This is psychw2/Pat's thread where she can share photos of all her quilts. Psych's starting over with pictures so she has a whole blank canvas where she can share them. This is her Quilt Gallery.
She'll be happy to have your comments or questions and just as it is in an art gallery, the pictures shared here will be only of Pat's wonderfully beautiful quilts.
I'm attaching a temporary picture until Pat has one of her own quilts to share. This is a picture of a scrap/charm quilt that my grandmother made for her hope chest.. She was 12 years old when she finished it in 1914. It is now one of my treasures and I still use it from time to time, mostly just for show. Gotta be very careful with a 102 year old quilt! The fabric she used came from old clothing, some of hers, some of her mothers and some of her sisters. I think she was the only one in her family who quilted.
I'm going to have to ask a friend if she still has any of the pictures I sent her in order to round up pictures. I delete all the pics from the camera chip and then my computer went down... so I'm am starting from scratch to get pictures.
My quilt picture to post! All my other pictures on my computer that died. this was baby blanket for coworker. I'll try and get some more pictures taken SOON! I have several quilts in various stages of unfinished!
If you have the old computer, a good tech should be able to save some of your files and photos.
I'm always a bit nervous about my photos. Technology is changing so fast. I thought they were safe on floppys, then on disks, now I just don't know anymore where to put them so as not to lose them. Printing them all would take me months.
Thank you, I was pleased with it.
EXACTLY Karen, WHERE is safe? I'd like to look more into the "cloud" and how that works!
My oldest is going to look into the problem with the old computer, if not... I have a friend who I could ask, he's as good as anybody I could hire in pro shop. I just hate to bother him!
Name: Magga Reykjavik, Iceland Ægir´s Mom and Charley´s girl
Beautiful quilt Pat, I especially love your color scheme and the appliqued name.
What are the exact opposite words to unfinished/unfinishedness? Quilters in Iceland decided shortly after our Icelandic Quilting Association was established not to use the Icelandic word for 'unfinished' quilts about projects that are taking extremely long time to finish, but instead use a word that means 'started' or 'started on' as the meaning is more positive. This started as a joke as some had many quilts they had started on but then stacked away to start something which they thought was more exciting.😉
So Pat you have several quilts that you have started working on?
hehehe... Yes, yes indeed. I have SEVERAL "started" quilts! This one is a whole cloth and all the stablizing stitching has been done but I was having trouble with my machine and was hoping to finish it at my sister's on her bigger machine. Alas, HER machine is not working!
my Irish chain. Again all the stablizing stitch in the ditch kind of sewing has been done and it is ready for quilting. I was REALLY looking forward to finishing this one.
Some of you might recognize some of these blocks from YEARS ago (NOT the most recent snowflake exchange). I think Thunder's block is from this year, the other's are older or made by me to increase the size of the quilt.
next up is the sunflower quilt I "started" over 4 years ago. I got the borders on it this year. It includes some embroidered John Deere tractor blocks etc. I have the backed loosely planned in my head... I believe it will be large irregular black rectangles with a HUGE sunflower appliqued on it.
this is a simple bright pinwheel I started my one of my newly wedded-in granddaughters. I wasn't happy with the way the border was "bigger" than the quilt pieces. I am having some distortion because of the pinwheel construction leaving bias on the edges. I decided to see if I stay stitched around the edges to see if that would help. I took all the left over fabric and made a smaller child's quilt to test out my theory. It did work better.
I'm so grateful for the camera that was given to me by DG friend Betty and that this computer does have the capacity to download and store my pictures. I am going to see if a friend( /or my oldest son) can retrieve some of my work from the other computer.
Now you might say, "well THIS one is finished", LOL, it's not. I bought it "finished" at a thrift store but if you notice in the print are these cute little umbrellas. I thought it would be a LOT cute with big duck wearing rain boots and umbrella were all appliqued onto it. I wanted it for a wall hanging for April (April showers bring May flowers) but I have not got back to it.
Now those are just the most "started". The easy ones I can lay my hands on! That does not take into account stacks and stacks of blocks that are organized and ready to sew into the next creation! Or EEKKKK, the heart print one that is an attempt at Quilt as you go.
Yea, but I'm IMPATIENT, yesterday or the day BEFORE would have been good!!
I sprayed chemicals, weeded and planted petunias. Now to make run into Home Depot to get supplies for Ben to fix my lawn mower. We're hoping the poor old beast makes it thru another summer season. I am SEEING headway out there!
Name: Magga Reykjavik, Iceland Ægir´s Mom and Charley´s girl
Wow Pat so many beautiful quilts. It's hard to choose which one I like most, but I think the one with the pinwheels is my favorite. And they are all almost done. You are going to finish these gorgeous quilts
You say you are having some trouble with the border. I don't know if everybody does it the same way, but to find the lengths for the borders I always measure the width and length across the center of the quilt top, never the edges as they are often stretched. Thank for posting these beautiful quilt photos
Not quilts but these are a few of my current projects: (this shows some unflnished ones)
LOTS and lots more clothes cut out!!! LOL
My latest yard sale finds for re purposing!
The gray & pink striped dressed with multiple pattern widths is going to make some fun separates and that green top, look at the neckline work, it will be an AWESOME little summer dress or swim suit cover up!