Back in the day, when the day was about 9 years ago, which is when the oldest grandgirl was born, my dearest sis and I embarked on the tradition of making the grands quilts. I had learned to quilt in 1978, and was all about the scissors and templates, hoops and hand quilting. That stuck until the the fifth quilt. A few things happened. The quilts started stacking up. DSis bought a Bernina, helped found the Modern Quilt Guild in Las Vegas, and subsequently retired.
I will be honest here. I didn't know modern from schmodern. Quilts are quilts are quilts...and are mostly for covering up with. So anyway, back to DSis retiring and leaving Las Vegas and moving into the hot bed of America's quilting heartland. Her mad skilz took off like a rocket, and she was all...maybe we should look at some of the more recent innovations in the quilting industry. I was all...this was how I learned to make quilts and this is how I am going to die making quilts.
|Variation of Card Trick with 30's reproduction prints|
|"Sisters" with 30's reproduction prints|
|16-patches from FCMQG block bee and hour glass block|
The photos are of a few of my recently completed quilt tops. The top two are throw sizes, the bottom is now larger than the photo shows, more of an oversized queen. I cranked these out in the last week. Fast as lightening! Quick as winks! Goodbye to the olden days!