Monday, February 4, 2013

Fun Quilts

While at the DALLAS QUILT SHOW last March I purchased a variety of blue and yellow fabrics with the intentions of making a small quilt. I had no idea which pattern I would use. So for a few months while I have been recovering from shoulder surgery the fabric has been stewing in my mind. I could not decide just whated to do. All I knew I wanted to re-decorate my bedroom with blue and yellow. At the quilt show I saw a really unique quilt. Each square was a doll dress with a crazy quilt square in the center. I have decided to use that inspiration to make my quilt, only for the center to re-create a watercolor of a merry-go-round and country school. The merry-go-round was built by my father-in-love back in the ‘30’s from recycled cooling pipes for an ice company. The school was a little country school that mother-in-love taught at back in the early 1900’s. The name of the school was Mt. Hope. Back in the days of her teaching a teacher could not be married. (We have come a long way baby!) image of squares Here you will find photos of the squares before they are assembled each one is an original. I did not have just a thought. They are not anything like the quilt I saw at the quilt show. That one was only an. inspiration I just used bits and pieces of fabric and lace. I may embellish with floral embroidery.
Since I am about to be a grandmother for the first time (yea) I have designed a quilt for my granddaughter, who is due on April 8th Here you will see what I came up with I am pleased with the results ing

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