Today I have a special treat for you. I am hosting a one woman quilt show featuring some of the many quilts made by my mother, Elaine.
In 2005 I hosted a 'no sew' block swap. I selected the pattern "Easy Flower" from Quilter's Cache. Participants were to cut the flower and leave pieces and mail them to their swap partners. Once you received all your swaps, you picked your background fabric, and started sewing. Mom chose this lovely pink for her back ground. The finished piece measures about 42" square and adorns the table in her living room.
"Hidden Garden" May 2006
Block Pattern - Rosie's Calico Cupboard
this was a challenge from the London Friendship Quilters for their 25th anniversary. You had to use 25 different fabrics and measure 25" on a side.
"Christmas Butterflies" Aug 2006
from the book Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth.
When entered in the Western Fair in London, Ontario, it received a 2nd place ribbon.
This is the quilt that I have been sleeping under when I stay at my parents. Not quite a twin size.
This African inspired quilt belongs to Grandson Andrew (my son). It is a large lap size with wonderfully soft fleece on the back. Next photo shows a close-up of the fabrics.
"Bento Box" 2007 from the pattern with the same name designed by Tracy Brookshier. Was the result of a class taken at Reichard: The Quilter's Shop, St. Jacobs, Ontario (when it was still located in Elmira, Ontario). It was entered in the Western Fair, London, Ontario and won the 1st place ribbon and was the Reserve Champion (it would have moved onto the provincials if the overall winner had backed out).
Belongs to Granddaughter Shannon (my daughter). 2008 pattern unknow.
I love the embroidered labels that my mom makes.
Belongs to Great Niece Shae (Alyssa's younger sister).
Belongs to Great Niece Tessa, youngest sister of Alyssa and Shae.
The girls love it that my mom used some of the same fabrics in each of their quilts.
It doesn't show all that well in this photo, but the little girl is machine embroidered. I think she is almost as adorable as the Great Nieces.
Thanks to my cousin Tyler for the photos of his daughters quilts.
Thanks to my son Andrew for the photos of the quilts for Alex, Ben, Sam and Paul.
I have shared with you half of the quilt show. Be sure to return next week for more. Mom has been very busy in 2010 and 2011 and has lots more to share.
Part 2 of the show continues here.
Sorry I don't have the pattern names for some of the quilts. If and when I find them, I will add them to the post. I apologize to any designers I have missed.
I know that your fingers haven't been still this week. Leave a comment and let me know what you have been working on, better yet, leave a link to your current needlework post and I'll add you in.
Sherrie over at Just Books has finished her Granny Square project and started making hexagons. She has some lovely photos posted.