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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Quilts I made for Christmas this year

This year was really different for making quilts...we has a wedding and a 50th anniversary party within a week of each other this summer and at the last minute I thought I could make autograph quilts.  I've never made an autograph quilt and had no clue what size the strips or squares for the autographs to make, so I winged it!  Then it was fun to figure out what quilt pattern to use for the quilts.  At first I was just going to border each autographed rectangle with the focus fabric rather like a lasagna quilt, but then I found a wrapped candy quilt pattern that fit the candy bar my DSD had at her wedding for her guests to enjoy.  The I experimented with an X block for the anniversary quilt (that sample block turned into the label for the candy quilt!).  I'm sure there is a name for the X block, but I didn't have a pattern to follow, so I just played.
The last quilt I made this year for a Christmas present was for my DSIL and I chose the Hidden Wells pattern.  Well, let me tell you...I obviously can't cut or sew straight!!!  I LOVE the batiks I chose for this quilt, but like all my quilts, didn't turn out the way I thought it would.  The focus colors were to be the blueish-purple and green, not the orange and pink!!!  Because we spent a lovely week in Hawaii with with DSIL this past February, and the quilt ended up reminding me of the beautiful flowers of Hawaii, I named it "Hawaiian Dreams".

50th Anniversary quilt with my DILs

Hawaiian Dreams
Wrapped Candy quilt with the lovely bride and groom - love the picture of them at their wedding in one of the candies!


Unknown said...

WOW! I love your Hawaiian Dreams! The colors and pattern are great!

Helen said...

I'd like to spread out "Hawaiian Dreams" on a sunny day and have a picnic on it! So bright and cheerful!