- Traveling Mandala
- Dan's T-Shirt Quilt
- Doll Quilt
- Tricky Ts
I know one big tub holds batting pieces and two hold many many T-shirts that I resolve some day to make into quilts for my daughter and my younger son. That resolve is wavering since the T-shirt quilt I did make for the older son has been left home indefinitely, no nostalgia for it in his adult life, now married with wife and children. I suspect that my daughter and younger son have also moved beyond those memories. Sometimes I think it is the mom, not the T-shirt wearer, who hangs on the longest. I am leaning toward abandoning the concept of making two other T-shirt quilts, thus reducing guilt.Doll Quilt (54"w x 61"h)
The blocks in this quilt were made by members of my very first quilt guild, Piecemakers in Livermore. I took my very first class in FMQ from a teacher my daughter knew in Oklahoma shortly after she quilted this. For closeups on her FMQ of this quilt, completed on a domestic machine, not a longarm, visit posts dated 2/20/13, 2/5/13, and for completion of the quilt itself visit posts dated 3/13/13 and 1/9/14.
This quilt was made from from a pattern out of my first quilting book, the classic Quilts, Quilts, Quilts by Diane McClun and Laura Nownes using bandanas. It is rather ragged from daily use by my older son during his middle school and high school years. Also bandanas were a rather thin and not a very durable fabric choice but it did add a bit of fun to have included the text printed on them. The fabric dyes from those years were not stable and the background turned from black to brown with age. Tricky Ts predates my quilt blog DianeLoves2Quilt so I have no further history on it. But I still have it! It did not go with my older son when he left home and went off to college.
Could the "New Beginnings"theme mean baby quilts? This thought entered my mind having just been blessed earlier in the week with a sixth grandchild, a new granddaughter, Irene, born January 11, 2021, weighing 8 lb 11 oz. If the theme means baby quilts I have none to show. I have given them all away to the babies and I have not completed Irene's yet. Here are the first quilts of the first five grandchildren. I cannot hang them out, but I have pictures.