This one I did for Baby Girl (my 6 year old daughter), this past Christmas...turned out way better than the picture....all flannels and super comfy.
Another flannel, for my Nutcracker (12 year old daughter), that I worked on last summer while I was recovering from my James Bond moment... check out Life Flight Story on the sidebar.
It's hand quilted. What bozo hand quilts a flannel quilt?....someone who was in bed all day and about to lose their mind!
To be perfectly honest...what I really want to start doing is art quilts like you'd see over at Jude Hill at Spirit Cloth. Her fourth of July piece was fabulous. My mind just cannot figure out where to start.
And now.....My first quilt:
Definitely a first quilt. It's not finished yet but maybe someday...I think I realized that buying the cheapest batting at the store was not the thing to do...it's awful. I think I'll just go with it and whatever will be, will be. Date on this quilt....maybe 1986. Check out Simplify and La Vie En Rose. for all the details on a Parade of First Quilts.
This is when I became, what I call now, my closet quilting days. I was, in fact, a closet quilter. Someone who doesn't share their passion with anyone for fear they'll lose all their friendships. After all, I was dating some pretty cool dudes during those years. My friends would have accepted it OK but I think even my family would have thought I was spending a lot of money on a "phase".
It wasn't really until about 5 years ago, (that's a long time in the closet) that I came out of the closet and wasn't careful about whom I shared the info that I am in fact....a quilter. Now, I'm more secure and can swallow that hard pill if Joe Brown looks at me with "OK that's creepy, what do I talk about now" look on his face.
I'll just offer him some sweet tea and move on.
And so...I offer you this post, proudly labeled....."Quilts".