Friday, March 4, 2011

"Happy Trails", The Quilt

I'm back into quilting a little bit again.  I'm working on what may be my last baby quilt for my 6 month old grandson, Heath.  He's the only one of my five grandchildren that I haven't made a quilt for.  I'll show the progress on this later after I get a little further along with it.

As I've been working on the baby quilt, it made me realize that I have missed the designing, the colors, the textures and the sewing of quilts.  Miniature quilts is my passion, as most of you know.  I thought I'd share today one of my first, if not the first, miniature quilt I made.  It's probably not officially a true miniature because it's a little large by miniature standards, but it was my first and they got smaller and smaller as I went along.

The actual quilt itself is 23" square.  I had several of my quilts matted and framed because a few years ago I was invited to display them at an art gallery and they really showed up as art pieces when framed.  Then after we moved into our new house about six years ago, I was looking for art work for my walls and Hubby said, "You have all those quilts up at the gallery, they would look good on our walls."  So I took them all out of the gallery and hung them on my walls.  This one is in the hallway right outside my bedroom.

This particular quilt I didn't design myself.  I saw the pattern in a magazine. I decided to use batiks gradated from dark to light.

  This particular quilt pattern is "Snail's Trail".  Each square is 3-3/4".

   I machine and hand quilted this myself.  The border vine and leaf was hand appliquéd and hand quilted.

Now as soon as I finish my baby quilt, I'm going to get back to miniatures.

I'm linking today to Cindy's Show and Tell Friday

Alison's Friday Unfolded
Cielo's Show Off Your Cottage Monday


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