. I'm not sure if she did it herself, or sent it out to someone to do.
This is the label she put on the quilt. It used to have a scanned image of our wedding invitation on the fabric, but that has worn off and you can't see much of it anymore.

This is probably at least one my favorites if not my very favorite. Jason's Grandma V. made it a long time ago. When we described it to her, she didn't even remember it. I love how it is completely random. The only structure to it is the square pattern. The colors are placed randomly and are complete contrasts to one another.

My favorite quilts aren't necessarily really fancy. They aren't necessarily things I've made myself. While I really enjoy quilting, I like to recieve the love from other people, too. There's a special feeling you get when you lay under a quilt someone has made for you. It's almost like a warm hug. Now, how could anyone want to pass something like that up?

1 comment:

Jessica said...

wow! you have an awesome talent! those are BEAUTIFUL quilts! I cannot even begin to chose a favorite!