I've thought of another use for one of the Page features given to each of us who use Blogger. This is a good spot to chronicle the quilts I've made beginning in 1993. It will be great to have the photos and information for each quilt recorded all in one place. Right now there are many years of loose photos in a shoe box and a list of the of the titles and the year the quilts were made through 2007, plus several binders of crammed and barely organized notes ... 16 years worth. This is my first entry:
*****************1993 - 1 quilt, 1 top
My original intention was to make textile art that combined skills and techniques from many years of learning and exploring needlework skills with quilting as a foundation.
This one was begun before I knew anything about quilting. It is hand-pieced silk and the blocks are 2 1/2" square. The idea I had for finishing it with a border of accordion quilting didn't work. It may be finished some year now that I am much more knowledgeable. That won't happen until the mood or inspiration strikes. In the meantime it wait its time at the bottom of a chest.
Made of silk fabric samples cut in 1" squares.
My intention was to make all of my quilts with this "accordion" technique. However, the process of learning the craft of quilting waylaid that plan.
Hand quilted - gifted to KandT
Read about this wall piece here.
It will take sometime for me to record all the quilts that I've made through the years. This will be an ongoing project that's worked on when I have a bit of time as well as access to scan photographs. The link for Chronicle of Nellie's Quilts is listed under PAGES in my sidebar. Check that link occasionally if you'd like to see the quilts in my past that have led me to the quilts and art I make today. Check it now if you'd like to see my first quilts.