A history in pictures of my latest hobby/obession
|I began my first quilt around the time I met
Eric, in 1992. It sat uncompleted in a box which we hauled from
house to house in our many moves over the next twenty-plus years.
The first quilt I actually completed was one I made for my sister in
2009. She said she needed something to throw on the ground for
picnics and the like. I thought that sounded low-pressure enough for
me to try making a quilt for this purpose. I did complete it, with
some major wrinkles on the backing. I felt I succeeded though, since
it is a perfect quilt for throwing on the ground!
In 2015 I dug the pieces of that first quilt out of the closet and
decided to finish it. Little did I know, this would spark an obsession
that would have me making nearly a quilt a month by the end of the
year. It has been so much fun to learn this art, and such a blessing
to be able to give them to my loved ones as gifts. I also hope it
honors my grandmother Wanda Morton, who was a very talented hand-quilter
all of her life, until her eyes wouldn't let her continue. I love to
share my quilting journey with her. This page is to serve as my
memory of each quilt I make.
My first two quilts are shown below. After that is something I call, "Early Days" - which covers
Next is a page for the squedge projects I make, which are table toppers created with a ruler called a squedge.
|1. This was my first completed quilt, made for my sister Desirae in 2009.
||2. This was my second completed quilt. A Native American design.
Cut out around 1992, completed in October 2015.
It was given as a wedding gift to a dear friend.