Sunday, December 4, 2011

Quilt Flashback

Hello Everyone,

This weekend I am having a little quilt flashback!  I am at my parents home and decided to document the quilts that I have made over the years and have given to them.  Come along with me for the ride...

First up is Winning Hand otherwise known as Card Trick.


This was made for my Mom in 1995.  She loves these colors.  I used Eleanor Burns' Quilt In A Day book, Winning Hand.  Her method was quick and easy. 


Mom uses this at the foot of the bed and it looks quite nice in the room.

The next quilt is a King Size and is a Courthouse Steps.  This was made for my parents in more "manly" colors.  This one was also made by using Eleanor Burn's book Courthouse Steps.  

I completed it in 1996. 


This is the quilt that drove me to long arm quilting.  It was big and cumbersome to put through my little domestic machine.


The quilting was very basic stitch in the ditch and simple straight line quilting.This was the last quilt that I quilted on my domestic machine.  I could dress it up a bit and take it back to do some more quilting.  Maybe just maybe!

The next quilt was made for my dad in 2002.  I had seen this great golf fabric.  Both my parents love to golf!  So, I had to purchase some fabrics that played well with the golf fabric. 


I used Terry Atkinson's pattern Yellow Brick Road and created this quick little lap quilt for Dad.


This is a great pattern for a gift, quick easy, and very practical.

When I saw the fabrics and this quilt pattern, I knew I had to make this for Mom.  It was a quilt kit, but perfect for her and her decor.


This is just a log cabin pattern, but because of the fabrics and how they are placed, you get a color wash effect.


Again, this is a perfect quilt for my Mom and graces their sofa in the family room.  I completed this one in 2003.

In order to take these photos in good light, I needed to take the quilts outdoors onto the deck.  But look what I had to battle....


This little guy was waiting by the door for some nuts.  So of course, I had to wait too.  But it was worth it, I really wanted to share with you these quilts from "back in the day" as my kids would say.


Until Next Time...

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11 comments:

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Thanks for a trip 'back in the day'. My first quilt was Eleanor Burns and I own the yellow brick road pattern, but never used it. Funny how we've changed...

Nifty Quilts said...

Your quilts were lovely, even "back in the day." Your talent with pleasing color and design was always there.

Christine L said...

Your "Back in the Day" quilts look great, just like your Present day quilts, it is always fun to see how much quilting has evolved. Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

What fun, I just loved the flashback!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a great quilt show from your past Jackie - they are all beautiful.

Lisa said...

Thank you for sharing Jackie. A lovely collection of quilts.

Pam at Antique or Not said...

What gorgeous quilts! I'm a brand new quilter and just purchased the Yellow Brick Road pattern to use for my very first quilt. I'm glad to know that it's quick and easy, so maybe I'll be able to finish it without pulling all my hair out! LOL

Hugs,
Pam

Thimbleanna said...

What a wonderful daughter you are Jackie. You've made some beautiful quilts for your parents. Now, I feel like such a slacker LOL!

Barb said...

It's fun to visit early quilts isn't it?
Thanks for sharing these. I've always liked card trick and never tried it.

Cathi said...

Your parents must be so thrilled to have a quilting daughter! I really love that colour wash log cabin -- so pretty!!

Becky said...

Enjoyed your quilt show! Thanks so much for sharing!

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