My Creative Side
with Sherry Ann Hudson
This is a lap quilt I made for my Mother several years ago. She loved birds and the color blue, so I felt it was the one to make for her. It's a triple Irish chain pattern.
My granddaughter chose this lap quilt. I hated to cut into the back fabric, so I used it sparingly on the front. ")
This is a baby quilt I made from some scraps in a bold red, green, white/beige and blue theme. Little boys llike bright colors.
I made these wall hangings at a quilt show. The patterns are from "Fabled Flowers." The top row is Akebia, and the bottom one is "Camellia Japonica, They were fun to make.
Here are stories that were included in the book for each flower.
Akebia - "On a summer afternoon, a swallowtail butterfly was flying around looking for flower nectar. She stopped on a pine branch to rest and there met an inchworm named Lerun. They chatted a while. Lerun told the butterfly of his life-long desire to fly and she ageed to take him on her shoulders if he would show her where she could find some flowers. They flew to a clearing in the woods and there they saw thousands of Akebia flowers in full bloom. It was a wonderful day for both of them."
Camellia Japonica - "There once was a cricket named Kika who played a violin given to him by his father. Kika was not happy with the sound of his violin, so he decided to buy a new one. When spring came, he floated down the on a camellia flower to the nearest village. He went into a shop where violins were made. There, he saw a tall cricket wearing a fancy black silk hat who was in the middle of buying the best violin the the shop The elegant cricket was Kika's father, who, to Kika's great surpriswe, was buying the beautiful new violin as a special gift for his son."
The hand-stitching is called sashiko.
This modern pattern is called crayons. The backing just happened to match her new bed cover. We often think alike.
This quilt is all about puppies. I photocopied all the different poses on the fabric, then enlarged them on paper, using other fabrics I created each puppy and placed them as centers of each block. The puppy fabric is the boarders around each square. The square if the puppy paw prints. I don't have a full picture.
This wall hanging I made for my husband, the fisherman. The fin hanging down on each fish can be moved up and down.
This is a Triple Irish Chain pattern. I applicaid one large flower in each white space, with blue petals and pale yellow centers. Wish I had a copy of the finished quilt.