Friday, February 14, 2014

Wrapped in Love

Wrapped in Love
“Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love”
 When I am not busy designing my jewelry, or crocheting and knitting until my fingers are numb; I also enjoy quilting.
My very first quilt was made for my daughter about 30 yrs. ago.
2013-04-30 001 2013-04-30 017 (800x733)
As you can see my stitches are not exactly straight.  Of course, I was using my sister’s machine from High School.
Kelly's Baby Quilt
 As you can see from my other quilts, I have improved with each one.  Since I still cannot read (or understand) quilted patterns, each quilt was designed by myself.  For each quilt I design,  I always sketch out what I want to create in way of design and color.
The “Angel” quilt, which is a “queen size”, was made for my friend in India.  The red backing is Silk which I received from India, so it was perfect for this quilt!
FP Angel Quilt 2005 (800x600)
When my daughter became engaged, she asked if I would make them a quilt, her request – (not too flowery!).  At their engagement dinner I gave them the fabric, and did manage to finish before the Wedding!  My extra added touch is the Heart in the center with both Kelly and Danny’s names embroidered in the center (yes, I do embroidery also!); also note in the white squares the tiny embroidered hearts. 
Kellys Wedding Quilt.Closeup (698x496) (572x442)    Kellys Wedding Quilt.full (791x509)
Next with the announcement of a “little one” on the way, I couldn’t wait to start working on Zachary’s quilt!  Kelly had always loved the “vintage” designs of the Pooh, and did the nursery in Vintage Winnie the Pooh.  It was not easy to find A Vintage fabric, searching every site online, but found what I wanted. Again after sketching out the design, using a new fabric “Minky” in a Baby Blue for the backing, a “baby quilt” was made.  As you can see Zachary loved it and is still sleeping with it!
Zachary.Winnie Pooh quilt (540x720)
Zachary.quilt. (502x667) (2) (502x667)    Zachary Sleepikng w Quilt 2.4.13 (520x537)
I have made quilts for my nieces and nephews as Shower gifts, and special occasions.  I also made this “Flower Fairy” quilt for my little niece, Maya, in Chicago.  As you can see, she absolutely loved it!  Again, I used “Minky” fabric for the backing in a pale pink.
DSC_0036 (800x692)
I plan to start adding some of my “mini” quilts, which can be used as wall hangings,  shortly in my “MagdaleneKnits” shop.  In a few of them I used pictures of my sister and me when we were very young.  If you would like a custom made “mini quilt”, I will just need you to send me a picture.
So as you can see, my fingers are always busy creating!


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