I was talking to someone the other day who has known me & my art for a little while, and didn't know that I make quilts. It's true that I have only quilted a couple of charity ones lately, and I went looking for the last time I shared progress on one of my own quilt creations with you and it was November last year!! That was a shock and a kick up the pants to get going on that again. I did quilt a quilt for Christchurch this year, but the top was constructed by someone else.Anyway - I hoped you might like to see some of the quilts in my house - all pieced, appliqued, and quilted by me.
Starting at the front of the house : (click on any photo to see it larger)
The quilt above most recently occupied the stand in our entrance hall : Made with a pattern by Donna Ward (April 2009)
And this piece, which only had a little stitch on it but I was proud of as a new piece of art, hung on the wall there.
They have recently been changed for quilts I have had up before, but you may not have seen them.
This one is a favourite of my family which I started in a class with Mary Transom for my birthday in June 2008 (I completed the quilt the following year)
And this from a pattern by Jacqui Karl (another top that started a couple of years before completion in 2007)
On the wall between the kitchen and dining room hangs this small quilt from a pattern by McKenna Ryan. I made 2 of these in April 2008 - the other hangs in my friend's kitchen in Woodville.
And in the laundry - a much earlier piece : I made 3 of these for Xmas 2002 (altho mine didn't get finished until January 2003) - the others hang in my mother's and mother-in-law's houses (sorry - can't remember who to credit for this pattern).
Hope you have enjoyed the quilt tour so far. Will take you down our hallway next time. And hope to show you some new quilt creation soon....