Tuesday, June 26, 2012

More recent quilts - not quilted yet, but tops done


The Wedding Quilt

My niece Megan and Sam Barcelona were married last fall, and it was a beautiful wedding.  I made the gift card box for her which matched her wedding cake pretty much.  As her wedding gift, I made her the quilt below - "Mates for Life".  I love it, and hope she and Sam will too.  The name refers to the fact that cardinals mate for life - a little known fact.  I love cardinals, we have lots in our yard, and my dad used to be able to mimic their sounds and call them.  It's one of my favorite memories.

She, who dies with the most fabric - WINS!

     If you're a quilter, you've probably heard this line before and laughed.

     Well, this weekend I went to an auction where a quilter who has moved into a senior living center sold over 50 large boxes of quilting fabric.  It was unbelievable!  I bought 15 boxes!  Beautiful, beautiful stuff, most of it in large cuts - 2, 3, 5 and even 8 and 10 yards!  All good quality, 99% of it all cotton, the others were beautiful satins, wools, and other great stuff for crazy quilts.  I've got all the backing fabrics I'll ever want with these large cuts which is fabulous!  Ready to choke...?  I spent $220 and got over 100 yards of fabric!   I'm now on my way to being the winner when I die!

      (Actually I'm donating a fair bit of it to quilters in other countries who don't have access to great fabric.  I'm  also planning on making a lot of Quilts of Valor and charity crib quilts and heart patient quilts for our local hospitals.)

So ladies (and gents) - keep an eye out for those great auctions!