A Life Full of Laughter: Past quilts

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Past quilts

I thought it would be good to post some pictures of past quilts I've made. Now please don't judge me too harshly! I just started a few years ago and I'm not very good still. I love doing it though. I don't get too worked up about if the points are matching or whatever. I just love the process of quilting. And it is so awesome for people to look at something I've made & admire it!! That is the best!!!!! :)

The green and maroon one is one of the first quilts I made. It was a simple Irish Chain but so much fun to do. It's on our bed now & has been for quite a few years. I'm hoping to make a new one for both our bed as well as Ashley's this coming year.

The blue quilt is another one of the first ones I made. I don't know the name of the pattern. It was one that I found in a Woman's Day magazine and wanted to make. I think I must have put it together wrong though. The design was supposed to be a diamond shape instead of a "V" shape. Oh well, we'll call it creativity!!!

The scrap quilt is a really fun one that I did. I am lucky enough to homeschool my daughter & we call this one the "Homeschooling Quilt". One of the e-mail groups I belonged to decided to swap squares with each other. We were all homeschoolers and thought it would be fun to make quilts that included fabric from everyone. This is probably one of my favorite quilts that I'll ever make!

The denim & red quilt was a special one I made for my husband. It is the first rag type quilt I made. I knew I wanted to do a denim rag quilt but wanted to add a heart to it as well. I decided to use the red flannel & peice a heart into the center of it. I love the results!! The bag looks so neat also because the heart shows up there as well. This quilt is super heavy & warm. It's a great quilt for outside with picnics and things.

The scarlet & grey quilt is also a rag quilt. I made this one for my brother Nathan for Christmas. He loves Ohio State so I thought he'd like a quilt like this. It was fun trying to figure out how to make the big "O" in the middle out of the black flannel. I love the way it turned out!

The plaid quilt is also a rag quilt. I think I got alittle obsessed with them for awhile! They are so quick to put together. Of course I really do hate clipping all the edges. That part isn't fun at all!! Anyhow, the plaid one was just for us here to cuddle under while watching tv or whatever. It's nice & warm - perfect for reading or watching tv. I also used some of the leftover fabric to make a few throw pillows. You can never have enough of those!!

So, those are the quilts I've made so far. I'll post pictures of my wallhanging another time. Thanks for browsing & I love the comments!!


GoldenAngelsWorks said...

You have made a great start... I love the quilts you have done.
I need to try my hand at doing one although, I seem to be a pain to myself as I am such a perfectionist when it comes to my crafts... Have a wonderful New Year!

Debbie said...

Lovely quilts! I love the plaid pillows too. You have made a great start with your blog. Good luck with your goals, I've set several quilty goals too...hope I can get them done!

Happy New Year!

KiniWoman said...

Beautiful quilts! :)

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. I saw your post on Sew Many Quilts and thought I'd check it out...

Happy New Year & Happy Quilting!

Khris said...

Well done on your blog. You have got it well under control along with the quilts you have made.
Hugs, Khris in Oz

Hazel said...

Love your quilts ,like yourself I just started blogging a little while ago ,this site is so easy to use .I put a little side bar in mine to show all the blogs I read regularly it really helps .I look forward t reading you blog ,Good luck

Jill O. said...

These quilts are beautiful! I need to get a hobby such as this to become more crafty with my hands. Great job!

pjhsfirsttimegrandma said...

Hi Lisa: I am a new member of Heartstrings and saw your post about your blog. I love reading blogs!

I loved looking at your quilts too! You have done a great job on them....I especially love the OSU Buckeye quilt - I'm a fellow buckeye! I live in Columbus, Where do you live? Keep up the good work!


Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa, Saw you on Ohioquilters. I don't get to post much, but wanted to stop in and say hi. I'm in SE Ohio in the Hocking Hills area not far from Logan. Love your snowy house photo and your projects:) Isn't fabric addicting!!! Here's my blog:

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