17 January, 2012

TGCDP*, Part 4

Today's post exhausts the supply of quilts that have been hiding in the closet, I'm unsure yet if I will document lurking UFO's. I'm strong and courageous but I may have reached the limit, I don't need to push myself over the edge! Big, black, trash bags are my new best friend... and they'll never tell! The closet organization of culling, folding and neatening  fabric took me over twice as long as the time I had allotted for the task; (tr: I'm not done yet!) but, I had to remind myself of how many years it took to get that disorganized and messy, that made my snail's pace easier to accept. I'll keep chipping away. The quilts pictured here are in two sections, the first: quilts made by me, the second: quilts made by others. Enjoy.
The Best Part Of Waking Up
71" X 59"

Sowing Seeds Of Love
36" X 44.5"

Stenciled Strawberry Sampler
28: X 28"
Four Block Sampler
Class sample: Quilt Camp For Kids
29.5" X 29.5"

Leo And Friends
72" X 60"
Every Year Is the Year Of The Dog
58" X 46"

Sam And Sue
tied and appliqued comforter, gift for our first child from my parents
49" X 34"
(front) purchased in Xian, China
60" X 34"
(reverse) purchased in Xian, China
60" X 34"

(detail from above, polyester double-knit)

Bonhomme de Neige
16" X 12"
made for me by Debra S. Baker

20.5" X 15"
made for me by Maredda Nelson

Table Talk
29" X 29"
made for me by Holly Alloway

Ribbons Of Friendship
16" X 16"
Signature quilt made for me by the Pins and Needles group~
The American Women's Club of Geneva, Switzerland

The Miracle Quilt
38" X 38"
tied comforter, given to me after surgery by Augsburg Lutheran Church Quilt Ministry

Friendship Signature Quilt
48" X 48"
made for me by Forsyth Piecers and Quilters Guild

Strawberry Hill Drive (top)
28.5" X 28.5"
given to me by Holly Alloway

These are quilts from the closet and only a small representation of my quilting journey through time, thanks for coming along. Countless more quilts and wallhangings have been gifted through the years or currently hang on our walls and cover the beds and chairs in our home. I didn't keep a quilt journal, this will have to suffice; however, I will continue to document from this day forward.

Life is Good!
*The Great Closet Documentation Project


Quiltdivajulie said...

Congratulations for getting this far . . . SUCH a lot of work!

Re documenting the UFOs -- those are between you and your creative self. Go ahead and be ruthless - repurpose what you like and remove the rest. Times change and so can we!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Seeing the coffee cup quilt made me smile! That was the first time I met you...it was in the guild show at Salem College (my first show!) and it was my favorite!


Paula, the quilter said...

I've been looking at my sewing room and trying to figure out a way to re-organize. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nane said...

Wow I have been away from your blog for a few days and look at all I have missed. I guess I think your starting picture of your closet looks good compared to my dissaray right now...but its inspiration to get on it for sure. Go Postal almost has the shelving in the storage room complete and then its my turn again in the sewing room. Love all the old quilts...

*karendianne. said...

I'm so glad you did this. I'm happy for you and for all you friends & family to share in this. And then personally I have to say my experience of you - the person you are - is infused. I've learned so much more about you thru this series, Debbie. All the depth and love and expansive energy of Spirit that you are. I always knew that but it's infused!!!

Little Penpen said...

Well it just keeps getting better and better!! Of course, I LOVE the Year of the Dog quilt... my favorite. I also love the coffee cup quilt and the signature quilt. They are all so pretty!

Janet O. said...

I am amazed at the collection and selection! Taking in all you have shared, I know I don't have even a fraction of that many quilts in my home.

Anne Heidi said...

Wow- so many beautiful quilts- you must be having a lot of fun organizing!

Gail said...

What a lovely collection of quilts you have and the memories of friends and times to go with them.

I think it's great that you've saved all of them. It's too bad hindsight is 20/20 because I now regret not saving a few that I let slip through my fingers.