In the interim, I caught up with some old friends...quilts from my pre-blog days that I had given to my parents over the past decade or so...
I made these two quilts for my parents' 35th anniversary back in 1997, which was also the year that my niece Rachel was born. The only reason I'm able to remember this is that I was diligent and labelled the back of both quilts! The quilts are from the book, Two for Your Money by Jo Parrott. I took a workshop with her in 1996 when she visited Massachusetts. I remember that my car broke down on the way to the workshop and I spent some quality time waiting in a gas station in the pouring rain for my car to be fixed. A couple of hours, and a new alternator later, I finally made it. Luckily it was a 2-day workshop. The larger, pinwheel-like top quilt was made first, and the bottom quilt, the basket quilt, was made with the left-over pieces. I made these quilts to match my parents' living room sofas, that fortunately moved from Massachusetts to Florida with them when they retired.
|Mom and Dad were recruited to hold up the quilt. Mom painted the portrait of |
my niece Rachel that appears over the center of the quilt.
|The quilting on both quilts is stunning. I sent them to a machine quilter that I had found |
in Texas in early Internet days. If you double-click on the photo, it should enlarge.
|Mom and Dad's wedding photo, November 1962|
|If you look closely, you can see some of the table runner that |
matches my parents' 35th wedding anniversary quilts.
|50 Happy Years Later! Dad, Mom, and me.|
Pugs and kisses,