Sunday, January 11, 2015

Quilts for Graham's family

I finished this quilt in November of 2013 for my partner's parents. They have been really helpful and supportive and have treated me like family. So what to give to people that have everything? A quilt, of course. The inspiration for this quilt was their back-to-the-land lifestyle of raising food, keeping bees, and hunting deer on their 20 acres. The design is loosely based on a pattern by Boo Davis from the book Dare to be Square and a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman called Honey. I added a paper pieced bee in  the upper right corner and used fabrics that echo their interests.

This little quilt is for my nephew Harper to celebrate his birth. It was finished in November 2013 and is my own design. The majority of the fabrics are Cloud 9 Organics from a couple of lines of their great scrap packs. I quilted it with a square spiral that tilts as it goes around. 

Since these quilts are staying 'in the family', I look forward to seeing them through the years.

Where I've been...

Obviously, I  haven't been blogging. My life has gotten derailed by the news and addition of a baby boy. He's great but takes a lot of time. 
The last quilt I finished was before he was born and is his. I put a lot of pressure on myself to make his baby quilt the best quilt I've ever made, but in the end, I think I could've done better. The thing I realized about having a kid is that now I have an excuse to make even more quilts. Blanket forts, here we come!