One of the hats I wear is that of Quilter.

There’s something indescribably delicious about creating something that fills my need for both beauty and function. If quilting isn’t a creative outlet that has saved my life, it’s certainly one that has saved my sanity on more than one occasion.

Quilting is like gardening…and like knitting… and like writing. You start out with an empty piece of ground, a blank piece of paper, a skein of wool, a stack of colourful fabrics. And then you create.

There’s a certain feeling you get when you straighten your back after pulling weeds, transplanting seedlings, deadheading flowers…when you cast off the last row and put your needles down…when you step away from the keyboard, breathless after writing the final scene…A feeling of  wonder as you pause for a minute and admire the abundance flourishing around you that has come from your own two hands.

What quilter hasn’t sorted and cut, sewn and pressed, then sewn some more? And then when finished, stood back to admire her creation? And then, of course, she gets to do the best part of all. She gets to wrap someone she loves up in it.

Columbia Ice Fields, Jasper National Park

Please click on the links to see the story of each quilt plus more photos!

Quilts made in 2017:
 Irish Chain. Mixture of hand and machine quilting.

Quilts Made in 2016:

Garden Party for the Cabin. Made entirely from my stash. 

♥ Quilts Made in 2015:

Disappearing 9-Patch for Margy Hand quilted. Click the link to read all about it!

The 12th Man: a bento box quilt for Ross. Click the link for the full story and more photos!

Trifle Dish Row Quilt for Dee. Hand quilted. Click the link for more photos and the story.

train tracksTyler’s Quilt: Indomitable Spirit: wonky hash-tag blocks, hand quilted. Click the link for more photos and the interesting story of this quilt!
035The Friendship Garden Bow tie quilt with hand appliqued EPP rosettes. Hand quilted. Click the link for the story and more photos.

Quilts made in 2014:

Pam’s Sampler  Hand quilted


Windmill Baby Quilt

017Quilts made in 2013:

Heidi’s Quilt: Little Sister  Hand Quilted. Pattern: stacked coins

Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail♥ Quilts made in 2012:

Nora’s Quilt “Stars in her eyes”. Designed by Nita Collins. Hand quilted.

Mon Fils Bien-Amié: a Christmas quilt for Michael. Hand quilted.

IMG_3491Amber’s Quilt. Pattern: Island Chain. Hand quilted.

Quilts made in 2011:

Halia’s Quilt. Pattern designed by Nita Collins. Hand appliqued and tied.

Jade’s Quilt. Pattern: basket weave. Hand tied.

Butterflies in my Garden for Mom . Hand quilted. Pattern: appliqued butterflies.

IMG_1802Kelly’s Quilt. Pattern: Ohio Star. Hand quilted.

Quilts made in 2010:
Haley’s Signature Quilt. Fence Rail. Hand tied.

Nita summer 10 087 The very first quilt I ever made! 
1996: Michael’s Quilt. “Sky at Night”. Pattern: fence rail. Hand quilted.

5 thoughts on “Quilts

  1. I love all the creativity involved not only with the quilts, but with the photography. I wish I had pictures like that of some of the dozens of quilts that I’ve made and given away over the years!

  2. It was nice to see you on my blog-thanks for coming by. Now that I see your beautiful photography and to find another Yukon quilter–awesome!

    I adore the picture of the quilt rolled up and sitting on the deck by the lake–adore it!! And I smiled at the one of you in the river in order to get that ‘perfect’ picture of the quilt.

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