I have a friend at church that had asked me if I crochet , I told her that Mom and I both did .
She said she had 74 Granny Squares that her mother had crocheted many years ago,she had them in her closet since her Mom passed on and was wanting the granny squares put together I told her that Mom was better at that, so I took all 74 squares to her and we decided that they needed to have them outlined in black to make it look better and to make it bigger . However there were 15 squares that she could not use because of the yarn being a more light weight yarn, so Mom made an extra 26 squares to make it 90 squares all together.
Mom got the black and finished it ,had it almost done in July when I was there but not quite , so she added a scalloped edge to it and made it look so much better.
I brought it home with me this time and Jeanie was very happy with the results .So excited that it was done!!
Mom has made lots of them just like this one.I have one too.
Maybe some day I will make one like it .
I had the chance to go visit with Mom while my husband and his brother went to Georgia this past weekend .She was showing me all the quilts she finished since I saw her last and she sure has been a busy woman! ,
For a long time she had been quilting on a rack ..but it bothered her back, so she is now quilting all the smaller ones on her lap , sitting in a more comfortable chair.However she does a few on the machine too.
Yesterday I machine quilted 2 for her and I will show those later.
These are just a few , I took lots of pictures, so there will be more each day .
This is a panel I've had for a couple years , brought it at HeartFelt Fabric and Quilt Shop In Winter Haven, Fl. I added a couple more fish & coral , I plan to add more fish ,maybe a hut,birds and something else on top later.
The top is ready for batting and backing then it will be machine quilted .
Here is 2 hats I made for a neighbor that has become a welder. I have made many,many of these for my brother-in-law and some of the guys he works with too.
I can make them to order ,but I like it better knowing the head size as so many of them have different head size .My brother-in-law likes the odd color ones and the football fabric.
I even made some in bright colors like pinks ,orange and etc.
I have entered another quilt into the quilting gallery weekly contest .
This one is called School Days , I made lots of these for my sister and others to sell and for a couple of door prizes for the schools .All were different.
The school house ,school bus ,tree's and background I drew and made myself ,I used wonder under to iron onto the back and then machine quilted , the little people were from fabric for Childrens fabric books .Those were also ironed on.
This is another one I have ready for batting and Backing ,after I fix the bottom as I did not get it squared off correctly.
I think I will quilt the flowers and the bottom rusted part in black or dark brown , as I want the flowers to stand out and I will try to make the rust look like a vase.Then use a lighter shade of thread for the top.
I have not decided if I want to bead this one too or not.