Wednesday, June 21, 2006

More than meets the eye


Looking over my postings, one would think that I do nothing but work on designs and patterns for my Guild Retreat. Since I have been quilt making since 1977, that's not an accurate viewpoint.

My very first bed-sized quilt was a Sampler, which my DS took to college and on to grad school, and loved it to shreds. The second, made from a Quilters Newsletter pattern in 1981, called, "Buds and Blossoms", resides on my guest room bed. My, what I have learned since those efforts!

I'm definitely addicted to applique, although my favorite pieces are combinations of piecing with applique. Hanging behind my DH's chair in the living room is a quilt I made for him several years ago called, "Calendar for a Hoosier Teacher". It features an Apple a month. One can tell it is a Hoosier calendar because the May apple is made from brick fabric, and the leaf from black and white checks to represent the Indianapolis 500.

3 comments:

anne bebbington said...

Love the apple quilt - we have friends who grow apples on their farm for cider manufacture - I've a stash of apple fabrics tucked away to make them a quilt sometime - just haven't got round to it yet - so little time, so many quilts :o(

Dawn said...

What a clever quilt! I noticed the calendar of apples even before I read the post! And how cute it is that it is for Norm! Very fun!

Laura said...

I know what a fantastic quilter you are! I am in awe of all your quilts! Love this apple one.