Saturday, February 17, 2007

One of my favorite memories as a little girl is one of visiting my Grandmother and seeing all her quilts. She lived on a farm and in between all her farm chores she quilted. I remember thinking I wanted to be just like her when I grew up.

She would make a quilt a month from start to finish. All her quilting was done on a frame that was suspended from the ceiling. She would lower it when she was working on a project and raise it up out of the way when she wasn't working. A really efficient system!

This is a sample of one of my first efforts in traditional quilting. LOL...when I look at it now I think of all the things I would do different but for a first try with hand piecing and hand quilting I think I did pretty good. One day I may take a stab at adding more quilting stitches and a few beads to it. But for now it hangs on my bathroom wall for all to enjoy! My love of purple has a long history.  Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

Susan said...

I have *always* wanted one of those frames! Ever since I read about it in a book in the 70s, I thought it was the most efficient thing. I wonder if there's still anyone around who knows how to rig one up.

I love your block. It's happy feeling.

Shelina said...

Karen, your feather stitching is great. I love the fabric choice on this wallhanging. It makes a very traditional pattern very modern.

Frederique said...

Purple is a great color, and your quilt is gorgeous!

Ribbonwiz said...

Hi Karen,
Thank you for your comment on my blog..
Your purple quilt is gorgeous.
The purple and orange go so well together..