Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Here is my family story quilt. I am now working on a Scandinavian heritage quilt, which will be a gift for my second daughter Virginia. Virginia is currently working on her Masters in business, and will be moving out to North Carolina in late January.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Family Story Quilt - Made in Washington, USA

It's been snowing for six days straight, and has broken all historical records for the area of Puget Sound, WA. I have been home-bound the entire time. It's amazing to see all this snow here. It's given me a lot of time to quilt.

I just finished creating a story quilt that depicts six pivotal moments throughout my life in The United States of America and also in Canada.

I used a basic block pattern, with four colors/patterns of cotton material. I drew, cut, stitched and ironed all my own applique. I also embroidered each block by hand to create a scene with the applique. I used a bamboo and cotton batting.

This is a family story quilt, that I will be giving to my eldest daughter for Christmas this year. I just started on a second quilt today, for my second daughter. It's a traditional patchwork, using just squares, triangles, and boarders of cotton. On the back I will embroider my silhouette, and a note to her. I hope to get the second one done by Christmas as well.