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Monday, May 11, 2009

Three or More Tuesday

For Three or More Tuesday, I've chosen to show you some of my quilts. I've tried quilting, and I'm not good at it. I can't see well enough to make the stitches as small as I want, and I'm too picky to do them any other way. I have numerous quilts and thought I'd show you a few.
I found these squares already made up, in some of my Grandma's stuff. I believe it is a modified dresden plate, and might be one that grandma made up on her own. Each piece was sewn together by hand. I began with the squares and went from there.

Here's the whole quilt. I put it together and paid someone else to quilt it. I had a hard time trying to decide what colors to use. The orange is SO bright, and I am SO not an orange fan, but I used the green and orange borders, with a pale peach to tone down the squares. I love the way it turned out.
This quilt rack holds my red/navy snowman quilt purchased from Penneys on clearance a few years back, the yellow double wedding ring quilt made by my Grandma Alley for our wedding gift in 1972, the small one on the left front is my son's baby quilt also made by my Grandma Alley, and the front one on the right is my baby quilt ALSO made by Grandma Alley.

And my double knit quilt made by my mother in law. You know how double knit NEVER wears out!!!
And last, but not least there is my t-shirt quilt that was my Metamorphosis Monday post this week.
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  1. I'm still making my Pink Saturday Rounds...
    I love baby feet too - yummy pinkness!

    What a great Mother's day photo, so many generations - a family heirloom to be sure!

    And, last but not least, your quilts are beautiful, there's nothing like something that's homemade!

    Enjoy your week!

  2. Such beautiful quilts and such talent! Thanks for sharing.

  3. You have quite a quilt collection! All different and very nice - I know that you enjoy the memories attached.

  4. How wonderful that you were able to finish your grandmother's quilt. And that baby quilt is priceless!

  5. Those quilts are fabulous.
    thanks for sharing them.

    barbara jean

  6. I have tried so many different arts and crafts but quilting is just not my strong point. You have done a great job on yours. You can bet the rest of us can't see the stitches anyways.

  7. Great quilts. My Grandma did a quilt for me for my 1st wedding and a matching one a year later when my son was born. I know what you mean about making small stitches. I could never get it. My grandma's quilts were fabulous. I'm glad that quilting has never gone away. Quilts always have such fabulous memories attached to them.

  8. You have a really beautiful collection there! And I give you credit in coming through on Grandma's quilt, she must be smiling knowing it is finally finished! :-D

    Wonderful post. Have a wonderful week!



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