Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Grandma's quilts

My quilt bee is full of Grandmas, (it's nice to be with friends your own age!) and we're all busy making quilts for our grandchildren. The following are a few of them.This first one is one of 3 I am making for my 3 little grandsons for their big boy beds. They love sports, so I incorporated 4 different sport theme fabrics into each quilt. I made the quilts quite large and no "little kiddie" prints hopefully they last them until they graduate for high school! I made big brothers his a few years ago, football fabrics one side of the quilt and basketball the other.

This is a close up of the first top, the next one will have red lattice in place of the blue and next will have green. I hope to have them finished by October.

Ok, this isn't a grand kids quilt but another block for my "Family Tree" quilt. This is a picture of the first Jolman school that was built in 1865, a one room school. The school has gone through many changes, now it is big brick building. Under the applique I'm starting to embroidery in all the history.

Back to Grand kids quilts, my girlfriend Laura's daughter had twins, she made these beautiful little quilts for them for their baptism. Their pieced with different white on white fabrics. The middle has the babies names and birth dates embroidered in, blue one for the boy.
And a pink one for the girl.

Jamie made this one for her first grand baby (this is the fourth one for the new baby who isn't born yet). It's a pattern but I'm not sure of the name, it is so cute and whimsical.

I'm leaving on vacation Saturday, My husband, son and I are heading out West for a couple of weeks. I am going to spend 3 days in Window Rock, Arizona on the reservation with a Navajo lady who teaches natural dying. We will go out in the desert and plateaus and harvest the plants, bring them back to her home and set the dye pots up on outdoor fires (my husband and sons job is digging the plants and chopping fire wood). I have my wool fabric premordated and ready to go, I'm very excited. There is no weaving at this workshop just natural dying. There is also a women coming who is writing a book on the subject, that hopefully will bring out even more great information.
On the way there and back we will be doing a lot of camping in the mountains in Colorado, I packed a dye pot and hope to do a little dying along the way. I'll see you the end of August (wow, summer is going fast).

1 comment:

Deb H said...

Summer is just whizzing by, isn't it? I love the kids quilts.
I wish I was going to camp & dye wool with you!

I had band in that old building at Jolman school!

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