So when we moved to Missouri a while later, I made this quilt you see below. From fabric scraps, walmart sheet and batting from a comforter. I drew out the design on paper and put one block together to make sure it would work. I then made a bed ruffle and shams out of bule sheets to match.This next quilt I hand quilted. I made this for my oldest son for Christmas while he was serving a 2 year mission for our church. He complained of being cold....and I sure hate to be cold so I whippped this up for him.
I found this patten in a quilt magazine that was given to me and made this for my second son for his graduation. If you look real close, you will see the foooooo pahhhh..... my sons pointed this out to me after I had it quilted....look real close....the cl is cut off on class... They got a big kick out of it and to this day will not let me forget this. here is the back... This quilt is big enough to drape across my kingsized bed....so I am guessing it will fit a double or queen bed. The red one was just for a single bed since he did not have much room in his suitcase for much. When I made the red quilt for my son was when I started to really get interested in quilting. When we moved to Texas was when I became obsessed with fabrics, magazines and the likes....and have not looked back since. I have been sewing as long as I can remember. I guess you can say my first quilt was born 21 years ago...funny how the mind slips. But....to be honest....I really did not get into quilting until a few years before we moved to Texas and that was when the red and yellow quilts were born, so it is a Class of 2000 quilt, put a few years on that and I give myself about 14 years of quilting. I did make several quilts and sold them in Missouri.
As my children got older it became easier to lose myself in quilting. I did not know much about quilting and probably still don't, there is alot to learn but where is the joy in it all if you stop learning? And talk about this dumbing down theroy that is going around.....who cares!!! Just do what you like and use the fabrics you like....I enjoy seeing it all and I get inspired from all of you.