Friday, August 22, 2008

My Quilts

Since everyone else is posting such wonderful pictures of their quilts for the book giveaway this week, I figured I better hop on the bandwagon and post mine!

When I was little, we lived in PA and used to go to Lancaster every summer for a few days. Those are some of my favorite memories from growing up. This is an Amish wedding ring quilt that my mom bought and it was hanging in our hallway until they sold that house and moved to Florida. Of all the these in that house, this is the one thing that I wanted for myself...and she made sure I got it! It is not in very good shape after years of wear and tear, but it's my favorite!

I've been told that this is an Amish "buggy quilt" that they use in their carriages when it's cold outside. It's not as big as a bed quilt. I found it packed up in some of my mom's things that they had left in storage. Quite a find, huh?

This is a store bought quilt that my mom bought me when I moved into my first apartment in college. Now it covers my daughter's bed.

This is also a store bought quilt that we got for Benjamin when he moved into his "big boy" bed for the first time. I can't believe that was 6 years ago! And it still covers his bed today.

This is my latest project ~ curtains for my French doors. This is really my first quilting project, so it's very simple squares. And since they're curtains, they're not getting any padding in the middle. My mother-in-law is helping me with these, but this last panel I have done completely on my own. I'll post a picture when they're finished and hung.

And these are the leftover squares from my curtain project that the winner of the quilt book giveaway will be receiving.

And I thought I'd include a picture of my patchwork teddy bear ~ I got it from my mom's things, too. Isn't he great?

Last but not least, if you didn't read my post about my heirloom quilt that my mother-in-law made me, check it out here.

Good luck to all of you who entered the quilt book giveaway! And thanks so much for posting your picture, I've really enjoyed seeing them. If you haven't entered yet, there's still time! I'm extending the deadline until Saturday 8/23 at midnight!

See my next post for details...

'Til then...



Sherry said...

THose are beautiful! I wish I was that talented. :D

Teresa said...

Hi Brandi!
I'm so sorry I put the author's name instead of yours!!! I have corrected my post and have now gotten a chance to look at the new quilt pics you posted. I love all your quilts. I especially love your idea for curtain panels!!! That's very creative, as well as beautiful. Do you have a pattern for the patchwork bear? He's a cutie!

Yesterday was my 35th birthday, so wouldnt that quilt book be a great b-day present for me??? LOL

Thank you for visiting my blog! Come back any time. I will be adding some quilting tutorials soon to our front porch at homesteadblogger. My first one will involve quick ideas using the cathedral window pattern.


Brandis Mom said...

Awwww.... it was great to see those things again! I want them back! Haha - just kidding!

Jen said...

That is a very neat idea for curtains. I am going to attempt them and I will post on my progress. Our fabric store is having a sale on fabric. I may swing by the thrift store to see what I may be able to find for sheets to use. Thanks for the idea.

Heart 4 My Home said...

Love looking at the quilts. Those are some pretty prints that you are going to use for the curtains. Thanks for sharing the link with me.


marye said...

the curtians will be beatiful!