One of my first quilting attempts about 5 years ago from a photo much older than that. The picture is of my kids (the two little ones) with my brother’s boys on a family trip to Lake Tahoe. I loved creating the shapes of their little bodies, clothing and hair. The two middle boys are now well over 6 feet tall and both taller than the oldest on the left. And my daughter is now a tall beauty herself! I gave this to my mom, the “Gran Gran” and “DooDa” of all four kids.
Posting some things I made a while back in 2012 as gifts for family and friends. Everyone loves a portrait of their dog!
Still working on this one – I’m hand quilting it (my first attempt at hand vs machine quilting.) I used scrap slivers from another project. When it came together it reminded me of the NASA photos of space, hence the name.
Wow – four months since my last blog post! It’s been a busy time, new job with long hours, college apps and decisions for my youngest, weekends of protest marches and letter writing…and not as much quilting or creative activity as I usually have going on!
We also hosted an exchange student, Sol, from Paraguay thanks to Amigos de las Americas! So fun to have her with us!
And finally – college decision time! She is UCLA bound – Go Bruins!
Still finishing many “lasts” during May – last dance performances with her dance teacher mentor of 15 years, and with high school dance program (Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts) still to come. And graduation!
Next post – the things that I have managed to make!
I made this giant top about two years ago. The colored blocks are made from the leftover squares I’d cut to create a pixel quilt (from a photo of my daughter, Adrienne, dancing on the beach at sunset – below). The small blocks are variations on 9-patch and look like little flags to me. My sister in law loved it and I promised to finish it for her and my brother. A year later I am still finishing it…
I love how this turned out and will be glad that it will have a good home soon!
Update: Flags finally gifted to the Woodruffs July 2017!
Top is done! So excited to finish this for a special young couple who recently tied the knot. Would you believe – I had all this fabric on hand in my stash? Love that black and white!