Im stumped...so I need a little help...
What I want to do is make a "special" quilt just for me...I know it sounds selfish but I dont really haven't kept any of the ones I made.They have all been made for one person or another and I found that I really dont have one just for "me".
I am very girly in my colors and have nothing really in mind as to what I want to make, what method...nothing....so..
what is your favorite quilt that you have made and wished you kept for yourself ?
Any thoughts/ideas/suggestions would be soo very appreciated !!
Any Judy Neimeyer quilt. I made the Hawiian Star and NOONE is getting that....I'm taking it with me when I go. LOL
www.quiltworx.com to see Judy's quilts.
If life hands you scraps make quilts
If I were going to make a quilt "for me," I would try to put a lot of myself into it. In other words, the fabrics would reflect my likes or my hobbies, or else I'd add pictures or surface embellishment that had personal meaning. I'd want someone to be able to look at it & say, "Oh, that is SO her!"
So my advice is to mull it over for awhile...sleep on it...suddenly an idea might come to you. Do you want something that is autobiographical, or something that simply represents your favorite colors? Maybe you've taken a memorable trip? Maybe you've always been thinking (in the back of your mind) about where you grew up? Maybe you have "trinkets" and souvenirs tucked away that could come out? Or your old baby clothes?? Hmmmmm!
A quilt I made that was very personal was the one I made for MIL from FIL's shirts, after he had passed away. I included pictures, too. It's definitely a family keeper.
Oops, I meant to add that I, too, don't have my own quilt! If you looked around my house, you might not have many clues about my hobby (not until you opened my sewing room door). Almost everything I've made, I've given away! Which is fine...I like spreading the joy. But someday...This message has been edited. Last edited by: StarrySky,
I started a dresden plate that was supposed to be for me. But when my niece got engaged I finished it up and gave it to her. Have not made another one but that is the one I will do sometime for myself. Don't know what it is about that pattern that I like so much. But that is the one. sandy
This is easy to answer...the quilt I wish I had made and kept for "me" was a grandmother's fan quilt. However, I would do it in different colors now just for me.
I found a bright colored large flower print on black that I fell in love with. Bought everything left on the bolt. It will be some kind of stack & wack, one block wonder, etc. quilt someday. Find the fabric you love and the pattern will come to you. Or I could finish the one I started at a class in Dallas about 15 years ago. Wow, can't believe it's that long ago, but we have been here in 13 years already... Chris
Any Baltimore Album for me!
"Never be afraid to try anything new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic." Unknown.
You sound like a "shabby chic" girl to me! I was in a swap and loved the log cabin type quilt blocks we did. Stll have it in a drawer ready to put together.
A zigzag or twister pattern in shabby chic would be gorgeous and fast. If you wanna pass it on and take tons of time-i vote for the Baltimore Album.
Gosh there's soooo many patterns out there!!
Le us know what you decide!
I don't recall who, but a couple made the "Asian Scrappy Road", I can picture you doing it in shades of pink and gold for you.
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." ~~~Dalai Lama
hey Elaine - I still have that Quilt of Purses patterns..... you know, the one you and I were going to make a couple years ago??? Now Missy, I've seen your fabric collection so I know you already have a jump start and don't need to buy any more - especially shabby chics!
Oh - how about something like my chenille and shabby shic block quilt that I have on my bed - nice and heavey and you wouldn't need to put batting in it.
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