Friday, October 30, 2009

Vicki's Quilt

A quilt for my mother-in-law.  It is a large throw quilt size.  Machine pieced and machine quilted.

I love you Mom!  Thanks for such a wonderful husband, your son Kevin!
Matthew with Mom and Dad

Me, Matt, Mom and Sarah

Sarah and Mom

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cell phone cases

Here are some pics of some of the things my mom and I have been working on.  Cell phone cases are a big hit at my work.  We started making these about a month ago and now we have a big special order request for Holiday presents just with friends and co-workers.  We hope to start selling these on our new Etsy store sometime soon! 

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Paul learns photoshop

I know these pics don't have much to do with quilting, but my son Paul is in his first year at MICA..Maryland Institute College of Art.  He is there on a Presidential Scholarship for his photography.  He is a wonderful artist and hopefully he got some of that from me :)  Take a look at the first two pics, wouldn't they be really cool quilts?  Maybe I should surprise him and make a quilt for him out of one of his assignments.  I think here he is learning to use photoshop.  This class is called EMAC..Electonic Media and Communications.  I will share more with you as he progresses through his years there. 

Monday, October 19, 2009

Another EBAY find turned quilt

This is a small wallhanging I made from 4 blocks I bought off of EBAY for $5.00   It was only peiced together but not quilted.  I used a red and white feedsack as the back and border.  This was maching pieced and machine quilted. 
Hope you enjoy! 

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My first quilt ~ 1992

This quilt was made in 1992.  I had made many quilts before this but they were all wall hangings or baby quilts.  This is the first full sized quilt I had ever made.  The pattern is the Texas Star.  This is the first quilt I ever used a rotary cutter to make strips.  It was a "quilt in a day" class I took.

My life was interesting in 1992!  I had two kids at the time, Jimmy was 3 and Paul was a baby.  I can't believe how long ago that was!  Right now, Jimmy is 21 and paul is 18. 

Jimmy then - 3 years old

Jimmy now at 21

Paul then - 3 months old

Paul now - 18 years old

This is Matt as a baby in 1994 and Paul at 3 years old

Above is all three in 1994 and below in 2008!  Boy how they have changed!!!

I really can't not put in a pic of Matt who was not born yet when I made that quilt.  The pics were taken last thanksgiving so I am dying to take them again soon.  All but Matt is away at college now I am looking forward to having them all together again for the holidays soon!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sarah's Quilt

Sarah is my step daughter.  When I first met Kevin in 2003, his daughter was only 13 years old and now she is sophmore at Peace College in Raliegh North Carolina.  This is the first quilt that ever made for her.  I let her pic out the fabric and she picked out fabrics herself.  She loved it and even though it is not my favorite quilt, she loves it. 

This is Sarah now, a young women.  I am going to have to make her another quilt!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Zachary's Adoption Quilt

This is Zachary.  Our friends adopted him from Peru. This is his baby quilt.  I made it out of old feedsacks. 
All machine pieced and quilted.  This young man is now 2 years old and has a new brother also from Peru that just arrived.  Congrats to our good friends Linda and Scott! 

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Corina's Quilt

Hi everyone.  I am getting ready to go into work again, but thought I would share another past favorite of mine.  This one was made for my very best friend Corina.  Corina and I met in our senior year of high school and became fast friends.  She had just moved to Maryland from Venezuela with her whole family.  We went to college together and were best friends all through school.  After graduation, she got a job working for the World Bank and moved back to Venezuela, met her husband and had a family.  She lived there until 2006 when she moved back to the USA.  While away, she had five kids.  We kept in touch with emails, pics and through some of her family that still lived here, she visited Maryland a few times in that time period but we really did not get to spend time together until she moved to Texas.  My family went to visit her and her family in the summer of 2006 in Mission Texas. We spent the week visiting different places in Texas and had a grand time!  This is the quilt that I made for her to celebrate our 30 year friendship!  She still is my best friend and I am so excited to say that she and her family are now US citizens!  They fled Venezuela due to the horrible conditions there (don't get me started on that subject!).  We are planning a girls week now for January and I can't wait.  Hmmm....where should we go?

This is Corina and me in 2006

This is how I signed her quilt, see a close up at the top.  The quilt was hand appliqued but machine quilted.  Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Patriotic Quilt

This quilt was made for my neighbor Linda in 2005.  She and her familly moved next door to us in 2003 and were only going to be here for 2 years from Dublin Ireland.  They were only here for her husband's job and we became fast friends.  When she left I wanted her take something home with her to remind her of thier time here in Maryland USA.  I made this quilt for her and signed the back with a seperate quilt block placed on the back.  I hand quilted this with several different sized circles all over the quilt.  I always take pictures of my quilts to catalog them and remember them fondly.  I loved this one so much, I ended making another one just like this for myself and have it hanging in my home.  Hope you enjoy. 


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