Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quilt Collection, You Can Never Have Too Many Quilts!

Quilting is an Art form in itself. Crafts came natural to me when I was growing up.  Art class was my time to see things through my own eyes. 
 I wanted to share my handmade quilts with you and ask that you share yours with me.  This one I made for my husband two years ago, called the drunkards path, but I call it my garden path.

This one I really think is my favorite. It is my vintage hankie quilt.  I took vintage hankies and attached them to cotton fabric and then hand embroidered each one around the edges and then added some fun knots to the center of the flowers.  This was a labor of love!  I use it as a lap quilt on those few winter days we get here in sunny Florida.  This one I made in 2008.

 Here is my crazy quilt made in 2009, I sewed some on the machine and some by hand.  I love to sit in front of a good movie and sew to my hearts content.  And, last but not the least my very first sampler quilt it was started in 2001.  It is all done by hand so that is why it took me until 2007 to finish.  That and getting Lyme disease in 2005 kinda interrupted my life for a few years.

The one thing I have learned through my fight with a number of illnesses cancer being one of them is that you may be stuck in your home for the most part, but you are never shut out from the world.  And, that is so true with me and my situation.  I found a way to reach out from my shut-in situation and found a way to keep from being shut out from the rest of the world.  I brought the world to me.

You can see some of my quilt crafts and other handmade items in my Jeanpatch by MK shop on Etsy too.  You'll also find some more handmade fabric items and one that is quilted in my Eco-Gift Sampler Bag.  Available for purchase on my website, Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op.

Thanks for letting me share my story with you today!


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Marjean said...