Although I'm no expert in the quilting area, I do love admiring quilts and have made up a few of my own over the years ... all of which were gifts and none of which I have photos (pre-blogging days!). My sister and mother and I have attended various quilt shows over the years and we all admired greatly the precision of sewing and the eye for design that quilters share.
Today I'm joining Soma of Whims and Fancies in an on-line quilt show ... Trunk Full of Quilts! I checked with Soma and she agreed that I could showcase a couple of quilts that my mother-in-law has made for my two kids. My mother-in-law has been making quilts for years and years, and she is a "perfect-points" kind of quilter. You could look over any of the quilts she has made, and the points are exact every single time. She's a perfectionist and does amazing work. My quilts tended to always have a few spots that didn't fit quite right, but I'm a little too lazy to rip them back ;)
She was determined to give each of my kids a quilt made by their grandma. My mother-in-law suffers from arthritis in her hands, and also has had serious back troubles for many years. But she sat down at her sewing machine for all the months required and created these beautiful quilts. My daughter chose her own quilt from a pattern offered in a magazine:
My son didn't choose a specific quilt pattern, but apparently he had discussed it with his grandma and gave her the strict instructions of "not too many flowers"! He was presented with his quilt this past spring:
I like my son's quilt the best. I love these sorts of patterns within patterns in quilts,
and the colours in this are more to my liking.
Both beautiful quilts and my kids are very happy with them!
Please visit Whims and Fancies to see what others have contributed
... there are some beautiful quilts!!
Thanks for stopping by!
PS Sorry I haven't been around to visit much or even to post anything here on my own blog. Things have been going a little haywire these past few weeks and I'm having a tough time juggling all the balls at once. I've read everyone's recent comments, and if I haven't been able to reply to them this time around I apologize. Hopefully you'll see more of me, and me of you, very soon. Thanks for understanding :)