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Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt

This quilt was started in 2002 when I acquired an old Christmas card box filled with vintage hexagons. As usual, some of the pieces were dingy and most were not cut accurately. After soaking, pressing, drawing with a fresh template and re-cutting, they were good as new. I sorted them into color groups and decided…

Oliver’s Drunkard’s Path Quilt

This quilt was made for Oliver Lawrence Krohn, second son of my niece, Jennifer, and grandson of my sister, Sally. Oliver just turned 3 in December. He and his family (Jennifer & Cyrus and kids — Max, Oliver & Marjorie) live in Virginia now. My nephew, Chris, took photos of the Oliver and Max quilts…

Maxwell’s Nine-Patch Quilt

This crib quilt was made for Maxwell Raymond Krohn. Max is the oldest son of my niece, Jennifer, and the first grandson of my sister, Sally. Max is 6 years old now and he’s in kindergarten. My nephew, Chris, took some photos of Max’s quilt when he traveled to Virginia over the holidays. You may…

Kansas Dugout Quilt

I fell in love with this quilt when I first saw it in McCall’s Vintage Quilts (Fall, 2002). It was made with feedsacks and I loved them. Also, since I grew up in Oklahoma and Kansas, the name appealed to me. My older sister gave me a few feedsack scraps, but I wanted more….lots more.…

Crazy Applique Animal Quilt

I bought these cute vintage applique blocks on ebay. Because the blocks were small, I used some old scraps to make a crazy border around each block to enlarge them — also I thought this would look better since two of the animal blocks would be in the corners. The alternate blocks are also vintage…

Vintage Sailor Dogs Quilt

This darling applique quilt was made for my husband, Gordon, by his maternal grandmother, Anna Mae Kollie. She embroidered a G (for Gordon) on the sail and a small 53 (the year he was born) on the lower left anchor. Gordon’s mother gave me the quilt 26 years ago when my son, Elliott, was born.…

Lantern Quilt

I have chosen this quilt (posted In January, 2009) as my entry in the Park City Girl’s Fall Quilt Festival. This pattern is from a 1976 quilt booklet, “Stitch ‘n Patch Quilts.” I love these old pattern books — instructions are minimal and usually take up one page or less. I always use templates to…

Dresden Plate Doll Quilt

This quilt was made with tiny scraps of vintage 1930’s fabric left over from larger quilt projects.  I never throw away any little scraps because they can be used for doll quilts (and vintage fabric is precious).  This little quilt was pieced and quilted entirely by hand — even the binding.  The back is a…

Simple Objects Quilt Top

After viewing some pages of this fabulous old coloring book on doe-c-doe‘s blog entry for June 25, I sent her an e-mail and asked if I could possibly talk her into scanning the other pages in the book and sending them to me.  I had looked all over for a copy of the Simple Objects…

A quilt for Julie

This is a doll quilt I made for the new American Girl doll, Julie.  I related to this doll since the year is 1974 and she is a hippy like I was  (or at least as much as any AG doll could be).  Julie was also the name of my sister-in-law who had long blonde…