A very long time ago, my father in law asked for a wallhanging, and I showed him a card with Carol Bryant Phaler's quilt on it. (got the spelling wrong, but I'm sure you can tell who I mean.) So I did my best to make one similar. Not exact, but I love it. My In Laws loved it to. But their living room and most of the house is in earth tones, so I don't think it was hung up.
Close up... Well, my Mother in Law died October 19, 1997. So this quilt and the next one got put away. Ken remarried a wonderful woman and they were married for 18 years. Then Ken died 3 years ago....
So these quilts have been returned to me for my use. I'm happy to get them back, but not for the reason why. New Mother in Law is so sweet and wonderful, so she offered them back.
Now when I look at my workmanship on these that were done over 20 years ago, the stitches are so much better. Tiny and lots of them.... but the designs lack originality. So my designs are now my own. My hands are getting slower and can't make the little stitches as well. That makes me sad. I still love my work and making quilts. Things change as time marches on.
Close up, very old fabric! Some from the 1970's! But I still love this one. I took a class from Marilyn T. many years ago to make the kalidescope quilt design.
Are you still making quilts!? How has your quilting changed? Designs more your own, and then a rush to get them done because there are so many more you want to make! Funny how things do change.
My good friend, Kitty, used the brown floral fabric in so many things, she said it should line her coffin so she would be comfortable. I want so many fabrics with me so I can keep quilting. Death will not stop me!