Sunday, August 3, 2008

Major Accomplishment

Close friends of our family had the weddings of their two
daughters in the same year and two years later had three
grandchildren within two set of twins and
a cousin...whew! All i had to do was think of a quilt...
my biggest thought was how active the families were
and to have a quilt that could be used and used and
washed over and over and still hold up. I had purchased
a lot of fish print material and had also found quite a bit
of batik with the bright and durable colors that appealed
to i came up with this trio.

Jackson Anthony's quilt had to be a little masculine yet
tie in to his sister's and also his cousin..I had to include
a touch of pink plaid. I also attempted a wak-n-stack block
along one edge but ran out of patience. The back is a
majority of the dark blue fish batik with some of the light
blue frogs...this is really a lot of little boy friendly prints and
colors...very pleased with how it looked.
SusieQ's Quilts quilted it in a varigated thread overall pattern.

Monroe Paisley's quilt had to include some of her twin brother's
colors and also her cousin Savannah. Her quilt was still feminine
and bright and quilted in a sturdy overall pattern by SusieQ's Quilts.

Savannah Lynn's quilt had to include some of each of her i put in the
dark batik and some of the fish green
and yellow of Jackson's and Monroe's. Her
backing stayed
true to pink and bright...The overall quilting done by SusieQ's

Quilts made this a good sturdy drag-a-round quilt for Savannah
to grow up with.

Having tried to take photos of the quilts i have made in the
past i wanted to find a new way that worked...If i remember
to take photos they usually have been too dark..or blurry.
I thought a natural setting would set these three off nicely
so i went outdoors. I have an old stretcher quilt frame that
is set up with "c" clamps so i pinned the quilt to the board(it's
wrapped with fabric) and hung the board with fishing line to
an oak limb. There was a breeze blowing so the quilts took
off flying and then i also remembered the background and
had to move around to exclude distractions. Here are
examples of the problems.


Meagneato said...

I love, love, LOVE these quilts!! The batik fabric is beautiful, and what cool, fishy fabric! Nicely done!

Nicole said...

Hi Momma Robin!!!

I just wanted to stop in and tell you how proud I am of you. I love your quilts and I love everything you've done. Your blogs are awesome!! Love your photography too.

So glad the sewing room is helpful to you. Next time I come down, maybe we hit it again for maintenance.



:Jayne said...

Gorgeous work!