Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Finally - Quilt Pictures!

Finally I have some pictures of some of my quilts to show! DH was a big help in me being able to do this. And what is a quilting blog without pictures of quilts?

This first quilt is a baby quilt made for a friend's little boy. It's made from Bonnie's Scrappy Bargello quilt pattern, which is free on Quiltville. It was so much fun to make. I made it somewhat of an "I Spy"-type quilt, with lots of fun things to find on it. I made this big enough to last him a few years. I always make baby quilts in bright colors with black and white accents, for a couple of reasons. First, I don't really care for pastels most of the time. And second, I make the quilts for the kids to enjoy, not to match their room.

This quilt was made for my father-in-law for Christmas 2006. He has been waiting patiently for a quilt for a long time, and has always been a big supporter of my quilting, giving me money for many Christmas' with the instructions to go buy quilting supplies with it! And gift certificates to local quilt shops too.
I made this with a lot of "manly" fabrics (baseballs, trains, hunting, etc.) and no flowers at all! (harder than one might think!) He told me his favorite color was cobalt blue, so I used as much blue as I could. This one was a lot of fun to make too. It also is a pattern from Bonnie, called Scrappy Trip Around The World. This pattern is so quick and easy, once you have the 2 1/2" strips cut. It's kind of like eating potato chips - hard to stop once you get started! Very addictive!
This is actually the 2nd quilt I've made from this pattern. I don't have a picture of the first one yet, but will show it soon. I'm itching to make another one, just for me. That's incentive to get the quilt studio up and running!


  1. I love that top quilt with the bright colors. Bonnie really inspired a lot of people didn't she?
    Welcome to blogland. It's lots of fun!

  2. Sharon - I remember when you were making the Scrappy Bargello baby quilt at retreat. That is when you turned me on to Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville. The rest is history. I love the Trip Around The World also.

  3. Hi, Sharon, welcome to blogging. great bargello quilts - love the strong colors. looks like we share a love of sf/fantasy. Especially Firefly and the first two Alien movies. I know it's a quilt blog, but I hope you'll post what you're reading and watching too - I'm always looking for recommendations.


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